Sunday, February 28, 2010

Vector Blocks

Abstract vectorizer output that i grabbed during an automated testing run of Studio Artist 4.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

24 Hour Coffins

This weird image popped out last night during some automated testing of Studio Artist 4.

Friday, February 26, 2010

New Vectorizer Coloring Options 2

More experiments with the new Studio Artist 4 vectorizer restricted palette coloring options.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Vectorizer Coloring Options

I added some new color options to the Studio Artist 4 vectorizer. This one is using a restricted color palette generated from the source image.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Vector Scribbler 2

More experiments with vector paint in the Studio Artist 4 paint synthesizer.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

PASeq Mutation 2

I've been working on improving the new mutate PASeq options in Studio Artist 4. You can mutate PASeq presets via the evolution help page and the appropriate active link command. Or you can use the new gallery show features that mutate the current preset category.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Gallery Show Evolution 3

More experiments with automated gallery show runs that mutate existing effect presets in Studio Artist 4.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Gallery Show Evolution 2

More experiments with the new gallery show features. I'm working on improving the paint synthesizer mutate features for the new mutate current preset category gallery show technique option.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

PASeq Mutation

I'm working on adding PASeq mutation options to Studio Artist 4. It needs some more work to fine tune it but the basic idea is up and running. It's actually pretty powerful as a way to evolve new effects based on mutating existing paint action sequences. I generated a whole folder of wild new effect presets in about 2 minutes of playing around with this new feature by mutating off of one existing PASeq preset. Here's one example that reminds me of some kind of litho print effect.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Gallery Show Evolution

I'm continuing to add some new features to the gallery show in Studio Artist 4. This popped out while working on improving the vectorizer mutation code.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tarmac Vision

This started with some video footage taken out the window of a plane while taxing for takeoff. I then did some processing in Studio Artist 4 to get the final image. The processing was based on a modified version of a movie brush preset Thorific sent me to test. Not my normal thing but i like the simplicity of the resulting image.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Vector Scribbler

Kind of a cool paint preset i stumbled upon while working with the paint synthesizer evolution and macro edit command pages in Studio Artist 4. I was randomly selecting sets of 4 factory presets and then mingle mutating them while running loop action to build the preset. I thought the drawing behavior was pretty cool, so i saved it and then made some variations that are smart about keying off of source texture characteristics to modify the painting behavior.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New Gallery Show Features

I've been working with the new mutate current factory preset category gallery show technique. In conjunction with additional custom favorites folders that were build to do water washes or other transition effects during the gallery show start cycle. So 2 different sets of Studio Artist presets are working together in an automatic generative art process. When something interesting pops up in the free-running art process i stop it and save the canvas, then let the gallery show continue. Here's one example of the kind of output i'm able to generate with this 'process' style of working.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Hookipa View 3

Not your usual Hookipa view photo. This was generated by using a vertical scan direction to encapsulate source video taken from the side window of a moving car while driving past Hookipa Park into a single static image that encapsulates the moving scenery in the video. As is often the case i'm using the Studio Artist 4 temporal scantracker to generate the image.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Hookipa View 2

Another panorama shot generated from a video pan taken out the front window of a moving car while driving west on the Hana Highway. The mountains in the distance are the west Maui mountains. This was taken while driving past Hookipa park on the Hana highway, which is a popular surfing and wind surfing spot on the north shore of Maui. You can see some kite surfers out there in the photo.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hookipa View

View of the ocean and west Maui while driving in towards Paia at Hookipa on the north shore of Maui. Lot's of surfers out on this particular day. As usual i'm processing a video pan taken out the window of a moving car in Studio Artist to get the static image.

Friday, February 12, 2010


The usual takeout from Ba-le. Probably what i will miss most from Kailua. I think the plan is to knock all of this down and put up a Target, which will suck. The wacky food court here is probably one of the more interesting parts of Kailua. The photo started with a 180 degree video pan, followed by conversion into a static panorama using Studio Artist 4's temporal scan tracker.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Don Ho's

Static panorama image generated from a video pan taken in front of Don Ho's bar in Aloha Tower Marketplace on Oahu.

Aloha Tower was particularly dead on the night when this was taken. It's a nice place to grab a bit to eat at sunset but it often seems like a ghost town unless a cruise ship or swarm of japanese tourists are passing through, which i guess is what keeps it going. Too bad, as the waterfront location is great.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Slice of Americana

America at it's finest. Generated with some Studio Artist 4 vectorizer processing from a video source frame taken in a big box store in Kahului.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Oahu Vog Landing

Landing on a vog day in Oahu. Once again, a very atypical landing pattern. Usually the planes come in from the west over Pearl Harbor. This approach came in over Sand Island. The photo started with video footage taken out the window of the landing airplane. That was then turned into a static image using the Studio Artist 4 temporal scan tracker.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Maui Takeoff

I generated this from some video footage shot out the window of the plane while taking off from Maui. The source video was processed with the Studio Artist 4 scan tracker. You can tell it's a vog day since we're taking off to the south.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Gallery Show Madness 3

Another great image that popped out during automated gallery show testing in StudioArtist 4.01.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Gallery Show Madness 2

More gallery show fun. Generated during a Studio Artist 4.01 automated testing run. Sometimes i think i should just keep a spare computer going 24 hours a day running gallery show and then sift through all of the images each morning.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Gallery Show Madness

Crazy image generated during automated gallery show testing for Studio Artist 4.01.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Loop Action Paint Evolution

More fun working with the Studio Artist 4 paint synthesizer evolution features to dynamically mutate paint presets on the fly while running them with loop action auto painting.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


More output from automated gallery show test runs. This was actually generated by a random vectorizer preset i believe. A very non typical vectorizer image, i hadn't really thought about using the vectorizer to create this kind of effect, but it does it quite nicely.

It's always great when i stumble upon effects in Studio Artist i was unaware of. The power of synergy is what makes things get really interesting when working with Studio Artist.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Melty Face

More output from gallery show testing in Studio Artist 4.01. I liked the melty quality of this particular image. This one is all paint synthesizer generated within the gallery show run.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Gallery Show Testing

Spent a lot of time running gallery show automated testing this weekend to finish up testing the latest Studio Artist 4.01 builds. Lot's of cool images fell out during all of the automated testing. This is one example.

If i happen to glance over while its running automated testing and i see something i like i just stop the gallery show and undo if necessary to get back to the image i liked, save it, then start up gallery show again. You can spool out all of the gallery show art images to a folder by using an image stream if you want to.