Model deployment is for the results of your fine-tuning runs. If you want to use foundation models — e.g. vanilla Stable Diffusion instead of your own fine-tuned version — you do not need to deploy the model yourself.
Instead, import foundation models from the
baseten.models subpackage to directly invoke already-deployed models.
Please refer to the individual model docs for more advanced usage of models. At a high level, you can interact with models like this:
More: Whisper model reference.
More: FLAN-T5 model reference.