Saturday, October 24, 2009

MSG Path Shape Abstraction

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.

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