Animorphs: How Those Weird Covers Were Made Using Elastic Reality


Fuzzy Skinner
Fuzzy Skinner

Video tutorials for expensive Macintosh programs are the best! I still can't help but chuckle at the tutorial for Pro Tools that I watched back in high school. And you're right about how awful the reprint covers look. DX

Vor 4 Stunden
McQueenRLZ
McQueenRLZ

When this was released, it was so scary for 4 year-old me, that even watching the box was too scary.

Vor 9 Stunden
Keranu
Keranu

LGR you are such a nerd, and I mean a compulsive one. At 0:18 you havethe Anidorks books stacked up with missing volumes between books and yet you STILL organized them numerically. Or am I the compulsive one for noticing that?

Vor 14 Stunden
Keranu
Keranu

+LGR OK this is the second comment I've left on this video a week after the first and you responded within a couple minutes again. This is OCD. Very appreciated, thanks.

Vor 13 Stunden
LGR
LGR

It would bother me _to no end_ if they were out of order.

Vor 14 Stunden
Nash Chikanda
Nash Chikanda

Nice. You were featured in The Verge Article: http://www.theverge.com/2019/2/17/18228803/animorphs-book-cover-morphing-elastic-reality-lgr

Vor 14 Stunden
ray taylor
ray taylor

i think daddy jim81jim did a video about ppl that use something like this,

Vor 15 Stunden
SierraGilley Art
SierraGilley Art

Did satan get hired to make those new anamorph books? Lmao

Vor 16 Stunden
icedragon2000
icedragon2000

Congrats on getting picked up for a Verge article: http://www.theverge.com/2019/2/17/18228803/animorphs-book-cover-morphing-elastic-reality-lgr

Vor 22 Stunden
KA 237
KA 237

These covers used to scare me a lot as a kid.

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GabiTehOtaku
GabiTehOtaku

I watched a tv show called animorphs i think, but whenever they morphed i got creeped out via uncanny valley so i stopped watching it. Never knew it was a book though lol

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Chris McRoy
Chris McRoy

35 million? Good god i need to write a fucking book

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retosius
retosius

3:04 all I'm wondering is what kind of fucking use does the government have for that tech? yet again likely have a bit of everything on the market trying to find uses for it so that's likely why they ever had it.

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Anthony A. Jumelles
Anthony A. Jumelles

Let's say you have two pictures of a criminal. But they're both imperfect. So you would use a morphing technology to compare the two images to see if their features more cleanly which means you most likely have a match. It's the precursor to anatomy based facial recognition. That's just one use. Missing child illustrations would be useful for comparing the missing child with her parents to age her up.

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Sam Kimpton
Sam Kimpton

The morph shown in the tutorial video at http://youtu.be/tRLi0VWdNIg?t=260 is from the pilot of Babylon 5.

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OneoftheCancor
OneoftheCancor

1992, the date when the lives of people with a transformation fetish changed forever

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Noobymarbles
Noobymarbles

My school still uses them

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Max William Lauf
Max William Lauf

Apparently those cardboard Scholastic book fair display shelves and vintage Scholastic merchandise in general are now collector's items and I very much regret not stealing Scholastic stuff from my middle school library when I had the chance. EDIT: Man, this jogged my memory. Back in the late 90s, Scholastic had these “make your own chewing gum” kits, which included packets of powdered guar gum and sweetener and pellets of gum rubber or whatever, and I took one of those and ripped it open and chewed all the pellets because I was too lazy to follow the directions and make actual gum. Years later, I saw one of those 90s gum kits, unwrapped, going for $150 bucks on eBay. I wish there was a silver lining to this story, but there isn’t, because those raw pellets were pasty and disgusting.

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MRCAB
MRCAB

I like those new covers. Kind of creepy.

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TriGG3r
TriGG3r

Is this a new fetish?

