v objective diffusion inference code for JAX, by Katherine Crowson (@RiversHaveWings) and Chainbreakers AI (@jd_pressman).

The models are denoising diffusion probabilistic models (https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.11239), which are trained to reverse a gradual noising process, allowing the models to generate samples from the learned data distributions starting from random noise. DDIM-style deterministic sampling (https://arxiv.org/abs/2010.02502) is also supported. The models are also trained on continuous timesteps. They use the ‘v’ objective from Progressive Distillation for Fast Sampling of Diffusion Models (https://openreview.net/forum?id=TIdIXIpzhoI).


  • JAX (installation instructions)

  • dm-haiku, einops, numpy, optax, Pillow, tqdm (install with pip install)

  • CLIP_JAX (https://github.com/kingoflolz/CLIP_JAX), and its additional pip-installable dependencies: ftfy, regex, torch, torchvision (it does not need GPU PyTorch). If you git clone --recursive this repo, it should fetch CLIP_JAX automatically.

Model checkpoints:

  • Danbooru SFW 128×128, SHA-256 8551fe663dae988e619444efd99995775c7618af2f15ab5d8caf6b123513c334

  • ImageNet 128×128, SHA-256 4fc7c817b9aaa9018c6dbcbf5cd444a42f4a01856b34c49039f57fe48e090530

  • WikiArt 128×128, SHA-256 8fbe4e0206262996ff76d3f82a18dc67d3edd28631d4725e0154b51d00b9f91a

  • WikiArt 256×256, SHA-256 ebc6e77865bbb2d91dad1a0bfb670079c4992684a0e97caa28f784924c3afd81



If the model checkpoints are stored in checkpoints/, the following will generate an image:

./clip_sample.py "a friendly robot, watercolor by James Gurney" --model wikiart_256 --seed 0

If they are somewhere else, you need to specify the path to the checkpoint with --checkpoint.

Unconditional sampling

usage: sample.py [-h] [--batch-size BATCH_SIZE] [--checkpoint CHECKPOINT] [--eta ETA] --model
                 {danbooru_128,imagenet_128,wikiart_128,wikiart_256} [-n N] [--seed SEED]
                 [--steps STEPS]

--batch-size: sample this many images at a time (default 1)

--checkpoint: manually specify the model checkpoint file

--eta: set to 0 for deterministic (DDIM) sampling, 1 (the default) for stochastic (DDPM) sampling, and in between to interpolate between the two. DDIM is preferred for low numbers of timesteps.

--model: specify the model to use

-n: sample until this many images are sampled (default 1)

--seed: specify the random seed (default 0)

--steps: specify the number of diffusion timesteps (default is 1000, can lower for faster but lower quality sampling)

CLIP guided sampling

CLIP guided sampling lets you generate images with diffusion models conditional on the output matching a text prompt.

usage: clip_sample.py [-h] [--batch-size BATCH_SIZE] [--checkpoint CHECKPOINT]
                      [--clip-guidance-scale CLIP_GUIDANCE_SCALE] [--eta ETA] --model
                      {danbooru_128,imagenet_128,wikiart_128,wikiart_256} [-n N] [--seed SEED]
                      [--steps STEPS]

clip_sample.py has the same options as sample.py and these additional ones:

prompt: the text prompt to use

--clip-guidance-scale: how strongly the result should match the text prompt (default 1000)


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