Have you ever wondered what your face would look like on Dwayne Johnson’s body or in a scene from a Tarantino movie? Or maybe you just want to create a funny video to make your friends laugh?
Well, the Roop project will interest you! This software allows you to replace a face in a video with another of your choice, using a single image. And the best part? You don’t need to be an AI expert or an extreme coder to use it!
Roop is a project developed for fun, and unlike other more advanced deepfake software, it does not require a dataset or training. However, it is important to emphasize that you must obtain the consent of the people concerned in the video before using their faces and, above all, not conceal that it is a deepfake when publishing it online; otherwise, Bruno Le Maire will stutter again. Obviously, the developer of Roop declines all responsibility in the event of malicious use (and I also decline…). To prevent abuse, Roop also includes a control preventing its use on inappropriate images, if you know what I mean.
Here is a demo of the rendering, with the real video on the left and the deep fake with what appears to be Jennifer Lawrence on the right:
To get started with this program, there are two types of installation: basic and GPU accelerated. The basic installation is more efficient but much slower. To install it, follow the instructions on GitHub.
On the first use, Roop will, of course, download templates (~300 MB). Then, to use the software, run the command:
And select the desired face and target image/video, then click “Start.” The output will be saved in a folder named <video_title>.
Other additional command-line parameters are available for advanced users. To enable CLI mode, use the argument -f / –faceduring launch.
Future plans for Roop include improving the quality of faces, selectively replacing a single face in a video, and more.
In short, Roop is a simple and accessible tool for getting started in the world of deepfakes. Whether creating humorous videos or exploring the possibilities offered by AI, Roop is a great place to start. But remember to follow ethical rules and not use this tool for malicious purposes.
Ready to embark on the adventure of simplified deepfakes? Find out here.