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Morph a horse head into a human head of course

Jul 23, 2013 7:12 PM

Hey All,


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.



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    Jul 23, 2013 4:35 PM   in reply to Netcommercial

    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.

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    Jul 23, 2013 8:47 PM   in reply to Netcommercial

    I think you get a whole suite for that...

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    Jul 24, 2013 7:12 AM   in reply to Netcommercial

    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.

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