Midjourney introduces new parameters for more weirdness and more speed, if you are willing to pay for it.
You can now use a "--weird" parameter in Midjourney to add, well, more weirdness to your images. Its value can range from 0 to 3000. The meme potential of this parameter is high.
The following images show the prompt "the metaverse, a red-bearded guy, very chunky" with maximum and zero weirdness. With the weird parameter at maximum, the images are more interpretive and creative.
It is easy to see that without the weird parameter, Midjourney tries to produce a visually appealing and safe image that basically just shows what is in the prompt, without any additional interpretation.
Midjourney recommends starting with weird values in the 250 to 500 range and going all the way up to 1000. The effect of the weird parameter also depends on the prompt. Things get even more interesting when you combine the weird parameter with the "--chaos" parameter to get maximum variation in the four image suggestions.
Weird is supposed to work well with "--stylize" if you want "weird and beautiful" images. According to Midjourney, you should use equal values for both parameters, as tested in the following motif (1000 / 1000).
The combination of these parameters should help to generate many and unusual image ideas in a short time. These ideas can be used as they are or as a starting point for developing a visual language.
Midjourney becomes much faster and now has a mega plan
Another new feature is the turbo mode, which allows Midjourney to create images up to four times faster - but at twice the cost. The speed is impressive, as the video below shows. In the future, even higher speeds will be possible, writes Midjourney founder David Holz.
Midjourney's new turbo mode is RIDICULOUSLY fast.
I used the --r parameter to run this prompt 5 times.
It generated all 5 images in 15 seconds. Incredible.
You can turn it on with /turbo and its available for standard plan and above. pic.twitter.com/WfETG4xCK2
— Nick St. Pierre (@nickfloats) June 30, 2023
Heavy users of Midjourney can now subscribe to a new "Mega" plan that offers 60 hours of generation for $120 per month. Those who currently purchase many hours beyond the Pro plan will get a much better deal with the Mega plan. In addition, turbo mode is always active on the Mega plan at no extra charge.