With the transitions how the hell do you do this?
June 13, 2006 2:33 AM   Subscribe

[Google Video] http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7661095487366390191 With the transitions how the hell do you do this? is their some sort of software that can morph pictures?
posted by spinko to Computers & Internet (12 answers total)
 
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7661095487366390191

It wouldnt let me embed the video in here.
posted by spinko at 2:34 AM on June 13, 2006


there was a software called kai's power goo that did this stuff....
posted by Izzmeister at 2:36 AM on June 13, 2006


Do a google search for image morph software, there's plenty of it about. This sort of morphing software has been readily available since the early 90's at least, though it's probably better now.

The software generally makes you identify points in the image which are connected, like eyes, corners of the mouth etc, and link those to points in the second image. This keeps the appearance of shifting from one image to the other cleanly.

The result often looks surprisingly 3D and lifelike.
posted by tomble at 2:54 AM on June 13, 2006


The word you need for your google search is morph. Searching for that gave this site on about.com that has links to a bunch of different programs that would do what you're looking for.
posted by kingjoeshmoe at 2:54 AM on June 13, 2006


Sigh. Tomble beat me to it.
posted by kingjoeshmoe at 2:55 AM on June 13, 2006


Ironically enough, MJ's video for Black or White was one of the first, if not the first, video to use morphing technology to morph from one face to another.
posted by ChazB at 6:52 AM on June 13, 2006


While it didn't morph faces, the film "Terminator II: Judgement Day" made use of the morphing effect as well. I remember it as the earliest example I saw.
posted by Wild_Eep at 7:00 AM on June 13, 2006


Elacstic Reality is the software I remember from way back when.
posted by smackfu at 7:36 AM on June 13, 2006


Ironically enough, MJ's video for Black or White was one of the first, if not the first, video to use morphing technology to morph from one face to another.

I recall the same. Black or White has MJ morphing into a black cat, which at the time was considered the first commercial application of the whole morphing thing. Or so I heard.
posted by BorgLove at 9:02 AM on June 13, 2006


So Black or White came before Star Trek VI?

Here's a tutorial on how to do a morph in After Effects with pictures to explain the correspondence points that tomble mentioned:
http://www.creativecow.net/articles/zwar_chris/morph/index.html
posted by RobotHero at 10:36 AM on June 13, 2006


So Black or White came before Star Trek VI?

Black or White was first broadcast on 14 November 1991. Star Trek VI was released on 6 December 1991. So, pretty close.

The faces morph from Black or White still amazes me today.
posted by chrismear at 12:32 PM on June 13, 2006


i used to have a little 2mb program on my mac color classic called morph that did exactly this- you fed it two pictures and it makes a very realistic movie between them. i remember having my mom morph into my dad it was kind of creepy
posted by petsounds at 2:18 PM on June 13, 2006


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