The realm of AI-driven creativity is expanding, and Runway, an AI research company, is at the forefront with its latest offering: Motion Brush 2.0. This revolutionary animation tool is turning heads as it breathes life into still images, captivating creators and enthusiasts alike.
In a mesmerizing display shared by AI enthusiast Rory Flynn, the Motion Brush tool effortlessly animates AI-generated images, ushering in a new era of visual storytelling. Creators are already leveraging this tool to animate diverse scenes, from trucks traversing dirt roads to nature shots panning across landscapes, and even dynamic portrayals of people, animals, leaves, clouds, waterfalls, fish in a tank, fire, and smoke from a burning cigarette.
The process begins by uploading an image to the service and selecting the Motion Brush tool. Users can draw highlights over specific areas they wish to animate, adding a touch of magic to the still image. Runway goes a step further by allowing image generation within the platform using a text prompt before employing the Motion Brush. Horizontal, vertical, and proximity controls ensure precision, and the final touch involves saving the animation. The generated video can be extended up to 16 seconds, offering flexibility in visual storytelling.
Runway’s Motion Brush is not just limited to standalone animations; it seamlessly integrates with Camera Controls, enabling synchronized movement adjustments while the camera pans or zooms. Additional features include Gen-2 Style Presets for stylistic enhancements without prompts and updates to Director Mode for nuanced camera move adjustments.
Accessible through various pricing tiers — basic, Standard, Pro, Unlimited, and Enterprise — Runway’s Motion Brush is currently in beta, welcoming all Runway members to explore its creative potential.
In tandem with the Motion Brush update, Runway introduces new Gen-2 Style Presets and enhanced Camera Controls, showcasing its commitment to pushing the boundaries of AI-driven creativity.