Ibrahim Sowunmi

How to create Disney Style 3D avatars for free (without midjourney)

Have you ever wanted to create a 3D avatar of yourself or your friends? You may have stumbled upon some cool AI tools only to be stopped by a paywall. Fear not! In this guide, I will teach you how to create a Disney-style 3D avatar for FREE. This method is perfect for adding some flair to presentations and will serve as a great interim solution while more advanced tools like Lensa and Midjourney remain behind paywalls.

We will be using the following tools:

  1. https://ailab.wondershare.com/ - 3D Cartoon Avatar Generation
  2. https://labs.openai.com/ - Dall-E for outpainting to generate the missing areas of the image
  3. https://www.upscale.media/ - Upscale AI to enhance image quality
  4. https://www.remove.bg/ - Remove.bg to erase the image background

The 3D Cartoon Avatar Generation tool may occasionally produce unsatisfactory results, and unfortunately, there is not much we can do about that. It works best with headshots on plain backgrounds, so have a few ready to use. The model also tends to make people white-ish lol.

Dall-E’s outpainting function fills in the gaps and allows for quick on-the-fly tweaks to fix any errors in the generated avatar.

Upscale AI takes the low-quality output from previous steps and enhances it to meet our needs.

Finally, Remove.bg eliminates unwanted backgrounds, so you can easily paste your avatar anywhere.

Let’s walk through a step-by-step example:

  1. First, go to the Wondershare website and upload a headshot. I’m using the image on the homepage of this website. Sometimes the output can be less than ideal, but remember, this is a free service.

  2. If you’re not satisfied with the result, select a different image and hope for a better outcome. Straight headshots with plain backgrounds work best.

  3. If you want to make further adjustments, head to Dall-E’s website and upload the generated avatar. Set the size of the generation frame and make your desired changes.

  4. Once you have an output you’re happy with, remove the background using https://www.remove.bg/.

  5. Next, upscale the image using https://www.upscale.media/.

And BOOM, you’re done—a 3D avatar created for free🧑🏾‍🎨! While this process may not be as smooth as using paid tools like Midjourney, it’s an excellent option for those on a budget. Share your creations far and wide. If you discover a better free workflow, please let me know!