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Morphing in the 1990s

by Phillip Thurtle

This scene from Terminator 2 would become famous for its use of morphing technology that would seamlessly blend tow images into each other. This technology, which at the time was state of the art, would also be used in other applications by the end of the 1990s. For some critics of animation software, this technique would come to embody the rootless sense of being championed by the rise of neo-liberal economies.

Morphing Sequence from Terminator 2

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The morphing sequence from Terminator 2. In this scene the advanced T 1000 emerges from an explosion in a tunnel. As it does so, it morphs from its liquid metal form to its human form.

from Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Creator: James Cameron
Distributor: TriStar Pictures
Posted by Phillip Thurtle