Updates: 11/21/23: Uploaded Version 5


Version 3 is using https://huggingface.co/madebyollin/sdxl-vae-fp16-fix as the baked in VAE.

RealCartoon-XL is an attempt to get some nice images from the newer SDXL. It still is a bit soft on some of the images, but I enjoy mixing and trying to get the checkpoint to do well on anything asked of it. This model level is definitely pushing my computer, so takes a bit longer to actually get it things tested and mixed :)

The mission is the same of the SD1.5 versions. Which is to get a checkpoint to pretty much do well on prompts while looking good with good variety

I hope you all enjoy it! Please review and share your images. I very much appreciate the support with the downloads and feedback (THANK YOU ALL). Never thought it would get this much attention.

The Process:

The starting checkpoints for merging were a couple of top ones of course (The checkpoints do/did not have restrictions on checkpoint mergers. Some of these are in my recommended resources as well). I also baked in the VAE (sdxl_vae.safetensors).

Currently this checkpoint is at its beginnings, so it may take a bit of time before it starts to really shine. I will continue to update it as time progresses...but I do hope you all enjoy it as it develops.

The Settings:

Still figuring out SDXL, but here is what I have been using:

  • Width: 1024 (normally would not adjust unless I flipped the height and width)

  • Height: 1344 (have not done too much higher at the moment)

  • Sampling Method: "Eular A" and "DPM++ 2M Karras" are favorites.

  • Sampling steps: 45 - 55 normally (45 being my starting point, but going up to 55 and even 60 a lot of the time)

  • Hires.fix settings: Upscaler (R-ESRGAN 4x+, 4k-UltraSharp most of the time), Hires Steps (10), Denoising Str (0.34 - 0.45 normally), Upscale (1.5 or 2 does well)

  • Clip Skip: 2

Some settings I run on the web-Ui to help get the images without crashing:

set COMMANDLINE_ARGS=--medvram --no-half-vae --opt-sdp-attention


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This model is open access and available to all, with a CreativeML OpenRAIL-M license further specifying rights and usage.

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    Please read the full license here Stable Diffusion

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- In any way that violates any applicable national, federal, state, local or international law or regulation

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Version Detail

SDXL 1.0
So it has been a bit for this checkpoint, but version 3 is finally ready for some sharing. The images do not come across as soft and the VAE that is baked in is: https://huggingface.co/madebyollin/sdxl-vae-fp16-fix I decided to use this VAE because it seems to do better and run faster. Overall I have enjoyed the results. I hope you do as well.

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