I was thinking about making a horse head talk, but I want it to morph into a human's head at the end. I was wondering the path to use? I was thinking about animating masks to do it. Where I use a horse's head video and lip sync so that he (the horse) talks and at the end of comp; I would like to make the talking horse's head turn into the actor who I placed the head of the horse on, of course.
I am in need of an educated push in the right direction for the morph part. I get the track and lip sync fine, However I was wondering about the Morph. I have morphed shapes, one into another, but never as described above. Where my lip sync horse head video then morphs into a humans head video.
I watched a Scott Kramer video on making demon faces, however that is morphing into a demon face and not a specific recognizable "real" looking person/ horse in my case. (Two vastly different shapes) In Kramer's video it starts from a real person, then morphing it via animate mask, animating back to the real person in which the mask transformed from.
My case is different, going from a horse head video to a human head video....In which the video morphing is taking place from video of real Actor/Horse and not just an inanimate piece of art then morphing.
Any help is as always appreciated.
ReVision FX has a good morphing plug-in. There is also a good auto animator from Mathias Möhl for animating things talking like dogs, statues or horses. I'd suggest you take a look at Reflex and Auto Lip Sync. Doing this without 3rd party plug-ins would be a real pain. Not that it couldn't be done, but these two plug-ins will get the job done in far less time.
If you want to do it without adding plugins, you can, but it'll be harder. This tutorial is rather old (and only demonstrates the technique on a still image), but it will work. You must need both of the masks to follow the motion of the two creatures.
I saw that one, thanks. Was hoping to find a newer one over here or maybe some one knew of a better way to do it now that there has been 3 Cs's since that video / demo was put up.
Yeah it is a suite, but I did not want to spend 600 on a suite for a project to goof around with...( I would be interested if it were a Mamo world 40.00 dollar swing) Maybe I will head over there now that I think of it. Maybe the Dr has something over there or might whip something up?
Thanks for the input though