Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
I've been playing around with the Studio Artist 4 paint synthesizer evolution controls lot recently. This was created by evolving paint presets in real time while running loop action. I tossed some symmetry effect on at the very end using interactive warp.
The approach i use is to load random presets into the paint patch memories, and then morph or mingle off of those in real time while loop action is running. I use the load random source image command link a lot as well.
I was running some gallery show tests last night and this image fell out. It reminds me of a wood block print. I was using the 'surprise me' setting for the gallery show run and didn't have history recording on, so how it was made is kind of a mystery. It even has a black painted border, which was a nice bit of added serendipity. The joy of random preset manipulation. Gallery Show is a really cool Studio Artist 4 feature that has so much hidden potential.
Friday, January 29, 2010
I was fooling around with rapid paint synthesizer preset evolution in Studio Artist 4 and stumbled upon this effect. I've been adding some new evolution options in the paint evolution help browser page as command links. It will now auto-load random sets of factory presets in to the paint patch memories and then morph or mingle evolve off of those presets at the touch of a command link. You can also randomly move through source images as well, which is a great new addition to this style of working.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
I tend to not go for the Texture Synthesizer to much these days, but recently i've been revisiting it for some movie and image processing effects. This example starts with the Studio Artist 4 Texture Synthesizer followed by some ip ops for cleanup and enhancement.
I've been trying out a variation of this effect for movie processing, so perhaps i'll post some examples of that at some point.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I added a new feature to Studio Artist 4 that allows for live symmetry effects while painting. This was really envisioned for interactive painting so you see the symmetry happening in real time as you paint. But it's interesting to turn it on for auto-painting. I'm using it in a really abstract way in this image.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
There's a really interesting paint synthesizer patching approach you can setup in the Brush Load control panel in Studio Artist 4 that generates self-similarity fractal patterns as the paint is applied to the canvas. Here's an abstract example of this kind of effect used with region fill as brush pen mode.
The image below is essentially the same paint preset but edited to pull a tube of paint in interactive pen mode rather than laying down large single brush nib regions using region fill as brush pen mode. It shows how even really simple editing changes can dramatically change the look and feel of a paint preset.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Playing around with some of the new Studio Artist 4 sketch effect features. This was generated with the Sketch Edge ip op and some judicious use of the Colorize ip op to pull some source color back into the original black and white sketch.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Another abstract image generated from experimenting with a dual paint preset in Studio Artist that generates fractal textures. Dual paint is a pretty amazing new operation mode in Studio Artist 4. There's so much unexplored potential lurking in there waiting to be found.
Friday, January 22, 2010
This is a still frame from a paint animation i generated recently as a part of a Studio Artist tutorial on how to build paint animation video processing effects. I love how this particular effect worked out, both for still images and as an animation technique. It also utilizes some of my recent experiments on reconstituting spatial features in a second abstract image.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I was playing around trying to put together a Dual Paint preset in Studio Artist 4 that allows for live symmetry sketching when this effect fell out. It's a pretty amazing paint preset to draw with. It very quickly generates all kind of fractal self similarity textures. I've been trying out some abstract animation effects with this preset as well, running the preset in loop action streaming live to an open movie stream.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I've been playing with some new approaches to reconstituting spatial features from a representational image into a second abstract image. This example shows off this kind of processing effect. It's a great way to take a totally abstract image modify it in interesting ways that make it suddenly more representational. It's also great for sharpening up abstract animations.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Photo mosaic created with a graffiti movie brush in the Studio Artist 4 paint synthesizer. I'm using one of the new DM dual mean path start generator options. The serendipity you get from the san francisco graffiti movie brushes is always amazing. The placement of the subliminal message in the eye was totally automatic, no manual intervention required.
Sunset in Kailua while walking to Bali for chicken curry. I used a Zodak zi8 camera to take a video pan in the parking lot, and then processed that source video footage in Studio Artist 4 with the temporal scan tracker to generate the static panorama image.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
This started with some video pan footage taken out the front window of a moving car on King Street in Honolulu during the holiday season when all the christmas lights are up. The source video footage was then processed with the Studio Artist temporal scan tracker to generate the final static image. I've got the controls setup to generate some visual stutter.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
This started with some video footage taken out the front window of a car while driving down Bishop street in Honolulu. The source video sequence was then processed with the Studio Artist 4 temporal scan tracker 2 to generate the time smear image.
Friday, January 15, 2010
The Young Brothers inter-island cargo yard on Maui. This is where you have to go when you move stuff inter-island via boat, which is basically the only way to move anything since air cargo is ridiculously expensive. You show your id to get in, get your paperwork, then drive out to the dock area, where some guy on a fork lift comes zipping over, grabs your paper work, then returns in a minute with your palette.
The image is a video pan in the cargo receiving area that was converted into a static panorama image using the Studio Artist temporal scan tracker.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Kapahula is one of the more interesting street in Honolulu because of all of the cool older stores and places to eat. This started with some video footage shot out the side window of the car while driving down Kapahula followed by processing in the Studio Artist temporal scan tracker to build the final static image. I then placed that in 2 layers and did some additional Studio Artist processing to generate the final image.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Another temporal image generated from a video pan taken while driving down Kapahula in Honolulu on the way to dim sum. The video sequence was processed with the temporal scan tracker in Studio Artist 4 to generate a static image. I then used that static image as a source with 2 canvas layers to build the final effect.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Smart seam pano generated from the source video pan footage taken in Paia while waiting for the traffic light. Using the new smart seam interpolation in the Studio Artist 4 temporal scan tracker 2 for the ripped photo look.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
This started with some video footage shot out the window of the car while driving through Paia. The static temporal image was generated by processing the source video footage with the Studio Artist 4 temporal scan track 2 using the new smart seam interpolation. The scan direction is reversed from the actual frame motion in the video, and i dialed in a really tight scan setting to bring some visual stutter into the static temporal image.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
More video footage taken at the Maui airport while waiting to board the plane. The source video was then processed with the Studio Artist 4 temporal scan tracker 2 using the smart seam interpolation to generate the final static image of the video motion.
Friday, January 8, 2010
This started with some video footage taken while driving on the H1 near the airport in Honolulu. The source video footage was processed with the Studio Artist temporal scan tracker 2 using a vertical scan direction to generate the static time shift image.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
This started with some video footage taken at the airport concourse on Maui. The camera is running capturing a static view of the people passing by. That video footage was then processed with the Studio Artist 4 temporal scan tracker 2 and a vertical scan direction to generate the static time shift view.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
The new hot dog and shave ice place. This started with a video pan taken out the front window of a moving car on Oneawa street in Kailua. The source video pan was then processed with the Studio Artist 4 temporal scan tracker to generate the final image. What i love about images like this is that your brain assembles the information presented into a perception of a physical space that doesn't really exist as you perceive it in the picture.
Monday, January 4, 2010
This started with some video footage shot out the front window of a car making a turn in Kailua. So you get about 120 degrees of the turn view in the final temporal image. The source video footage was processed using the Studio Artist 4 temporal scan tracker.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
This started with some video footage taken out the side car window looking out over Kailua beach. That was then processed with the Studio Artist 4 temporal scan tracker 2 to generate the static image. I've got the scan direction tracking the motion of the runner.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
More diner shots generated from video pans taken at Benihana in Waikiki. Our chef was actually from Laos. I used the liner interpolation in the original Studio Artist 4 temporal scan tracker since reducing the coverage is pretty essential to get good results for this kind of processing. I need to add a coverage control to scan tracker 2.