Friday, October 30, 2009
I was testing some new gallery show features in Studio Artist 4. This image kind of surprised me. It popped out as a random Smart Blur ip op effect. It's using the texture synthesizer for modulation. One cool thing to do with gallery show is to use it to automatically build new preset effects.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I recently added some new features to Studio Artist 4 gallery show. You can setup the different painting options so they key off of randomly generated bezier path sets as opposed to just using the normal paint synthesizer path generation features.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
More experiments with algorithmic drawing in Studio Artist 4. This is an interesting one since it uses a paint synthesizer path shape setting that draws a spline to the previous start point to build the fan areas.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Atypical usage of the linescreen block regionize image operation in Studio Artist 4. I should spend more time trying out atypical parameter settings for the different ip ops. The new v4 gallery show features are really useful for automatically finding those nooks and crannies.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
I've been playing around with different abstract algorithmic painting processes in Studio Artist 4. One interesting approach is to work with MSG processors that generate scan paths, either via MSG path start generators or MSG path shape generators. This image fell out of some testing associated with this yesterday.
I modified the path length modulation code for the MSG path shape generator as a part of this. The overall size of the point cloud modulates now, it was only modulating the path itself before so if you had a diffuse point cloud it didn't seem to change size before, just the # of points in it. I think the new behavior is better for interactive drawing.
Friday, October 23, 2009
I tend to not use the Studio Artist Texture Synthesizer all that much these days. However, there's lots of great effects hiding in there. This was generated with the new automated random evolution options for the texture synthesizer that were added to Studio Artist 4's gallery show feature recently.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
This was created with a new convex hull image operations preset generated while running the new gallery show features in Studio Artist 4. Gallery show is pretty cool, because you can use it to automatically generate new presets, new artwork, or to build self-running performance art performance installations.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
I recently added some new options to the Studio Artist 4 gallery show feature. It's become apparent that some people are using gallery show to automatically generate new presets, so you can now run gallery shows generated from randomized image operations, vectorizer, or texture synthesizer settings. This works off of the hypothetical space of potential settings, as opposed to randomly selecting an existing preset, which is what a lot of the existing galley show techniques do.
The image above is something crazy that fell out of some testing associated with the new gallery show features.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Shrimp-plate-landia on the north shore re-conceptualized. Started with a video shot from the open car window driving by shrimp world that was then converted into a static panorama via the Studio Artist 4 scan tracker. I think i have the scan direction reversed in this image from the actual car motion which twists around reality when the image is reconstructed from the video motion.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The harbor by the fish market is one of the cooler places to visit in Honolulu. This started with a 180 degree Flip video pan taken in front of Nikos (great place to eat) that was then processed with the Studio Artist 4 temporal scan tracker to make a static panorama image.
Monday, October 12, 2009
This started with video footage taken with a Flip video camera out the window of a moving car while driving through Honolulu that was then converted into a static panorama image with the Studio Artist 4 temporal scan tracker.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
This started with a Flip video shot taken in Waikiki at night that was then processed with the Studio Artist temporal scan tracker to stretch time for the motion of the cable car in the video into a static image.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Abstracted source image created with MSG processing in Studio Artist 4. This was created via directed evolution of MSG presets. It took a little while to get to the sweet spot in the parameter space, but there's an infinite variety of different images you can create once you get to that spot.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
More recursive patterning generated using recursive IO connections and MSG processors in Studio Artist 4. This one shows off the typical patterning seen when you use multi-processor threading with recursive io connections. It's great that you can choose now in Studio Artist 4, since there are cases where you want the processing to be threaded and other times where you don't want the threading. Of course for non-recursive io processing you always want the threading due to the speedup you get for the processing.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
I've been playing around with non-threaded MSG processing with recursive IO connections recently. The variety of different fractal patterns you can generate is pretty interesting. It's kind of like video feedback except the feedback is happening along the wavefront of the spatial processing scan moving through the image. Would be fun to try different types of scans, like spiral out from center or peano curves. Have to try that out some day.