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orgy57
orgy57

3:50 I'm cracking up at the little faced dude rn

Vor 2 Tage
Chrnan6710
Chrnan6710

3:49 oh my

Vor 2 Tage
Neil Jacob Nacilla
Neil Jacob Nacilla

A similar visual effect was also used in the Studio Ghibli anime film Princess Mononoke. It was used to make Nago (the giant demon boar in the beginning) dissolve into a bloody skeleton and to make foliage grow around the land near the ending of the film.

Vor 2 Tage
karelpipa
karelpipa

You missed the opportunity to show us morph a Ron Perlmans face to a cat face

Vor 2 Tage
Evil Gumball
Evil Gumball

Play Duke 3D on that mac and type DN1984 in the first level it's awesome

Vor 2 Tage
Atomicskull
Atomicskull

There was a freeware DOS program around in the early 90's that did morphing but I can't remember the name of it.

Vor 2 Tage
LGR
LGR

There were a few yeah. I've got one called Metamorf. It's neat!

Vor 2 Tage
okamichan16
okamichan16

I'm really interested in trying do some of this myself! What is the closest spiritual successor to this program nowadays?

Vor 3 Tage
White Trash
White Trash

please make the clint->pc morph your intro forever and ever

Vor 3 Tage
PunkHippie
PunkHippie

Always wanted to be the sea cucumber. I don’t think they have a book for that

Vor 3 Tage
Hardlydan
Hardlydan

Animorphs are new to me but that could be because I was indulging in underage drinking back in 1996. I know, I'm old.

Vor 3 Tage
Jedidiah Kelley
Jedidiah Kelley

995 USD back then, I’d be terrified putting any software like that on a floppy as a company

Vor 3 Tage
Marty Moose
Marty Moose

Hot damn this software was almost $1000! How much can you buy it for today?

Vor 4 Tage
ANGRY CROW
ANGRY CROW

caw

Vor 4 Tage
RockstarBruski
RockstarBruski

Meow! That's morphalicious! Fun video. Thanks!

Vor 4 Tage
coffee pot
coffee pot

$1000 dollars? In 90s money? I'm glad open source is a thing now.

Vor 4 Tage
Sub To Luis
Sub To Luis

Those covers always used to scare me. What are those shits even about?

Vor 4 Tage
Yoshi92
Yoshi92

good episode man

Vor 4 Tage
Andrew Peer
Andrew Peer

Great video dude! You're so good at making things informative and hilarious. - Loved it

Vor 4 Tage
Soper Frazzy
Soper Frazzy

03:47 I did not fucking expect those faces on the right. That shit was fucking hilarious

Vor 4 Tage
Maxine Amelia
Maxine Amelia

Bueller? Bueller?

Vor 4 Tage
Getsuu Fuma
Getsuu Fuma

your parents tax money went into paying for elastic reality lol

Vor 4 Tage
Sweece!
Sweece!

The Android has the best cover fite me

Vor 4 Tage
Monica Vega
Monica Vega

I want you to know I put your videos on when I go to sleep because your voice is so soothing, and relaxing....

Vor 4 Tage
Imurderragdolls
Imurderragdolls

Seeing that Carmaggedon 2 desktop icon made my day.

Vor 4 Tage
Xeperu
Xeperu

AVID takes everything....

Vor 5 Tage
HSC 209th
HSC 209th

What about those early Snoop Dogg videos yeah?

Vor 5 Tage
Mark Tzvi Koegel
Mark Tzvi Koegel

You can actually do this very easily at 3dthis.com , I was just using it for a project.

Vor 5 Tage
David Urdahl
David Urdahl

And to think our phones can make us cats automagiclly now a days.

Vor 5 Tage
Travis Newton
Travis Newton

"It cost $995..." "Property of the US Federal Government at one point"... it didn't cost $995... it cost about $1995! lol

Vor 5 Tage
Nova Belladonna
Nova Belladonna

I always wondered why some of the books had different styles on the front, thanks!

Vor 5 Tage
Николай Новицкий
Николай Новицкий

Ninety-eight new Animorphs disapprove. :D

Vor 5 Tage
Deep Notes
Deep Notes

The face morphs reminds me of early x files episodes when humans morph into an alien or whatever lol.

