Digital Morphing Software in Animation

Morphing is a unique effect in motion pictures and animations that changes one image or shapes into different by a seamless development. Most often it is used to represent one character turning into different through technological means or as the element of a fantasy or surreal sequence. Traditionally such a depiction would be achieved through cross-fading techniques on film. Morphing is popularly used in the entertainment industry. Digital Morphing Software is used in movies, animation games etc. In addition to the usage of the entertainment industry, Digital Morphing Software can be used in computer-based training, presentations, electronic book illustrations, education purposes etc.

The animation industry is looking for some advanced technology to produce the special effects of their film. Increasing customers of animation industry do not satisfy with the film with simple animation.

Digital Morphing Software

How To Do Digital Morphing?

These include distorting one image at the same time that it faded into another by marking similar points and vectors on the “before” and “after” images used in the morphing.

If one would morph one face into another by marking critical points on the surface, such as the contour of the nose or position of an eye, and score anywhere, these same points lived on the other face.

The computer would then distort the first face to have the shape of the next look at the equal time that it faded the two faces.

Click on Below Video: Morphing using Adobe Photoshop CC

6 Best Digital Morphing Software in Animation

1. After Effects

Adobe After Effects is a motion graphics, digital visual effect, and compositing statement developed by Adobe Systems and used in the post-production method of filmmaking and television product.

Among other things, After Effects can be used for tracking, keying, animation and compositing.

After Effects also function as a very basic non-linear editor, audio editor and media transponder.

2. Elastic Reality

The workflow of the application is based on drawing source and destination curves or shapes onto an image using Bezier curve tools.

The software then automatically generates an animated distortion of the picture, generally termed a warp.

If the warp is used to combine two images, the effect is called morphing.

Elastic Reality made its name with the ease of use of its tool, and the quality of the resulting warps.

3. FantaMorph

FantaMorph is morphing software for the production of picture morphing pictures and sophisticated morph animation effects. The division of the software is Multimedia/ Animation in Graphics/ Image Editor.

FantaMorph props both Windows and Mac operating system and comes in three different editions: Standard, Professional and Deluxe.

4. Morpheus

Morpheus Photo Animation Suite is a set of morphing and digital compositing computer software for Windows and Mac. The software suite contains Morpheus Photo Morpher, Morpheus Photo Warper and Morpheus Photo Mixer, although these three are also available individually.

The latest version is integrated with the PhotoBucket, YouTube and Morpheus Galleries.

5. MorphThing

MorphThing is an online morphing application website that provides its visitors to upload the photos and manage its software to morph them commonly.

Members can upload photos and present them to the site, with approval, for everyone to apply.

If enrolled, members can keep morphed pictures and upload fresh ones.

MorphThing also has an extensive collection of already morphed images.

6. SilhouetteFX

SilhouetteFX started as a Rotoscoping tool for the visual effects production.

SilhouetteFX has been extended to include capabilities facilitating paint, warping and morphing, 2D to 3D conversion and alternative matting methods.

As of V6, SilhouetteFX retains all of the capabilities mentioned above now embedded in a node-based digital compositing application.

Tips for Digital Morphing Software Process

1. Choose the Images or pictures to morph properly.

Ex: If you want to morph the two animals, it should have size and outline.

2. Selection of Background

You should use the same background for both pictures for best results.


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