updated 08:35 am EDT, Tue June 13, 2006
Morph Age 3.0 ships
eX-cinder has released Morph Age 3.0, its application for morphing/warping images and movies on Mac OS X. It can easily warp and manipulate faces, photos, and scenery and save the result to a QuickTime movie. Morph Age works by allowing users to define curves on one or more images, which can be adjusted to create the corresponding distortion and morphing effect; it features real-time rendering using both CPU and GPU-acceleration for optimal performance and sub-pixel accuracy. Users can import various image formats from many sources, including iPhoto and iMovie and apply Quartz Composer effects (Sepia Tone, Crystalize, etc.) The rendered animation is in QuickTime format, enabling export to other applications such as Final Cut Pro or iMovie or to any video-capable iPod. Version 3.0 offers Intel-native operation, improved effects under Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger (required) with Quartz Composer integration, a new interface, and support for Apple's integrated iSight cameras. It is available for $100; upgrades are $20.