Quickstart DDPM: Train a model that adds glasses to a face

Download the Dataset

Download the dataset (3.3 Gb) and unzip it:

wget https://www.joligen.com/datasets/noglasses2glasses_ffhq.zip
unzip noglasses2glasses_ffhq.zip

This dataset contains two subdirectories with portraits: one with glasses, one without glasses. Only the dataset of faces wearing glasses (trainB) is used here. For every face with glasses, there's a corresponding mask location of the glasses. Thus this is a paired dataset: face with hidden glasses on one side, same face with glasses on the other side.

Train your Diffusion Model

We train a DDPM with joliGEN palette model (https://arxiv.org/abs/2111.05826) with mask conditioning to add glasses from human's faces.

Use train.py along with the example joliGEN config file to launch the training:

python3 train.py --dataroot noglasses2glasses_ffhq --checkpoints_dir ./checkpoints/ --name noglasses2glasses --output_display_env noglasses2glasses --config_json examples/example_noglasses2glasses.json

You can follow your training evolution right from your terminal. Lines like this one will be printed (according to the --output_print_freq option, which is set to 384 iterations in this example, we recommend setting its value to at least train_batch_size * train_iter_size to have smooth curves):

(epoch: 1, iters: 384, time comput per image: 0.019, time data mini batch: 0.002) G_tot_avg: 0.177608

Alternatively, you can monitor your training through a local web page to which training logs are sent.

The DDPM converges in around 20 hours on a single Titan X (Pascal architecture), after training for ~68 epochs with batch size 8, iter size 16, equivalent to a full batch size of 128.

DDPM Training Visualization

Open http://localhost:8097/env/noglasses2glasses (or alternatively http://<your-server-address>:8097 to have a look at your training logs: loss curves, model output and inputs, and the options used to train.