Morph Age Express
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Morph faces, warp images.   Demo ($49.95)
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Morph Age Express is an application for morphing faces and warping images on Mac OS X.

Morph Age works by allowing you to define curves on one or more images and changes based on those curves are reflected in the resulting image through the corresponding distortion and morphing effect.

Definitely Mac
Morph Age is 100% Mac software from the start. You can import various image formats from almost any source, including direct access to your iPhoto media. You can even use your iSight camera directly from within Morph Age to import pictures. The
What's New
Version 4.1.3:
  • OS X 10.8 compatibility.
  • Fixed: document frame rate is now correctly saved.
  • Code signed with Developer ID for improved security.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later





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Morph Age Express User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Miocinq reviewed on 29 Aug 2011
version 4.1.1 seems todrop PPC-support
[Version 4.1.1]

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Holypoly replied on 30 Aug 2011
+1. Show Info (Command-I) revieals "Program (Intel)" .
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Creaceed Sprl (developer) replied on 06 Sep 2011
You are right: PPC is no longer supported in the latest version. If you use a PPC computer, contact us and we'll give you access to a former version of Morph Age supporting PPC.
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Marilou53 reviewed on 11 Aug 2011
This app is really great because you don't need to be a video expert to use it. Preparing morphing animations for my daughter's prom was really fun. And with the education discount, it wasn't that expensive.
[Version 4.0.7]


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Birdy53 reviewed on 11 Aug 2011
Only morphing application working with movies as far as I know (the Pro version I mean). And it works!
[Version 4.0.7]


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krunkosaurus reviewed on 21 Jun 2007
So I've been trying Morph Age for a few hours and overall I like it a lot.

However, are there any features for short cut keys? If not, this application probably wont' be of any more use to a person besides a fun toy to play with. Working with the mouse along is just to slow.

Here are the shortcut keys I would like to see (again I don't know if they exist but I didn't see anything in the documentation.)

1) I want to be able to switch from Belzier tool, to adding points, to a hand tool so that I can move the document around while zoomed in. My mouse should never have to leave the image I'm working on. (Like in Illustrator, hitting spacebar would be great to convert the cursor to a document mover.)

2) Again with shortcuts, when moving fron Image A to Image B, it would be nice to press a key to automatically change my cursor from adding points, to moving them, since on Image B I will mostly be readjusting points.

I also noticed when using the Belzier tool, I couldn't find out how to extend a curve. I should be able to click the last point on the curve and click somewhere else to continue the curve. Instead, a new point (not connected to the last) is added. So far the only way I see to do this is to add points one by one to the curve and move them one by one.

This App has much potential and a nice design. Keep it up and it could become and important tool to those that need it's functionality.
[Version 3.1]

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krunkosaurus replied on 21 Jun 2007
I would also like to add that rendering with this baby was super fast on my 15" Macbook Pro. All the short video morphs I did took less than two minutes to render at 30fps in various codecs.
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lonniehb commented on 21 Aug 2006
I am downloading the demo right now and plan on trying this out for a project a client wants to do.

I just wanted to comment on the $100 issue that seems to come up in the "review" section. I think it's great when other people make suggestions on other software they find similar to the one they are posting about, but the price here is not really an issue to complain about. Post your thought about the software and let it be, if you like something else better just say that.

If this program does what I need, then $100 isn't bad. If a free program can do what I need then great, I will compare both. BUT, professionally $100 or $1 - the client will end up paying for it in the final bill and they won't care about $100 difference if the project is done and done right.
[Version 3.0.4]

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mechamania replied on 28 Sep 2006
I couldn't agree more. Letting the developer know you think their software costs far too much, especially given that there are good, free alternatives available, is a complete waste of time.

There's no way that info could be useful for the developer, which is why most big software companies pay market researchers tons of cash to discover such trends in attitudes and purchase intent.
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Corpsecorps reviewed on 20 May 2006
Overall, this is not a bad piece of software.

