Jig Sleeve is a web application developed by Google, which allows you to draw characters with Japanese aesthetics.
The service is part of Google Arts & Culturethe platform from which the company seeks to make art known in different forms.
Another platform based on this same logic is the project developed three years ago by the video game company NCSoft, which transforms faces into anime characters.
The software with which it was made is an open source based on antagonistic generative networks (better known by its acronym in English GANs), that is, they are two networks where one generates samples of what it wants to create and the other discriminates against the attempts of the first until they find the desired result.
This technology was used so that the algorithm learned to draw from a lots of animated face pictures.
Those responsible for the tool, which are Junho Kim, Minjae Kim, Hyeonwoo Kang, and Kwanghee Lee, posted it on GitHub. In addition, the details of the investigation are available on the ArXiv platform.
Voilà Al Artist’ (or ‘Here is the artist’, translated from French to Spanish), is another program that allows you to unleash your imagination. It is very easy to use and had a significant spike in popularity last year when it was released. It is a software that only needs a photo and the user’s creativity to turn it into an animated character.
The application has three options or functions that allow you to transform either your own photo (selfie), that of a family member, friend, acquaintance or whoever you want in just a few steps.