Wednesday, March 29, 2023

An AI has turned “Family Guy” into a flesh-and-blood sitcom. and the result is fascinating

family Guy It premiered on Fox in 1999 and has since become an icon of our popular culture. The regular and animated adventures of Peter, Lois, Chris, Megan, Stewie and the dog Brian have been with us for no less than 400 episodes, each scene providing copious amounts of humor. Together with The Simpsons we can say that the sitcom An animated film created by Seth MacFarlane changed the television scene in the 2000s for its parodies and references to the current world.

Now, in 2023, many years after its cancellation, family Guy is back but this time in the flesh, An artificial intelligence has turned an animated series into a live action Set in the eighties, in the purest sitcom style of the time. Although only the introduction, the opening scene of the series, has been published, we are able to see what their mythical characters would have been like if they were real. And the result is simply mesmerizing.

The creators of such a digital feat are YouTube users Lyrical Realms and used midjourney to convert. “All the images come directly from Midjourney, but they weren’t created using only text prompts, it was a combination of using existing images and using prompts as well,” the author of the video explained in the article. He also says that he used Photoshop to remove foreign objects or separate the layers and give a 3D-like effect.

During his feat, he had to discard some images that had obvious flaws, such as one where Peter is not wearing glasses or one where he is much taller than Lois. “The engineering part was definitely the hardest part, I had to generate a lot of images before it started seeing the light of day and finally I managed to generate the kind of look I was looking for (about 1,500 images, Once the first character (Peter) is generated, the rest becomes a bit easier. The most difficult to generate were the Cleveland and the Swamp,” he explains.

the author states it took about five days In fully completing the project, since the AI ​​had generated all the images it could not keep up and this delayed it constantly. Despite only joining YouTube a month ago, Lyrical Realms already has over 13,000 subscribers on the platform and their videos family Guy It has almost 5 million views.

There are interesting details in the audio-visual excerpt. It is faithful to the original material.: Peter Griffin is overweight, wearing a white shirt, round glasses and green pants, while his wife, Lois Griffin, has her distinctive red haircut. Some of the more unusual imagery are baby Stewie Griffin (who doesn’t have a rugby ball head) and dog Brian Griffin (who is a real dog here).

In the past, there have been live TV series specials where viewers could see the cast in the flesh. in fact, a film about family Guy For a long time. MacFarlane confirmed that there were still plans for that, although there are obvious challenges in creating real versions of some of the characters. In particular, the size and vocabulary of Stewie’s head would make it hard to imagine him surviving.

Family Guy

In fact, that’s exactly what Lyrical Realms has done in creating such an epic adaptation. even though you tried to give it see As realistic as possible, the result has been slightly distorted in some cases. This is quite noticeable in Peter and Louis Griffin. and others like Glenn Quagmire or Steve, who gave more reasons to be pervertHere they seem to be more realistic, as a result of which they do not come together.

Luckily for netizens, family Guy This is not the only series from our childhood that has been recreated with artificial intelligence. As Ryan Broderick shows us in this Twitter postexamples already exist the Simpson hey Scooby Doo, Even then Their quality and similarities leave something to be desired.

Images: Lyrical Sphere (generated by AI MidJourney)

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