Morphing animations (.gifs)

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Morphing animations (.gifs)

Post by TF. » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:12 am

Hi.

I've searched the forum and no-one else seems to have mentioned this, but I found a program in the big wide internets that allows you to animate one picture morphing into another.

http://www.xiberpix.net/SqirlzMorph.html

It's called Squirlz Morph and it allows you to, pretty easily, take a human face/body and morph it into an animal. And then the animation can be exported as a video or .gif

The two pictures have to have the same dimensions (a couple of minutes in photoshop would sort this out), you pick out all the matching facial parts that correspond (corners of the eyes, pupils, parts of the nose, edges of the mouth, ears maybe, the outline of the head) and then you can generate a repeating animation of one morphing to the other in a loop or even back and forth.

I've attached a couple of examples of what I did with it in less than half an hour, using the faces of actors from the tv series doing the morphs that their should have done based on the books. (Shawn Ashmore to Tiger, Brooke Nevin to Grizzly bear NOT lion) They aren't great quality but they show what you can do.

Enjoy!



(also, I do realise this post should technically be in the 'fan art' board but I thought it was more appropriate here)
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Re: Morphing animations (.gifs)

Post by Current » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:20 am

Wow, this sounds really cool. I'll give it a try when I get the time.
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Re: Morphing animations (.gifs)

Post by Master Crayak » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:43 am

Cool, now if only I had a better pic of MY fav character from the books!
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Re: Morphing animations (.gifs)

Post by TF. » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:20 pm

Wow. I did a search for the guy who played Marco to do a gorilla morph and this came up. He's changed a little
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Here's my impression of Santorelli morphing a rhino from Neomorphs #57. (though there weren't many appropriate stock images of guys/rhinos to choose from)
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Marco turning into a fly (as a random actor who kind of looked like him). 8-)
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Re: Morphing animations (.gifs)

Post by TwistyWristy » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:51 pm

Heh, that's very cool. I'll check this out one day when I get some time.
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Re: Morphing animations (.gifs)

Post by TF. » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:39 pm

Also useful for book covers. Let me know if there are any problems using it, since I've worked most of it out pretty well.

Ok, we seem to've moved to fan art.
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Re: Morphing animations (.gifs)

Post by tobias-is-my-love » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:46 am

Awesome software! I'm going to use it whenever I get the time and post the results here.
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Re: Morphing animations (.gifs)

Post by kL0v1n » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:27 am

I was always confused at how animations of morphs and even in the books it shows the morphs happening smoothly even tho it clearly says multiple times that morphing was crazy random and grotesque....make them look more insane please! j/k just ranting

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Re: Morphing animations (.gifs)

Post by TF. » Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:30 pm

I haven't actually found a way to make them any more grotesque, but I'm still fiddling so wait and see. :)
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Re: Morphing animations (.gifs)

Post by redduck64 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:27 pm

Wow, the animations are great. I love how the animorph series allows for so much imagination in the characters