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Elastic Reality stretches horizons; MorphStudio costs just $59
Morphing effects are a staple of MTV, movies, and television commercials. Software to create digital movies with similar attention-grabbing transformations has been available for some time. Here we look at two morphing software packages for Windows that follow divergent paths to their special effects.
Elastic Reality Inc.'s Elastic Reality 1.01, which costs $495, takes the high road, with professional-level features and complexities. U-Lead Systems Inc.'s MorphStudio 1.0 for Windows stands out with its low price ($59), large number of effects, and simplified interface.
Elastic Reality 1.01 is a latecomer to the market for Windows-based morphing and special effects software, but it brings with it an impressive pedigree: The versions of the program for Silicon Graphics Inc. and Macintosh hardware have been used to generate effects for movies and TV …