Midjourney released Niji 6 - The Ultimate Anime AI Generator

ServeNoMaster
30 Jan 202409:22

TLDRMidjourney has launched Niji 6, their latest anime-style AI model, which is specifically tuned for Eastern anime aesthetics. The model is currently in Alpha and can be accessed through Discord by typing '/settings' and selecting Niji model version 6 Alpha, or by using the '-ni6' command after prompts. It's also available on the alpha version of Midjourney's website for users who have generated over 5,000 images. The model offers a stronger style compared to its predecessors and includes a new 'variety' parameter, previously known as 'chaos'. Testing the model with different variables such as stylization, weirdness, and variety, reveals that 'raw' mode combined with stylization provides the most promising results. The video demonstrates the model's ability to generate consistent characters and suggests that further tweaking of the parameters can lead to the creation of the perfect anime-style image. The audience is encouraged to experiment with the model and share their thoughts on its readiness for prime time.

Takeaways

  • ๐ŸŽ‰ Midjourney has released Niji 6, an anime style model with a stronger style compared to previous versions.
  • ๐Ÿ“ข Niji 6 can be accessed through Discord by typing '/settings' or by adding '-ni6' to your prompts.
  • ๐Ÿ” Users with more than 5,000 generated images can access Niji 6 on the alpha version of Midjourney's website.
  • ๐ŸŽจ The Midjourney Visual Dictionary can be used to select anime styles for character creation.
  • ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Niji 6 offers a choice of portrait, square, or landscape image shapes.
  • ๐Ÿ”„ Variables such as stylization, weirdness, and variety (formerly chaos) can be adjusted for different effects.
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ Stylization on a scale of 0 to 1,000, weirdness on 0 to 3,000, and variety on 0 to 100 allow for fine-tuning of the image style.
  • ๐Ÿง Character consistency is maintained even with different stylization levels, showing the model's strength in generating coherent characters.
  • ๐Ÿ” Experimenting with 'raw' mode often produces better and more consistent results compared to 'standard' mode.
  • ๐Ÿšซ High levels of weirdness and chaos can lead to unpredictable and sometimes undesirable image styles.
  • ๐ŸŒŸ The 'raw' mode with stylization at maximum seems to offer the most interesting and desired image styles for users.

Q & A

  • What is the name of the latest version of Midjourney's anime style model?

    -The latest version is called Niji 6.

  • How can users access the Niji 6 model on Discord?

    -Users can access it by typing '/settings' in any of the servers where they have access to their creations and selecting Niji model version 6 Alpha under the models section.

  • What is the alternative way to access the Niji 6 model other than Discord?

    -The alternative way is through the Midjourney website at alpha.midjourney.com, accessible to users who have generated more than 5,000 images.

  • What is the main difference between Niji 5 and Niji 6 models?

    -Niji 6 has a stronger style and is specifically tuned for Eastern anime aesthetics, offering a more distinctive style compared to the previous models.

  • How can one use the Midjourney visual dictionary to select the style of anime for character creation?

    -The Midjourney visual dictionary provides examples of different anime styles such as Kaza ogga, which can be chosen to influence the style of generated characters.

  • What are the three variables that can be adjusted in the Niji 6 model to affect the style of generated images?

    -The three variables are stylization, weirdness (previously known as chaos), and variety.

  • What does changing the 'raw' setting in the Niji 6 model do to the generated images?

    -Switching to 'raw' mode improves the sample quality, providing images that are more consistent with the desired anime style.

  • Why might a user choose to use a high 'weirdness' or 'chaos' value in the Niji 6 model?

    -Using high 'weirdness' or 'chaos' values can result in surprising and unique images, although the style may not be consistent or what the user initially expected.

  • What is the 'stylization' slider's range in the Niji 6 model?

    -The 'stylization' slider ranges from 0 to 1,000.

  • How does the 'raw' mode differ from 'standard' mode in the Niji 6 model?

    -In 'raw' mode, the images generated are more stylized and closer to the desired anime style, whereas 'standard' mode may produce less stylized or inconsistent results.

  • What does the 'variety' slider control in the Niji 6 model?

    -The 'variety' slider, formerly known as 'chaos', controls the unpredictability of the generated images, with higher values leading to more diverse and potentially unexpected styles.

  • What is the current status of the Niji 6 model?

    -As of the time of the script, Niji 6 is in the Alpha testing phase.

Outlines

00:00

๐Ÿš€ Introduction to Mid Journey Version 6

The video introduces the release of Mid Journey's version 6 model, which is tailored for anime-style images. The host explains how to access the new model through Discord or the Mid Journey website, emphasizing that it is currently in Alpha testing. The model is noted to have a stronger style compared to previous versions, and the video promises to demonstrate its capabilities by creating Japanese cartoon-style images. The host also mentions the use of a visual dictionary to select anime styles for character creation and discusses the variables that can be adjusted for image generation, such as stylization, weirdness, and variety.

