Monday, January 31, 2011

Southbank Bridge

360 degree video pan taken on a bridge in Southbank in Melbourne processed into a static image using the temporal scan tracker with more traditional slit scan settings.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sydney Harbor Panorama Shot

Classic view of Sydney Harbor. Generated from processed video footage run through the temporal scan tracker to build the panorama static image.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Airport Stroll Time Axis Rotation

Processed video footage of a stroll through the airport terminal. The video sequence was time axis rotated in Studio Artist 4 and turned into the static image you see here.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Beach Rocks StackFilter

I made a set of driftwood and beach rock movie brushes recently for some Studio Artist tutorials. This image was generated by stack filtering using the beach rock movie brush as the source movie for the temporal image processing used to create the stack filtering effect. I think the rock movie brush works better for textural image generation, while the driftwood movie makes for more interesting visual content in the stackfiltering output.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Driftwood StackFilter

Stackfilter image generated from a movie brush composed of driftwood images. Generated by processing the driftwood movie using temporal image processing in Studio Artist 4.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Paia Afternoon Driveby

Another processed video frame capture during an afternoon drive through Paia.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hookipa Overlook

Processed video frame capture taken while walking along the overlook at Hookipa.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Graffiti Dance

I was working on some new tutorials for working with movie brushes in Studio Artist's paint synthesizer, and this is a test image i didn't use for the tutorial, but kind of liked so i'm posting it here. It's generated with a grid scan with single movie frame nibs ( as opposed to path start regionization) , but with a long path length rather than a path length of 1 for a single paint nib per grid position, so it's very different than the other examples in the 3.5 Graffiti Brush paint category it's derived from. The power of some simple parameter editing in Studio Artist.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Time Bend Approach

Trying something a little different here. It's all based on some video footage including a pan associated with driving into Paia. But it mixes two different time slices into the same panorama, which actually seems to work pretty well as a new approach to this effect.

Like most new ideas, it started out as a mistake, but then when i realized what was going on i liked it better than the correct approach to building the image.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Park Here

Parking is actually kind of hard to do in Paia these days. More observations of local flora and fauna taken from a video frame capture out the window of a moving car and then subsequently processed in Studio Artist 4.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Block Abstraction Variations 2

There's been some discussion about building color fringing effects associated with regions on the Studio Artist User Forum recently, so this was one of my attempts at coming up with something by working with an adaptive Block Abstraction effect.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Block Abstraction Variations

Trying out some different processing approaches to get new life out of adaptive Block Abstraction effects.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Black Swan

Reworking a promo shot from the movie Black Swan. There's been a lot of discussion on the Studio Artist forum recently about building new approaches to abstracting shapes in photos to make them more 'composed' and 'stylized' (as opposed to the more normal paint the physical photo approach). It's trying to get more into understanding abstraction processes that traditional painters who actually hand paint everything work through when developing their work. Not that this piece really achieves that, but it's from one experiment.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Baldwin Beach Shot

Too much time in the sun can start to affect your vision. Playing with a Smart Seam slit scan using a fixed scan aperture. Generated from some video footage taken at Baldwin Beach.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Paia Beach Time Smear

Most tourists driving through Paia are actually unaware that a really nice beach lies behind the charming town facade. This is a 180 frame time smear shot taken by processing fixed video footage through the Studio Artist Temporal Difference Matte.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

5% Off

180 degree panorama taken at Haiku Cannery based on processing a fixed position video pan with the Studio Artist 4 Temporal Scan Tracker.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Scenic Beach Photo

Just a typical beach scene here in Paradise. On any given day here you will see these frolicking sea creatures and happy island natives waving hello to you before they dive in for an afternoon surf.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sketchy Thoughts

Studio Artist user LiveArt was kind enough to post some custom paint presets that are of a sketchy nature recently on the Studio Artist User Forum preset sharing group. This is one example i generated while playing around with these new hand drawing paint synthesizer presets. You need Studio Artist 4.03 to work with them.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Space Filling Curve Abstractions

I recently posted some cool MSG presets on the Studio Artist User Forum preset sharing group that show off some approaches to building halftoning effects out of space filling curves (like the Hilbert curve and other such mathematical variations for those of you technically inclined). One example shown above.

You need a copy of Studio Artist 4 to use these new abstraction presets. And by using the Evolution Editor you can build a hundred thousand unique variations if you are so inclined.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Particle Pen Madness

Ah, the joys of particle pen mode and the Studio Artist paint synthesizer AntiAlias Solid brush type, as explained in detail in this recent daily effects blog post.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dog Eyed View

I'm always curious what the classic Hawaiian dog in the back of the truck experiences. I think this image is a good approximation.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Solar Shack

Video footage (static shot with no pan) processed with Studio Artist 4 temporal scan tracker to smear time into a single image.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Which Way

Abstract MSG procedural image generated with some of the new Studio Artist 4.03 processors that are vector based. Generated via directed evolution in the evolution editor window.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Wave Movement

Interesting new approach to working with a MSG vector effect. Warp modulation of a Truchet patterning MSG preset.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Pole Vault 3

More Studio Artist 4 processed pole vault video footage. I'm using the temporal difference matte for this particular effect.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Pole Vault 2

Another pole vault video sequence processed in Studio Artist 4.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Pole Vault

Pole vault video sequence processed by the Studio Artist temporal scan tracker.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Magic Spiro Symmetry

Working with the 'magical' magic spiro paint presets that are part of the new studio artist 4.03 paint preset collection available for download here. I've been doing a series of posts recently on the daily effects blog about using these to make dualmode paint animations. This is one example from an animation experiment i was working on recently.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Paia DriveBy 2

Another video frame capture taken out the side window of a moving car while traveling through Paia. With some additional Studio Artist 4 processing.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Vietnamese Food

This place in Paia has great vegetarian vietnamese food. What's really amazing about it is that you are fully convinced you are eating shrimp or beef dishes, when in fact it's all some kind of magic tofu creation.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Tron 2

Another MSG processing effect in the spirit of the Tron reissue.