Morphing is derived from the Greek word morphe which means form or shape.
It is an image processing technique typically used as an animation tool
for the “metamorphosis” from one image to another. It should not be confused
with “morphological” impage processing operators which detect image features.
2. Simple ideas
The morph process constists of warping two images so that they have the
same "shape", and then cross dissolving the resulting images. Cross-dissolving
is simple; the major problem is how to warp an image. So the idea is to
specify a warp that distorts the first image into the second. As the metamorphosis
proceeds, the first image is gradually distorted and is faded out,
while the second image starts out totally distorted toward the first and
is faded in.
Figure1 Process of Morphing
Finding examples of morphing is a matter of watching commercials on TV
or going to a movie. Almost any film with Industrial Light and Magic or
any other graphics studio's name in the credits is likely to include morphing.
Movies: one of the most well know application area for morphing. Some wonderful
filsm are: Willow, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Terminator 2, ...
Commercials and Demonstrations: such as a moving car turns into a tiger
Music Videos: "Black or White" of Michale jackson
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