Monday, February 28, 2011

Terminal Station

The decaying train station to nowhere. More 'ruins porn' imagery from the work i've been doing trying to come up with some visual score ideas for one of Tom Dimuzio's upcoming cds. Based on stack filtering vectorizer processed sets of 'ruins porn' imagery.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Vector Frame Abstraction 3

I started adding a few new feature options to the vector framing MSG processor to create more 'yantra' specific shapes as a part of the border effects the 3C Frame CP processor can generate. Part of the more long term goal of creating artificial procedural mandala imagery via evolutionary design, something i've been discussing with Dennis Miller since i saw the amazing Hindu temple photos he took on his recent trip to India.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Vector Frame Abstraction 2

Another image from a set of MSG experiments stacking processors that generate vector 'framing' effects to build procedural abstract art imagery. I've got some compositing going on in this in addition to just straight overlay with centered rotation.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Vector Frame Abstraction

I've been generating some really interesting procedural art imagery just using the 3C Frame CP MSG processor. It was originally designed to apply a vector border effect to an image, end of story. But since it overlays on top of an incoming set of color image streams, you can stack several of them together, possibly with some kind of rotation processor also added into the overall processing chain, to make some really interesting abstract effects that are totally generative.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Egyptian Riot Symmetry 3

Another example of working with recent news footage from the Egyptian protests, in conjuction with a movie brush for generating the sub textures, and using translate warp effects to build symmetry in the final image.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Recursive Frame Abstraction

This is using a MSG processor that builds a frame effect. It stacks a few of them with recursive IO routing, creates a really interesting effect i've been exploiting in some animations recently.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Breaking Symmetry for Organic Effects

Here's a test from some tutorials i recently posted that had to do with different approaches to locally breaking symmetry in MSG imagery. So you get a kaleidoscopic symmetry effect, but it's more organic than absolute geometric reflection.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Dance Symmetry

Still frame capture from a video processing effect i'm working on that involves both temporal processing as well as a MSG symmetry effect.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Egyptian Riot Symmetry 2

Another symmetry experiment using imagery from the recent Egyptian cultural revolution. Generated using the pixel indexed movie background texture feature of the Studio Artist paint synthesizer. Along with some interactive warp processing for the symmetry effect.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Egyptian Riot Symmetry

Working with pixel indexed movie background textures and Egyptian riot imagery from the news (this should give you a sense of the FIFO buffer size for how i pre-post my daily art post, since they are all celebrating as i type this). Also worked with interactive warp processing to build the symmetry effect.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Egyptian Riot Meat Brush

Another atypical use of the pixel indexed movie background texture feature available in the Studio Artist 4 paint synthesizer. I'm using a movie brush made out of images of raw meat for this effect.

This one and yesterday's post have a very different feel than the typical Studio Artist movie brush photo mosaic imagery. Again, the movie frame size is fairly large in relation to the overall canvas size. And the number of frames in the actual movie brush is fairly small.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Kiss

I was working with a pixel indexed movie background texture in the paint synthesizer to generate this image. Really large movie frame size relative to the overall canvas and a relatively short number of frames, so it has a very different feel than the stacked pattern hatching effects this paint synthesizer feature was originally developed for.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Yantra Stack Filtering

More experiments with stack filtering of yantra imagery in Studio Artist 4 using temporal image processing effects.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Yantra Golden Spiral

Photo mosaic image generated from a yantra movie brush using a golden mean spiral sampling pattern to lay down the overlapping mosaic tiles.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Stairway to Nowhere

Another ruins porn experiment. Generated via stack filtering in Studio Artist 4. Trying to make this stuff work in animated sequences is proving to be a challenge. As still imagery it's quite effective however.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Control Room to the Apocalypse

More ruins porn imagery processed via stack filtering in Studio Artist 4. For those of you unfamiliar with the terminology, stack filtering involves processing a set of images encoded in a movie file using temporal image processing effects.

Friday, February 11, 2011


Sometimes i run through my sets of Studio Artist generated images and come across something that makes me say, 'how did i actually make that'. This is one of those. it seems to have something to do with a driftwood movie brush i used in a recent daily effects blog tutorial post. Maybe there's some stack filtering going on in there, i don't really know. Anyway, i thought it looked interesting, so here it is.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Egyptian Riot Yantra 2

Continuing the issues discussed in yesterday's post. Another photo mosaic image created using a yantra movie brush to render a egyptian riot photo as a photo mosaic image.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Egyptian Riot Yantra

Photo Mosaic image generated by processing some new imagery of recent Egyptian rioting with a yantra movie brush in the Studio Artist 4 paint synthesizer. I like the disparity of the large scale vs small scale imagery. Does the use of yantra imagery turn a photo of a riot into a spiritual contemplative image? Or would some people find this particular movie brush approach highly offensive (no offense intended, it's all about working with visual patterning in my world view)?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Yantra Stack Filtering Experiments

I've been trying some stack filtering experiments based on processing movie brushes generated from Yantra imagery. Here's one experiment with some additional MSG processing for the vector framing effect. Dennis Miller took some amazing photos in India of temple mandala imagery which got me interested in this particular project in the first place.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Vector Simplicity

A lot of my artwork is very chaotic (or messy as my wife would prefer to call it). Here's something simple for a change. Generated via MSG processors in Studio Artist 4.03.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Vectorized Turbulence Experiment

This is a still frame from an animation experiment. It starts off using MSG to generate a self-evolving turbulence field, which is then vectorized. That animation movie file is then run through temporal image processing effects in Studio Artist 4.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Paint Synthesizer Evolution

The image above was generated from a live editing session using the paint synthesizer evolution help commands to mingle 4 different paint presets live while streaming the result into an open movie stream. A tutorial on the whole process will post on my daily effects blog in a few days.

Friday, February 4, 2011


This fell out of some ruins porn stack filtering experiments, with a real loose definition of the ruins porn imagery concept that includes a bunch of urban industrial chaos photos in the movie brush as opposed to just derelict buildings. So maybe it should be in the urban chaos porn genre? Or the chinese future genre? Or maybe it's just a picture of our world as it is today.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Temple

The Temple of Ruins Porn that is. More experiments using stack filtering of ruins porn imagery for the 'Voice of Eye and Thomas Dimuzio' animation project i'm working on.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Drugs and Liquor

More experiments with ruins porn imagery. These are all experiments for some animations i'm working on for audio tracks associated with a new 'Voice of Eye and Thomas Dimuzio' album.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ruins Porn

I ran across the expression 'ruins porn' the other day, and thought it might actually be interesting imagery for an audio project i'm trying to build some animations for. Here's one example of a frame capture from some experiments in this genre. The processing is all about stack filtering.