I used Ganspace on the model to determine a bunch of latent directions and set up a notebook with sliders for each of them, but now someone needs to go through and figure out what each of the sliders actually do. I figured that's something the community could help out with.
Anyway, if you're interested in helping out (and getting to play around with the editor early), you can follow these instructions:
1. Head over to https://make.pony.pictures to open the editor notebook. Click Runtime at the top and then Run All. Wait 5 minutes or so for it to load. There's a video with instructions that you can watch in the meantime.
2. Once the editor loads, pick one of the sliders and try to determine what it does by seeing what changes in the picture when you slide it left or right. Make sure you test it out with several different base ponies by changing the "seed" slider at the top — some things will do different things for different ponies.
3. When you think you've figured out what a slider does, select that slider's name in the dropdown box at the top and then type a new name describing what it actually does, and click Rename. This will rename the slider.
4. Rinse and repeat for different sliders.
5. When you're done, run the cell below the editor (by clicking the play button to the left of the cell) to have it spit out your slider config. Copy it and paste it here for others to test out.
6. If you want to test out someone else's slider config, you can paste it in between the """ in the cell above the editor, then run that cell, and then rerun the editor cell.
Hopefully if a few people are willing to help out, we can narrow down what each slider does and end up with a slider config that makes sense and lets people easily customize their own ponies.
There are a lot more sliders that I'm not showing by default (it gets slow if you load too many at once), but I figured I'd start with the first 96 and see what happens.
Also, feel free to argue about what each of the sliders do in this thread, I guess. It can be a bit tricky to figure out, since sometimes one slider seems to change multiple things, or multiple sliders seem to do the same thing.
There are some interesting possibilities with being able to generate animations using this as well. If the sliders were more user-friendly, it would be pretty easy to just save endpoints and make the editor interpolate between them.
@PawelS Yeah, it's almost never clear-cut, since there's some level of correlation between certain features (an artist who draws bigger ears is likely to draw bigger eyes, too), but I think ear size is the one that changes the most
I'd love to try this, but if I say "Run All," it just gives me the message, "This notebook is shared for writing with more than one user. Automatically running multiple cells is temporarily disabled due to possible insecure code modifications outside of this session. Run each cell of this notebook manually using Shift+Enter or the run button." Is there any fix for that?