Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Side Door

Thought the original photo was amusing. The painted image was generated during some gallery show testing in Studio Artist 4.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Facial Abstractions

Some Studio Artist 4 abstraction effects applied to facial images. You could output these as vector files if you wished for high res printing.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

MSG Sketch Effect

Wild sketch effect created with a custom MSG preset in Studio Artist 4.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Procedural Sea Bottom

Procedural image that seemed reminiscent of an underwater sea bottom. Created in Studio Artist 4 using MSG processors via directed evolution.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Windward Side Drive

This was constructed from a video pan taken out the front window of a moving car and then processed into a static panorama using the Studio Artist 4 scan tracker.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Auto Parts

Static panorama constructed from a Flip video segment taken out a moving car window that was then processed via the Studio Artist 4 temporal scan tracker into a static image.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Paint Synthesizer Experiments

Trying out some abstract painting ideas using the Studio Artist 4 paint synthesizer. Rather than using an attractor for the path starts i'm using source texture probability generation with a path shape that draws a spline from the previous path start point to the current one.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

More Cartoon Styles

Some more flat color cartoon style experiments using the new Color SImplify image operation features in Studio Artist 4.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Color Woodcut Print Simulation

Running some experiments simulating color woodcut print effects using the line screen regionize image operation in Studio Artist 4. The output was then vectorized to create a pdf file that could be printed at arbitrary print resolutions.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Study in Perception

I find it fascinating how the visual system focuses on certain facial features and then extrapolate the rest of the face, even if the rest of the image is totally abstract. This was generated fooling around testing DualMode Paint operation mode in Studio Artist 4.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Facial Abstractions

These 2 images are very different but are related in that they are both abstractions of facial imagery. The first was generated from an edited variation of a preset posted recently on the Studio Artist User Forum. The second one was generated while testing some of Dennis Miller's DualMode Paint presets, again with a custom edited preset variation.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Dual Mode Animations 2

This is a frame capture from an abstract animation created by streaming live DualMode Painting into an open movie stream in Studio Artist 4.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Summer Camp

This image actually started with a photo from the local paper of kids at a local island summer camp. Funny, we never had terrorism training when i went to summer camp. It was generated from a DualMode Paint preset modified to fill from the Source Image.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Dual Mode Animations

These are frame captures from some DualMode Paint animations I've been generating recently. DualMode Paint is a new operation mode in Studio Artist 4. It's capable of some really amazing self animating visual effects that can be dumped in real time out into an open movie stream.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

MSG Experiments

Some abstract procedural images created using the MSG evolution editor in Studio Artist 4.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Steak Plate

Steak plate lunch place in Waimanallo. Generated from a Flip video shot taken out a moving car window followed by processing with the Studio Artist temporal scan tracker to generate the static panorama image.

Alien Landscape

More cartoon style effects with the new smart outlining in Studio Artist v4. These were generated using the new Color Simplify settings.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Mexican Food

The best mexican place on Oahu (in my opinion). Plus outdoor dining on the water, what an alien concept to Hawaii. There are probably more restaurants with outdoor seating on the upper west side of Manhattan then in all of Hawaii.

The image is a Flip camera video pan processed with the Studio Artist temporal scan tracker into a static panorama image.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Cartoon Sketch Effects

I added some new features to Studio Artist 4 that are smarter about generating cartoon outline sketch effects. You can output this kind of imagery as vector files if you wish to, which is nice since they then scale infinitely for printing at high resolutions.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Vector Symmetry

I've been playing around with vector abstraction a lot lately. This did not start with a face source image.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Vectorizer Region Effects

I recently posted a tutorial on generating Studio Artist Vectorizer region effects that fill the complete canvas as opposed to the normal partial fill you get from stylized vector shapes. This is another heavily abstracted example created with this kind of approach.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Spam Jam

Only in Hawaii would someone be wearing a spam can hat. Spam, the official state food. But then pidgin is the official state language.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Inversion Stutter 2

Another inversion stutter effect created by processing Flip camera video footage with the Studio Artist 4 temporal scan tracker.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Inversion Stutter

Stutter inversion effect created from video footage taken from a moving car and then processed through the Studio Artist scan tracker with a reverse scan from the original video movement.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Boundaries of Perception

I find it fascinating that you can still perceive the face in this image, even after it's been abstracted this much. A more recognizable (but still heavily processed) version of the same source image below.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Wild Woodcut Print Effects

Playing around with some ideas for woodcut like print effects in Studio Artist 4. This was generated using a custom MSG preset that uses float sum area filtering to create resolution independent carving effects for the print simulation.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Waikiki Shell Graduation

These are both slit scan panoramas generated by processing a Flip video pan with the Studio Artist 4 temporal scan tracker.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Kristol PhotoMosaic

More experiments with photo mosaic presets using the Studio Artist paint synthesizer with a graffiti movie brush.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Inversion Warps

Studio Artist v4 includes some new kinds of interactive warps, including the inversion warps shown here.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Morph Tutorials

Working on some new v4 morph tutorials for the Studio Artist Tips site. How you construct a morph is somewhat different in v4 since you use PASeq Morph Contexts to generate a morph.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Apollonian Packing Variations

Some new experiments mixing apollonian packing and TSP optimization in multiple stream channels to build MSG presets that generate abstract procedural imagery. The apollonian packing and the TSp optimization work together to generate an interesting pseudo-crystalline structure to the resulting textures.

I'm using the forceColorMap processor as the last step in the preset to color map the generated abstract texture field to an evolved color palette.