Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
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
Thursday, February 18, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
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
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
Saturday, February 6, 2010
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
Thursday, February 4, 2010
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
Monday, February 1, 2010
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.