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   Software Review
   Publisher: RE:Vision Effects
   Platform: PC or Mac
   Description: Warping & Morphing Plugin for AE

   MSRP: $595 (full); $119 (render only)

   Sample Footage: Click Here
   Expected Release:Available Now
   Review Date: October 1, 2009
   Reviewed By: A.J. Wedding

Final Score:

Does anyone remember how they felt the first time they saw the "Black or White" music video by Michael Jackson? I found myself staring at the video every time it was on, watching one person turn into another, and then another. It was so seamless, and I had never seen anything like it. That was when the buzz word started floating around. This technology was called "Morphing."

What once took sophisticated, expensive computers to achieve now can be done on any laptop with After Effects…and at a mere fraction of the cost.

A brief example of the power of RE:Flex to create Terminator 2-style morphing effects..

Ease of Use
RE:Flex is a simple download, just make sure you save it in your library under After Effects. It won't automatically act as a plug in unless it is in this location. Not being an expert with After Effects, I was very confused when I started trying to use RE:Flex. The user guide is helpful, but I always find tutorial videos to be the fastest and easiest way to learn a new plug-in. Re: Vision should definitely make a video to help give easier access to this plug in, as it is a pretty daunting task for those who are After Effects noobs. Once you understand the basic mechanics of the "Warp" and "Morph Still" effects, you can jump right into "Morph Video." But don't think you are going to download this and start morphing with the click of a mouse. It will take a little getting used to, until someone posts a tutorial video online.

Lay video into your timeline and select the effect.

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