"SuperGOO is Kai's Power GOO on steroids," said Frank Casanova II, MetaCreations' Vice President of Product Management and Design. "For less than $50, SuperGOO raises the 'funware' bar and combines professional-level special effects with a consumer-friendly interface to help people of all ages and computer sophistication enhance their creative expression."
Digital "Mr. Potato Head®" With a Twist
Kai's SuperGOO is divided into two rooms – Fusion and GOO. The Fusion Room comes with a diverse selection of male and female features: nose, eyes, lips, hair, and accessories such as hats and glasses. When the user enters the Fusion Room, a randomly generated photo-realistic face appears and from there users can mix and match facial features from among hundreds of components, creating a seemingly infinite variety of characters. On the right side of the screen, six buttons allow users the option of stretching those facial features (horizontally and vertically), moving parts of the face, rotating the face, or making individual features larger or smaller. Facial features and accessories can be chosen from the left side.
Can You Say "Mutate"?
The Fusion Room also allows GOOers to quickly generate a random face from the GOO library with a single click of the "mutate" button. Drag "Gender Select" to choose between either male or female features, or a combination thereof. So whether it's Susan, Bob or "Pat," creating that one-of-a-kind face with Kai's SuperGOO will provide hours of family fun.
Room With a "GOO"
With Kai's SuperGOO, MetaCreations incorporates "liquid image" technology (also found in the original Power GOO) to smudge, stretch, smear, shrink and rotate faces, pictures and logos. SuperGOO picks up where Power GOO left off, offering users a new real-time zoom-in, zoom-out and pan feature; an increased number of brushes and so much more. With liquid-like movement, images change before usersâ eyes with a couple of simple clicks of the mouse.
The GOO room opens with Abraham Lincoln's picture, ready for GOOing action. Or, import a face created in Fusion and begin playing with nine different brushes and "GOO" effects to help jump-start the creative juices. There are no limits to the level of distortions available at the click of the mouse – from the delicate to the grotesque, from the subtle to the abstract. As an image is being SuperGOO'd to the creator's delight, each can easily be saved frame-by-frame to create an animated movie, or "GOOvie".
People of all ages love the opportunity to twist, turn, disfigure or beautify images – especially when the subject is someone you know. Kids will love to experiment with photos of mom, dad, siblings and their favorite (or not so favorite!) teacher. Like its predecessor, SuperGOO can also import images from a variety of sources, such as images from 35 mm film transferred to CD-ROM or diskette, digital cameras, scanners, capture devices, video recorders or the World Wide Web. Wedding photos – complete with ruffled tuxedoes and ugly bridesmaid dresses – make for ripe GOOing candidates as well.
Real-time Liquid Image Distortion Tools │
│ With SuperGoo, your image behave as though it's made of digital liquid. │
│ You can stretch, warp, smear your image and more, using a library of │
│ customizable Liquid Image distortion tools… all in real time! │
│ Real-time Animation Output │
│ In addition to manipulating your image with SuperGoo's distortion tools, │
│ you can save your changes out into a series of keyframes, almost like a │
│ digital flip book. From here, you can render out an AVI or Quicktime │
│ animation, or a sequence of individual images. You can even preview your │
│ animation inside of SuperGoo instantly! │
│ Facial Compositing and Editing │
│ User of SuperGoo can use the Clone tool to mix images of family and │
│ friends… try putting dad's beard onto mom's face. │
│ Easy to Learn and Use │
│ With SuperGoo's intuitive controls, users need no prior knowledge of │
│ computers, graphics, or even the original Kai's Power Goo to enjoy │
│ leaping headfirst into SuperGoo. │
│ Variable Image Input and Output │
│ You can use scanners or digital cameras to put your own data into │
│ SuperGoo. These can all be output for animation, print, web design or │
│ illustration. │
│ SuperGoo makes life easier by working with all of the below listed file │
│ types: │
│ Import Export │
│ BMP BMP │
│ Flash Pix Flash Pix │
│ JPEG JPEG │
│ Photoshop Photoshop │
│ TIFF TIFF │
│ GIF GIF │
│ TWAIN Support AVI │
│ BMP Sequence