Vor 5 Tage
Adam Eason
Adam Eason

I've been able to see this sort of effect by using the "blend" thing in Adobe illustrator

Vor 5 Tage
Sylas Krohmer
Sylas Krohmer

I’ve still have the whole collection!

Vor 5 Tage
Ali Bridges
Ali Bridges

Clint you YouTube god, this video is fantastic and exactly what I needed. I love the pacing and fact density in your videos, better than any telly by far also Animorphs. Nice one mate :)

Vor 5 Tage
BOYD1981
BOYD1981

I bought Softkey's 'Morph Studio' probably 20 years ago from a bargain bin and messed about doing moprhs but it's nowhere near as in depth as this. Jasc's 'Animation Shop' also has a very basic morphing effect that can be fun for a few minutes.

Vor 5 Tage
David Godfrey
David Godfrey

I thought it was cool but very creepy.

Vor 5 Tage
Pith Helmet
Pith Helmet

7:26 I'm a computer! Stop all the downloading!

Vor 5 Tage
ICanDoThatToo2
ICanDoThatToo2

6:39 After seeing the Suzuki video, you should have made every transition in this video into a bad morph.

Vor 5 Tage
Hoopy Frood
Hoopy Frood

4:29 "Morps"

Vor 5 Tage
Sonari N. Roulette
Sonari N. Roulette

V A R I E T Y O F F E X

Vor 5 Tage
Yoshimi Sugai
Yoshimi Sugai

I could see you doing an LGR to Duke Nukem morph with this program, that would be awesome if you did pull it off. Also something of note: this video is dripping with 90s nostalgia, even though I never got into the Animorphs stuff back in the day. :P

Vor 6 Tage
Omahamaho
Omahamaho

could you review Weekend Warrior and Nanosaur from Pangea Software

Vor 6 Tage
Koehli _
Koehli _

the cat morph was cool!

Vor 6 Tage
Coda Highland
Coda Highland

On the PC side of things, HSC Digital Morph was roughly contemporary and I was able to get my hands on a demo version of it back in the day. It works basically the same way. The interface layout was pretty different, but defining control points and such was the same process.

Vor 6 Tage
Bobsmithgeorgette
Bobsmithgeorgette

This is fucking crazy, great find Flint!!!

Vor 6 Tage
Nathan Tipton
Nathan Tipton

69th Academy Awards? Nice.

Vor 6 Tage
Sammy Sakejha
Sammy Sakejha

Anyone else enjoy the TV series

Vor 6 Tage
RET80
RET80

Hey! Love the new LGR intro!

Vor 6 Tage
oåooåo ipip
oåooåo ipip

1:22 David B. Mattingly looks like he's about to morph into George W Bush

Vor 6 Tage
Sirstrongman
Sirstrongman

What the hell was the US government doing with face morphing software? Were those government agents making animorph fanfiction or something?

Vor 6 Tage
Wimpy Denton
Wimpy Denton

Now you can make it for free with a smartphone

Vor 6 Tage
darktooth347
darktooth347

I always thought it was a Russian horror story since a black man who turned into a horse got his ass rawed out by a truck, I can't blame the driver who kept driving after the fact.

Vor 6 Tage
needforsuv
needforsuv

I remember seeing these at my local bookstore in the late-mid 2000's and in my school library or something OH I remember the one on the right 0:28

Vor 6 Tage
Gene Miller
Gene Miller

$1000 software and they couldn't adopt a simple naming convention with padded 0's.

Vor 6 Tage
stereomike111
stereomike111

there was a similar, but free, program for windows in the 2000s or maybe at the very late 90s. anyone happen to remember what it was called?

Vor 6 Tage
5Rounds Rapid
5Rounds Rapid

A few years later, Scholastic would publish a British book that everyone else turned down. It became a pretty big hit. It’s about some boy named Potter, I think...

Vor 6 Tage
Michael Martin
Michael Martin

I grew up in the 90's... reading second hand copies of The Famous Five. I missed all this stuff (except Goosebumps, but I didn't read many of them). When all these middle-class people were crying over Dinana Wynne-Jones I was just like "who?".

