Making Other-Sex Transforms

Morphing a man's face with a woman's face produces an androgynous (both male- and female-looking) face. To make realistic other-sex faces, I use a technique called transforming. This applies the differences between a participant's face and a same-sex average face to an other-sex face, but does not change the things that are the same (i.e. sex of the face). A transformed face will look masculine if it is made from a masculine person and feminine if it is made from a feminine person.

Average male face
Average male face
Androgynous face
Androgynous face
Average female face
Average female face
Masculine man
Masculine man
Other-sex morph
Other-sex morph
Other-sex transform
Other-sex transform
Feminine man
Feminine man
Other-sex morph
Other-sex morph
Other-sex transform
Other-sex transform

Notice how the other-sex morphs are androgynous-looking, but the other-sex transforms look like real women. When men have more facial hair than the male average this causes their female transform to have the appearance of stubble, so only shape is transformed and the colour of the transformed image is not change from the original female average. Hold your cursor over the masculine man's other-sex morph or transform to see what they would look like if colour is also morphed or transformed.

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