Morphing is a familiar technology to produce special effects in image or videos. Morphing is common in entertainment industry. Morphing is widely used in movies, animation games etc. In addition to the usage of entertainment industry, morphing can be used in computer based trainings, electronic book illustrations, presentations, education purposes etc. morphing software is widely available in internet.
Animation industry looking for advanced technology to produce special effects on their movies. Increasing customers of animation industry does not satisfy with the movies with simple animation. Here comes the significance of morphing.
The Word "Morphing" comes from the word "metamorphosis" which means change shape, appearance or form. Morphing is done by coupling image warping with colour interpolation. Morphing is the process in which the source image is gradually distorted and vanished while producing the target image. So earlier images in the sequence are similar to source image and last images are similar to target image. Middle image of the sequence is the average of the source image and the target image.
Morphing techniques may be classified into two based on the ways to specify their features. They are mesh based methods and feature based methods. In mesh based methods, features of the image specified by a non uniform mesh. Feature based methods, features of the image specifies as line segment or a set of points. Feature based methods are polpular.
Tips to remember for Morphing process
1.choose pictures or images to morph carefully. For example, if you wish to morph two animals, it should have same size and outline.
2. Selection of Background. For best results you should use same background for both pictures.
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This is very easy to understand.