05:00

๐ŸŽจ Exploring the Features and Variables of Version 6

This paragraph delves into the exploration of Mid Journey's version 6 model's features and the impact of different variables on the generated images. The host discusses the character consistency and style intensity at varying levels of stylization. The video also examines the effects of the 'weirdness' and 'chaos' (renamed from 'variety') variables, which introduce unpredictability in the generated images. The host shares their preference for using 'raw' mode over 'standard' for better results and provides insights into the differences between the two modes. The segment concludes with the host's recommendation to experiment with the 'stylize' and 'raw' settings to achieve the desired image style, and an invitation for viewers to share their thoughts on the model's readiness and potential.

Mindmap

Keywords

๐Ÿ’กMidjourney

Midjourney is the company that released the software being discussed in the video. It specializes in creating AI models for generating images, particularly in anime style. In the video, the focus is on their latest release, Niji 6, which is an upgraded version of their anime style model.

๐Ÿ’กNiji 6

Niji 6 refers to the sixth version of Midjourney's anime style AI model. It is designed to generate images with a stronger anime aesthetic and is currently in the testing phase, as indicated by the 'Alpha' label. The video demonstrates how to access and use this new model to create anime-style images.

๐Ÿ’กDiscord server

A Discord server is a platform where communities can communicate in real time. In the context of the video, Midjourney uses its Discord server to announce updates and allow users to access and test new features of their AI model, such as Niji 6.

๐Ÿ’กAnime aesthetics

Anime aesthetics refer to the visual style characteristic of Japanese animation and comic art. The Niji 6 model is specifically tuned for generating images that reflect this style, which typically includes vibrant colors, expressive characters, and distinctive design elements.

๐Ÿ’กStylization

Stylization in the context of the video refers to the degree to which the generated images adhere to a particular artistic style. It is one of the variables that users can adjust when using the Niji 6 model to achieve the desired look for their anime-style images.

๐Ÿ’กWeirdness

Weirdness is a parameter in the Niji 6 model that introduces unexpected elements or variations into the generated images. It's a creative tool that can produce surprising results, though it may not always align with the user's intended style or theme.

๐Ÿ’กVariety

Variety, formerly known as 'chaos', is another parameter in the Niji 6 model that determines the diversity of the generated images. It can introduce different styles or elements, offering a range of outcomes from the same prompt.

๐Ÿ’กCharacter consistency

Character consistency is the ability of the Niji 6 model to generate images of the same character in different contexts while maintaining recognizable features. This is important for creating a series of images that tell a cohesive story or represent a consistent character design.

๐Ÿ’กRaw mode

Raw mode is an option in the Niji 6 model that allows for a more direct and less processed output. It is suggested in the video as a way to achieve more accurate and consistent results that align closely with the desired anime aesthetic.

๐Ÿ’กVisual dictionary

A visual dictionary, in the context of the video, is a reference tool that provides examples of different anime styles and character types. It helps users select the style they want to emulate when generating images with the Niji 6 model.

๐Ÿ’กAlpha testing

Alpha testing refers to the phase in software development where a new version of the product is tested by a limited audience. In the video, Niji 6 is in its Alpha stage, meaning it is being tested by a select group of users before it becomes more widely available.

Highlights

Midjourney has released version six of their anime style model, Niji 6.

Niji 6 is specifically tuned for Eastern slanime aesthetics.

Users can access Niji 6 by typing 'settings' and clicking on IG model 6 or by typing '-niji 6' after prompts.

The model is currently in Alpha and can be accessed at alpha.midjourney.com for users who have generated more than 5,000 images.

Niji 6 has a stronger style compared to other models and is being tested with style raw.

There are two ways to access the Niji 6 model within Discord and on the Midjourney website.

The Midjourney visual dictionary can be used to choose the style of anime for character creation.

Niji 6 offers options for portrait, square, and landscape image shapes.

The variables of stylization, weirdness, and variety can be adjusted for different effects on the generated images.

Stylization at 500 provides good character consistency.

At stylization 1,000, the character appears more realistic with stronger facial expressions.

Weirdness and chaos variables can produce unexpected and sometimes inconsistent results.

The 'raw' mode in Niji 6 provides better image samples and is closer to the desired anime style.

Stylization maxed out in 'raw' mode is where interesting results begin, offering a good starting point for creating the perfect image.

Niji 6 is currently in Alpha testing, with many new features and improvements expected.

Prompting for Niji 6 is evolving, which may require adjustments to achieve desired outcomes.

The community is encouraged to share their thoughts and creations using Niji 6.