Gryphon Software Morph

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Gryphon Software's Morph
Girls morphing into each other.
Girls morphing into each other.
Developer(s)Gryphon Software Corp
Initial release1992; 27 years ago (1992)
Final release
2.5 / 1993; 26 years ago (1993)
PlatformApple Mac, Microsoft Windows 3.1
Typeanimation
LicenseProprietary

Gryphon Software's Morph was the first commercially available morphing software program for personal computers.[1][2] Gryphon Software was founded in 1991 by Duane Maxwell, Bridget K. Burke and Gabriel Wilensky.[3]

Product versions included:

  • 1.0 - Allowed morphing between 2 pictures and creating a movie of the morph[4]
  • 2.0 - Allowed morphing between pictures and video[5]
  • 2.5 - New curve feature, Windows version, flipbook creator[6]

just like Avid Elastic Reality, Gryphon Software's Morph 2.5 was the original award-winning Windows/Mac morphing software that was used extensively in the movies (e.g.: Bram Stoker's Dracula, Robin Hood: Men in Tights) and TV commercials and featured on the cover of Time Magazine twice. Morph 2.5 allowed one to create video-strength morphing animations on the PC, and it could play morphing sequences in QuickTime, AVI and FLC or FLI formats, turn the morph into a screen saver or print a transformation sequence as a flip book.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terminator 2 Meets the PC:Vendors Ship Morphing Software, PC Mag, 15 Jun 1993, Page 60, ...vendors are bringing morphing...to Windos-based PCs. Gryphon Software Corp. is porting its Mac product, Morph...List price:Morph for Windows, $149. Gryphon Software Corp, 7220 Trade St., #120, San Diego, CA 92121...
  2. ^ Graphics: Changing Faces: Morphing Software Comes to PCs, By Marchelle M Saviero, Popular Science, Sep 1993, Page 43
  3. ^ Morph transforms images right on your PC, By Akan J, Fridlund, InfoWorld, 18 Oct 1993, Page 121
  4. ^ First Looks: Graphics: Morphing: The Latest in Special Effects Fun, By John R. Quain, PC Mag, 26 Oct 1993, Page 46
  5. ^ Graphics vendors flaunt their software at Macworld Expo, By Jeanette Borzo, InfoWorld, 9 Aug 1993, Page 20, ... Gryphon Software Corp. announced and shipped Morph 2.0, the first upgrade to the special effects program. Increased in price from $149 to $239, the product now works with video and still images...
  6. ^ Capturing images is a snap with Snappy, By Dan Seoane, InfoWorld, 4 Nov 1996, Page 86, ...Snappy comes with...Gryphon Software Corp's Gryphon Morph 2.5 ...

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