But $100?!

Somebody's got serious delusions of grandeur. Would be nice for $25.
[Version 2.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 May 2004
NIce App, but at $80 its way to expensive! Maybe at $25. They should consider just a Morphing Application and focus their time on making this appication more stable. The demo's pop-up warnings wouldn't close, Very Annoying!
[Version 2.0]

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mkm123 replied on 02 May 2009
I'm sorry....but for $80.00 there is no excuse for bugs! This software should be as clean as a whistle!
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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Aug 2003
And the difference between this and Morph X is... what? Price ? Also, crashes on attempting to render when there are no pictures selected... thats a bug that needs to be squashed.
[Version 1.3]


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Aargl had trouble on 08 Oct 2010
The Tiger version link gives an error (even the one on dev's site).
[Version 4.0.7]

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Sandrine (developer) replied on 29 Nov 2010
Which browser did you use for downloading the app?
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Aargl commented on 29 Nov 2010
Any browser I've tried (last Camino and last Safari, for instance).
The address "http://www.creaceed.com/downloads/morphage.dmg.gz" marked on this page as on dev'site gives a 404 error.
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Sandrine (developer) replied on 29 Nov 2010
You are right. Thanks for pointing that out! :-)

The correct link for downloading the Tiger version is http://www.creaceed.com/downloads/morphage3_1.dmg.gz

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IloveBurma rated on 12 Aug 2011

[Version 4.0.7]


Downloads:30,349
Version Downloads:1,146
Type:Multimedia Design : Animation
License:Demo
Date:12 Jul 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $49.95
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Morph Age Express is an application for morphing faces and warping images on Mac OS X.

Morph Age works by allowing you to define curves on one or more images and changes based on those curves are reflected in the resulting image through the corresponding distortion and morphing effect.

Definitely Mac
Morph Age is 100% Mac software from the start. You can import various image formats from almost any source, including direct access to your iPhoto media. You can even use your iSight camera directly from within Morph Age to import pictures. The rendered animation is in QuickTime format, enabling further composition in Final Cut Pro, iMovie, or even export it to your iOS devices!

Controlling the morphing animation
Morph Age can animate warp curves independently, so that different parts of the image move at different times (the eyes, then the ears, then the mouth...). Also, animation effects are available, such as springy motion. Morph Age shows the result in real time, so that you can quickly and easily prototype the transformation.

Non-linear transformations
In Morph Age, not only shapes and curves can be animated at will in a fully controlled way but also blended. Blending allows you to control what amount, or percentage, of the first image that you want to combine with the second one.

Sub-pixel Accuracy
Morph Age has full support for zooming and scrolling capabilities. Through subpixel accuracy and zooming Morph Age gives you precise curve placement. This permits fine tuning of the curves that define the transformation, thus avoiding the "ghost" effect typical of morphing applications. Fine tuning of curves is seen in real-time in the interactive preview panel.

Zooming
Zooming allows accurate curve placement. This is necessary as Morph Age offers sub-pixel accuracy. The real-time preview rendering can also be zoomed and can serve to assist precise curve placement.

Colorizing
Morph Age has colorizing options that makes it possible for Hulk-like warp effects. This works by allowing the user to define, independently for each curve, a color that will "bleed" on the underlying image parts. This color bleeding is animated consistently with the deformation.

Layers
Layers in Morph Age is a way to highlight the changes in one part of the image over others. This allows you to morph specific parts of the image over the background, giving your transitions and morphing a more realistic look.

Real-time Rendering
Morph Age uses advanced GPU rendering techniques, allowing real-time preview even for large images. Click Play, and you see the morph/warp in real-time, whatever the image size. You can even move the curves that define the transformation while the animation is playing. This makes it convenient for iterative placement of curves as there is no lag in the render-cycle, making Morph Age well suited to easily and rapidly prototype the effect you want.

Morph Age Express is available in English, French and German.


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