Tutorial - How to morph two faces in Moho

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Tutorial - How to morph two faces in Moho

Post by Víctor Paredes » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:18 pm


Moho is not officially made to morph images, but with a little trick using meshes you can create some nice things :)
I hope you enjoy it!
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Re: Tutorial - How to morph two faces in Moho

Post by synthsin75 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:00 pm

What a coincidence. I just did this exact thing yesterday.
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Post by Víctor Paredes » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:19 pm

synthsin75 wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:00 pm
What a coincidence. I just did this exact thing yesterday.
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Waaa. That looks cool. Did you use the same 'two meshes' technique?
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Re: Tutorial - How to morph two faces in Moho

Post by synthsin75 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:55 pm

Víctor Paredes wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:19 pm
Waaa. That looks cool. Did you use the same 'two meshes' technique?
Yep, one mesh morphed from one image to the other, duplicated, and copied the end frame to frame zero for one.

I did something similar, years ago, using bones to morph the images, but meshes work way better.
If I spent more time with it, I could have folded the teeth under to make the mouth closing more convincing. Still might, if I get bored.
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Re: Tutorial - How to morph two faces in Moho

Post by hayasidist » Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:56 am

this was about 3 years ago...

animated masks to reveal the second image -- the face shapes are more or less the same so I didn't need to distort the images -- the "hard work" was aligning the facial features (image scale and positioning) -- I think I aimed for eye and centre of mouth alignment
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Re: Tutorial - How to morph two faces in Moho

Post by jahnocli » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:52 am

I was amused to see how much Einstein looked like a rock star in the middle of this process...
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