Online Morphing
September 4, 2007 12:21 PM   Subscribe

MorphThing combines two faces into one. It's fun, free, and no download is required!
posted by Dave Faris (56 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Somewhat related: The wonderful morphing work of Philip Scott Johnson: Women in Film, Women in Art.
posted by phaedon at 12:34 PM on September 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


I don't know who half the people are, and they have some astonishingly bad photos of really beautiful people. On the other hand, you can keep adding people to your morph via the link on the right ("morph this image"). Eventually I'll come up with a morph of everyone in their database.
posted by desjardins at 12:56 PM on September 4, 2007


I just morphed Harry Potter and Jude Law and it came out awesome. (Also I love that Daniel Radcliffe is the only person who's in there by his character's name.)
posted by knave at 1:26 PM on September 4, 2007


That site comes pre-Godwinned!
posted by davy at 1:41 PM on September 4, 2007


Who's going to do mattamyn?
posted by randomination at 1:43 PM on September 4, 2007


It seems that morphing anybody with Hitler looks better than Hitler.
posted by davy at 1:45 PM on September 4, 2007


I like how the website has taken two photos with slightly different angles, and yet, combined them together rather well. Eyes go with the eyes, mouth goes to mouth, hair goes to hair and all that.

This is the best mix I've seen so far.

Also, I don't know who Allison Macks is, but now would like to know more.
posted by the cydonian at 1:59 PM on September 4, 2007


Bah--looks like we killed it. In the meantime, you can entertain yourself with my (old-skool) morphology.
posted by MrMoonPie at 2:06 PM on September 4, 2007


Wouldn't it be Mattamyntex?

I'd love to see the triune face put together in morphage รก trois, but sadly morphthing isn't trinity compliant yet.

I'd make stickers with the image.
and they would probably say:
'Mattamyntex has a posse'
posted by isopraxis at 2:08 PM on September 4, 2007


Natalie Portman + Keira Knightley = Natalie Portman!
posted by wannalol at 2:08 PM on September 4, 2007


Metafilter's own StickyCarpet invented morphing.
posted by StickyCarpet at 2:16 PM on September 4, 2007


Also, I don't know who Allison Macks is, but now would like to know more.
Here you go. Currently plays Chloe Sullivan on Smallville. Also played on Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. She is 25 and married.
posted by JDHarper at 2:33 PM on September 4, 2007


wannalol: In Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Knightley played one of Portman's attendants and when they were both in make up, their mother's couldn't tell them apart.
posted by spec80 at 2:37 PM on September 4, 2007


And the one everyone is waiting to see.....

George Hitler
posted by waitingtoderail at 3:02 PM on September 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


George Bush + Gollum is champion!

On another note, some of the suggested name combinations are hilarious. Angelina Jolie + Carrie Underwood = Carrilina Underwoolie.

Now go throw up in the grass.
posted by aftermarketradio at 3:34 PM on September 4, 2007


Liv Tyler + David Boreanaz = Val Kilmer with lipstick?
posted by nzero at 3:35 PM on September 4, 2007


Seewhattamean?
posted by nzero at 3:36 PM on September 4, 2007


You're making Medel's ghost angry.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:44 PM on September 4, 2007


Make that Mendel's ghost. Medel's ghost is still haunting A-line.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:44 PM on September 4, 2007


Renee Zellweger + Angelina Joli
Come on, surely I'm not the only one who thought of that...
posted by digibri at 3:52 PM on September 4, 2007


Don't forget evil yoda
posted by skammer at 4:08 PM on September 4, 2007


I think it's a good thing Buffy and Angel were never able to have offspring. Ew.

Then again, it could be worse.
posted by ZachsMind at 5:25 PM on September 4, 2007


Ack! Thpbthth! Gollum and pretty much anybody would keep one up at night.

Figures... Morphing these two comes out lookin' like this guy... well when he was much younger and didn't have to shave. And had hair.
posted by ZachsMind at 5:30 PM on September 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Too cute for words.

this is mildly addictive for some reason

Shame I can't just merge like twenty or forty pics together to see what'd come out. I'd imagine after awhile they'd all average out to look like what faceresearch.org has found. (mentioned previously on MeFi)
posted by ZachsMind at 5:53 PM on September 4, 2007


God Save the Queen!
posted by ZachsMind at 6:00 PM on September 4, 2007


Adolph Hendrix

ok i'll shut up
posted by ZachsMind at 6:09 PM on September 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Check out this morph of Matthowie.
posted by mecran01 at 6:47 PM on September 4, 2007


Man... Hitler/Hendrix is pretty cool. And Morphing anyone with Gollum yields what they'll look like doing TV interviews at age eighty after forty face-lifts.
posted by mmahaffie at 6:54 PM on September 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


For your use:
jessamyn
matthowie (wish there was a better picture)
cortex
posted by flatluigi at 7:00 PM on September 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


It's not letting me morph them, FlatLuigi. =(

I managed to get the darn thing to morph Matt with Al Pacino, but I can't morph Matt with Jess or Josh. =(
posted by ZachsMind at 7:46 PM on September 4, 2007




Matt's pic isn't working well cuz he's showing his teeth. I got nothing against his teeth. It's just that most of the other pics at MorphThing, they aren't showing their teeth, so it makes for a weird morph. Case in point: I just tried morphing Matthowie & Alec Baldwin and the end result looks like he's chewing his own face. Very surreal.

