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A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Viral Animated Videos with AI

July 19, 2023

Creating viral animated videos can seem like a daunting task, but with the advent of AI tools, the process has become more accessible than ever. This guide will walk you through the process of creating your own viral animated videos using cutting-edge AI tools like ChatGPT, Mid-Journey, and HeyGen. Whether you're a seasoned content creator or a beginner looking to dip your toes in the world of digital animation, this guide will equip you with the tools and knowledge you need.

How to Create Viral Animated Videos Using AI Tools

Step 1: Converting Keywords to Prompts in ChatGPT

Start by visiting ChatGPT and opening a new chat. Input the prompt "Give me the 15 most popular Harry Potter characters, just the names," and choose your favorite 8-10 characters from the list generated by the AI.

Next, input a new prompt: "Now as a professional Balenciaga designer with 30 years of experience, I hope you dress each of these characters in a unique Balenciaga work for a 1990s fashion show." Write the name of the character and the work. Repeat this process for all eight characters, modifying the prompts as necessary.

Once you've completed this step, instruct the AI to generate eight prompts for you in Mid-Journey. This is a critical step as it will guide the AI in creating the images you need.

Step 2: Use Mid-Journey on Discord

After generating the prompts, head over to Discord and use the Mid-Journey channel. Start entering prompts one by one, typing "/imagine" before each prompt. The AI will generate images based on your prompts. Select the images you like and upgrade them if necessary. Once you're satisfied with the images, save them for the next step.

Step 3: Animate the Images with HeyGen

Now that you have your images, it's time to animate them. For this, we'll use HeyGen. After registering, you'll receive a one-minute free credit to make videos.

Upload the images you saved from the previous step to HeyGen's Talking Photo feature. Animate all the characters in your video, including those speaking and those staying silent.

Step 4: Add Pauses

Next, head over to ‘Text Script’ and click on the clock icon. Each click represents a pause of 0.5 seconds. Ensure the total rest time is 3 seconds, then hit submit.

Step 5: Choose Your Audio

For the audio, you can choose from the audio provided in the HeyGen voice library. If you want something more personalized, search for clips of the character, record or download audio, and upload them to HeyGen. You can use the original audio effect, or upload audio clips using HeyGen's Voice Clone Trainer voice. Customize what you need the character to say.

Step 6: Review Your Video

Finally, review your video. Make sure everything is as you want it to be. If you're satisfied with the result, congratulations! You've just created a viral animated video using AI tools.

Remember, creating viral videos is a creative process, and these steps are just a guide. Feel free to experiment with different themes, characters, and designs. Happy creating!

Start Creating Your Own Viral Animated Videos Today!

Creating viral animated videos is no longer a task reserved for professional animators. With AI tools like ChatGPT, Mid-Journey, and HeyGen, anyone can create captivating, shareable content. This guide provides a clear, easy-to-follow process that can be adapted to any theme or concept. So why wait? Unleash your creativity, and start creating your own viral animated videos today!