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LinuxFocus.org: XMRM : Morphing with Linux

Sep 16, 2001, 22:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Yves Ceccone)
"XMRM (Multi Resolution Morphing for X) is a morphing program that allows one to create an mpeg video based on two images, where one image transforms progressively (according to many parameters) into the other. This article describes the principal functions of the program (thanks to the very complete documentation in English available on the XMRM site), as well as an example of a small animation that shows how one can obtain interesting results easily.

... The way XMRM works is as follows: you load two images, one called "source" and the other called "destination". Then, using vectors, you do a tracing on each image, where each point in the line on one image corresponds to a point on the other image. These tracings will determine the contours of the morphing. After you've chosen the type of morphing, the quality, the number of steps (frames), you "calculate" the animation, which you can then save as an mpeg."

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