Jessamyn's pic is too dark, and she's also further away from the camera than most of the other pics. So to get a good result, you have to pick a very light image to compensate for the darkness. Jess and Amy Lee for example.
posted by ZachsMind at 8:07 PM on September 4, 2007


This one kinda works. Cortex and Chris Martin. I dunno who Chris Martin is tho. Notice again though that there's a distance issue. I dunno how to compensate for that.
posted by ZachsMind at 8:10 PM on September 4, 2007


Morph of morph of morph of morph of morph... Heehee.
posted by ZachsMind at 8:32 PM on September 4, 2007


I wish there was a better picture for Matt, but after scouring the internet I realized that, one, he looks scarily like Sylar from Heroes, and two, he doesn't know how to look into a damn camera.

I found a better image for jessamyn, so I'll redo that and cortex. Meanwhile, here's an interesting combination.
posted by flatluigi at 8:44 PM on September 4, 2007


Mona Diaz
posted by ZachsMind at 8:44 PM on September 4, 2007


Alright. Here's new matthowie, jessamyn, and cortex.

Here's mattamyn, mattex, and cortamyn.

Finally, here's vitamattacortamyn. -hic-
posted by flatluigi at 9:08 PM on September 4, 2007


(oh, and you can combine other people's pictures if you save them to your "My Images.")
posted by flatluigi at 9:09 PM on September 4, 2007


After awhile, all celebrities start to look the same. Here's some forty-eight of my favorite faces, mushed together like mashed potatoes in a blender. No accounting for taste, I know.
posted by ZachsMind at 10:50 PM on September 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Much better pic of Jessamyn now. Very cool.
posted by ZachsMind at 11:03 PM on September 4, 2007


Dobbs ' Approval no longer needed. Approved by Dobbs.
posted by ZachsMind at 11:27 PM on September 4, 2007


This so rocks! Okay I need to go be constructive or something! LOL!
posted by ZachsMind at 11:30 PM on September 4, 2007


Christina Applegate + Monkey = Dr. Laura. (obviously, any images of Dr. Laura are not safe for work.)
posted by aftermarketradio at 6:17 AM on September 5, 2007


Okay, Adolph Haughey looks a little too realistic.
posted by tehloki at 6:53 AM on September 5, 2007


Neat, you can simply use Palpatine to convincingly age any celebrity.

Here's grammy Uma and grampy Hawke.

Mammy Jolie and pappy Pitt.

Nana Moss and Papa Depp.

Mee-mah Keys and Pee-pah Timberlake.

Bamma Portman and bumpa Leto.
posted by dgaicun at 11:47 AM on September 5, 2007


Almost forgot! Geepa Matt (such stylish horn-rims!) and neena Jessamyn.
posted by dgaicun at 11:58 AM on September 5, 2007


Finally, here's crazy ol' gumma Spears (unfortunately completely unmarriageble).
posted by dgaicun at 12:10 PM on September 5, 2007


Metafilter's own StickyCarpet invented morphing.

How did this not get any love?
posted by tomierna at 12:56 PM on September 5, 2007


On the other end of the spectrum: Lil' Matt Owie and Jessa-Mini.
posted by dgaicun at 8:52 PM on September 5, 2007


Sure, they're cute when they're young...
posted by dgaicun at 9:53 PM on September 5, 2007




Here's some forty-eight of my favorite faces, mushed together like mashed potatoes in a blender

32 men.
posted by dgaicun at 2:51 AM on September 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


OK, forty-eight men, too.
posted by dgaicun at 3:11 AM on September 6, 2007


96 famous faces forming one alien being of superior androgynous beauty.
posted by dgaicun at 3:18 AM on September 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


Those super-mush-of-96-faces faces are so eerily attractive. Like somebody took the most beautiful people from all over the world and forced them to breed excessively for generations.
posted by tehloki at 8:52 AM on September 6, 2007


It doesn't help that the morphing process makes the photos look soft-focused, like they used to do every time they showed a pretty woman on the original Star Trek series. All it's missing is the eerie music.
posted by Dave Faris at 9:24 AM on September 6, 2007


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