Vor 7 Tage
natekates
natekates

4:24 Will the real fex guy please stand up, in the comments?

Vor 7 Tage
Cookiesliyr
Cookiesliyr

He can be a great Vulcan!

Vor 7 Tage
Mr. Sky
Mr. Sky

Not just people growing up in the 90's. I remember being in elementary school in the early 2000's and seeing tons of these books in the library's. Nobody ever really rented them.....we just kind of looked at them and laughed at how ridiculous they looked.

Vor 7 Tage
5thString
5thString

Stick some glue in the lubricity tester and see what happens.

Vor 7 Tage
plan7a
plan7a

:D

Vor 7 Tage
stonent
stonent

I had some free pack-in software for morphing that came with a multi-media kit I bought years ago. It might have been made by Ulead, but I'm not sure. I remember the cover of the CD case was an older man in a cowboy hat morphing into a boy. I played with it for a day or two and that was about it.

Vor 7 Tage
Charles DeLiberis
Charles DeLiberis

i use to love that series and books

Vor 7 Tage
The Poet Of Fall
The Poet Of Fall

Lol, I think you have a new opening animation....

Vor 7 Tage
BradMerc
BradMerc

Very cool video, Clint. Thanks!

Vor 7 Tage
Peter Hart
Peter Hart

Like the new intro! Oh and Like the new intro! Oh and Like the new intro! Oh and please morph into an iMac Pro!

Vor 7 Tage
Skype group disbanded
Skype group disbanded

That kid turning into a dolphin was in my elementary library

Vor 7 Tage
Mshojat
Mshojat

Wow those new covers are _terrible!_ I didn't think the could/ould go _backwards_ in quality!

Vor 7 Tage
hobbified
hobbified

Dave Mattingly? Huh, turns out that's the same guy who did a bunch of work for Baen, including all of the Honor Harrington covers.

Vor 7 Tage
Vanessa Vestal
Vanessa Vestal

Cool fex

Vor 7 Tage
C
C

We have an Animorphs fan Discord server! Come join: discord.gg/pVc2SRA

Vor 7 Tage
Chris Tophat
Chris Tophat

Who first told the joke: “ I haven’t read An- Y Animorph book well , that’s a lie I did flip through several Mogamigawa “ ~cmt~ Cuz if it’s me I’m stealing it for my memoirs

Vor 7 Tage
macsnafu
macsnafu

Mattingly was a matte painter. Seems appropriate somehow.

Vor 7 Tage
Bruno Santos
Bruno Santos

In the outro you got almost as enthusiastic as the VHS guy for a second. Almost.

Vor 7 Tage
exodous02
exodous02

I remember seeing the Animorphs books and the art did not interest me enough to read them. I'm surprised they still put them out, I guess kids will read anything(or nothing which is usually the case).

Vor 7 Tage
CataclysmicStar
CataclysmicStar

My husband and I met in an Animorphs chat room on IRC in the late 90s. We both still have our entire collections of all of the books. Somehow, this is a serious dose of nostalgia.

Vor 7 Tage
Mongoose556
Mongoose556

Khajit "What does it want?"

Vor 7 Tage
shinobody
shinobody

"or watched the Nickelodeon TV show" THERE WAS A TV SHOW????

Vor 7 Tage
Osystem
Osystem

Never heard about animorphs where i live. But 90's TV was full of morphing faces, nearly every commercial or show had a morphing animation so I ended up hating them.

Vor 7 Tage
Artms125
Artms125

Hey LGR, longtime viewer here! I’m a PhD student researching the use of royalty-free music in videos, and I noticed you use music from Epidemic Sound. Would you be interested to answer some questions about that in a quick email interview? If you’re up for it, please tell me what would be the best way to contact you! Thank you so much for your time :)

Vor 7 Tage
Mobile Phone
Mobile Phone

You forgot Michael Jackson Black or White video. That was the first time I ever saw morphing.

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