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Pico Image Morph 2000

Use your personal Pico-8 computer to create professional-quality image morphing effects as seen in blockbusters such as "Willow" and "Terminator 2". Use the power of Pico Image Moprh 2000 to seamlessly transform one person into another or even change a cat into a dog!

Pico Image Morph 2000 can even be used to create wacky deformations! The possibilities are endless!


Pico Image Morph 2000 requires the use of the Pico Mouse Accessory.
While in "Position Mode", locate deform points along critical portions of the image, such as centers of eyes or the edges of lips.
Switch to "Deform Mode" to drag deform points to new locations.
Use the "Onion Skin" button to switch between viewing the Start Image, Target Image, or a blended overlay of both.
Click the "Animate" button to loop the animation
The system include 5 different image to morph between.

Technical notes:

Morphing is done by using affine triangle transformations, and blending control point and texture coordinate positions for a source and a destination image and then compositing them together. This is a naive way to morph images, but at this resolution it actually works pretty well.
Images are store in strings within the code--they are simply 64X64 16 level grayscale images. I can share the python script if anyone wants it.


Totally worth watching is the demo real for Elastic Reality from the early 90's. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD5R7dJM4eU

--Electric Gryphon

P#62193 2019-02-24 02:23 ( Edited 2019-02-24 02:30)

All I can say is wow! Another impressive showing from Electric Gryphon! I like the comment on one of the functions:

> woof this one got complex faster than i was expecting

Also, lol at the Elastic Reality demo reel. It just exudes 90s, right down to the excessive use of that zig zag pattern.

P#62199 2019-02-24 05:33

I am starting a small special FX company (Industrial Light & Magic).
May I contact you to agree on a commercial licence? We already have 2 Amiga 500 as our main rendering farm. Your morphing software would really be a nice complement.

George L.

P#62202 2019-02-24 09:14

certainly done affine job here, gryphon.

P#62255 2019-02-25 19:06

Ahaha I see what you did there!

I keep wishing for the dev-mode Pico-8 floppy drive to go with the mouse. I know... purity of the system and all that...

P#62259 2019-02-25 23:39

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