Saturday, January 31, 2009

Lighted Strokes

I love the pseudo 3D lighted quality you can get with some of the new Studio Artist anti-alias brush paint synthesizer features.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Text Brush Abstraction

Trying some free form abstraction experiments with the Studio Artist text brush features.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Forest View

Some more experiments testing new Studio Artist paint synthesizer features.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Paint Synth Regions

More experiments in the paint synthesizer. I've been trying out some ideas that generate things that look like they came from the Studio Artist vectorizer but it's all done using the paint synthesizer instead.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Head Shot

Abstracted head shot. It's a combination of Studio Artist's paint synthesizer and a little of the MSG truchet processor in the background.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Beach Shot

More experiments with the new Studio Artist paint synthesizer brushes. This is a painting of a beach photo.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


The Melbourne film and media museum at federation square had a really interested exhibit that documented the making of the movie Australia. The work that went into creating the historical sets was pretty amazing. Made me want to see it in spite of the movie reviews. The history of Darwin in particular is fascinating. This is a painting of a photo taken from the movie promo.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Goodbye Suckers

Posted a little late but generated in the heat of the recent political changeover. Used the new text brush option in Studio Artist 4 paint synthesizer.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Live Extend Shape Patterning

More experiments with interactive painting and the new live extend path shape in the Studio Artist paint synthesizer.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Abstract Procedural Painting

Abstract procedural painting created using automatic action painting in the Studio Artist paint synthesizer.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Adventures in Abstract Painting2

More quick abstract painting using the Studio Artist new live extend path shape.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Adventures in Abstract Painting

Working quite a bit with the new Studio Artist live extend path shape options in the paint synthesizer to generate pure abstract imagery. This was all done with live interactive painting working very quickly.

Monday, January 19, 2009

I Am A Loser

Continuation of the Amy Winehouse series. I started with a live extend path shape and non-anti-aliased polygon brush type preset in the paint synthesizer and hand painted in an abstract shape painting. I then set the selection buffer from the canvas and then generated the paint synthesizer path start regionization from the 'selection - all levels'.

This is the way to create any kind of set of pattern shapes you want to fill for your photo mosaic image. You want the brush shape to be non-anti-aliased for this to work properly since you want hard edge boundaries between region areas of different colors. I used a graffiti movie brush to do the shape fills for the path start regionization pass. I then added a second vectorizer shape layer on top to bring in the face details a little.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Something weird that popped out during some Studio Artist testing.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Visual Face Hallucinations

This is a totally abstract hand painting created using some interactive paint synthesizer presets in Studio Artist that was further processed by some symmetry transformations. What i love about this kind of thing is that it appears to be a very deliberate painting of a facial image which is totally a construct of the brain's perceptual system. As discussed here and on the main Studio Artist blog before the brain has specific visual processing centers designed to perceive symmetry and it's easy to trick them into perceiving facial imagery from abstract patterns.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Distressed Vectorizer Look

Some experiments with the Studio Artist vectorizer. Some subtle paint synthesizer movie brush work added in a second layer.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

More BW Vector Sketches

Working through more ideas on new ways to create black and white vector sketch effects.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

MSG Abstraction

Working with some new MSG processors that generate geometric abstraction based on source image modulation. You can go for more representational effects but source modulation is also an interested idea for creating variability in extreme abstraction or geometrically regular imagery.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

BW Sketch Experiments

Trying some new experiments with creating vector sketch effects from source images in Studio Artist 4.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Melbourne Train Car

180 degree video pan in the center of Melbourne rendered as a static panorama via the Studio Artist scan tracker.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Federation Square Slit Scan

360 degree video pan in Melbourne's Federation Square rendered via a Studio Artist slit scan.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Melbourne Train Station

Video pan in Melbourne across from the train station. Rendered as a static panorama via the Studio Artist temporal scan tracker.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Boat Quay Bend

Video pan in front of the art museum in the boat quay area of Sydney harbor rendered as a static panorama. Done with the temporal scan tracker in Studio Artist.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sydney Boat Quay

Panorama shot generated from a Flip video pan in a ferry boat in front of the Sydney Boat Quay. Sydney is a really great city and this area of Sydney is a lot of fun.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Yarro Valley Balloon

This is a 360 degree Flip video slit scan generated using Studio Artist temporal ip ops taken in a hot air balloon over Yarra Valley outside of Melbourne Australia. We had to get up in the middle of the night so the balloon could take off at the crack of dawn.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Jones Art Hotel

A shot of the front of the Jones Art Hotel in the waterfront area of Hobart Tasmania. Panorama generated using the Studio Artist temporal scan tracker from a Flip video pan. I loved the old sandstone buildings in this area. This part of Hobart is a weird mix of this style of old waterfront buildings juxtaposed next to new San Francisco style urban loft constructions.

Monday, January 5, 2009


Video panorama of the Southbank area near Federation Square in Melbourne. Generated using the Studio Artist temporal scan tracker from a flip video pan taken on the bridge by the train station. Southbank is a great example of what can be done with forward thinking urban redevelopment, something sorely missing here in Hawaii.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Federation Square

360 degree pan view in Melbourne's Federation Square. Video footage processed via Studio Artist temporal scan tracker. I liked the mix of new and old in that part of the city. Plus they actually use the waterfront, a concept lost on planners in places like Hawaii.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

$2 for every 1/2 hour

More paint synthesizer experiments with photo mosaic backgrounds painted over with vector shards. The creation of the vector shapes is driven by a MSG chaotic attractor via the paint synthesizer Path Shape MSG Attractor Path Load feature.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Vintage Style

Combination of a movie brush photo mosaic and the paint synthesizer. I'm using a chaotic attractor MSG processor to drive the path shape in the paint synthesizer to generate the painted vector shards.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy New Years! Via MSG processoring.