Alibaba's Mach Creates Lifelike AI Avatars from Text

Alibaba has developed a new text-to-3D model called Make-A-Character (Mach) that can generate detailed and lifelike 3D avatars from simple text descriptions.


  • Alibaba's Mach seamlessly converts textual descriptions into visual avatars, providing an easy way to create custom 3D avatars.
  • It leverages large language and vision foundation models like Stable Diffusion and ControlNet to generate reference portrait images from text.
  • The generated 2D images are then converted into 3D face meshes and textures and assembled with matched accessories.
  • The avatars focus on Asian ethnicities currently, but support for different ethnicities and styles will be added.
  • Expression, motion and cloth generation capabilities driven by text will also be developed.
  • Alibaba also introduced Richdreamer for 2D to 3D generation and Animate Anyone for transforming images into character videos.
  • Additionally, new language models Qwen-72B and Qwen-1.8B were launched to advance language capabilities.


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