Sunday, May 22, 2011

MSG Space Filling Curve Collage

Abstract image generated with some MSG processors that generate space filling curves. The process to get to this image involved working with Swamp evolution in the Studio Artist 4 Evolution Editor.

MSG is a modular image processing architecture. Swap evolution consists of generated mutated variants of MSG presets where individual processors are randomly mutated by swapping in different processors. It's all generated automatically at the touch of a button. The evolution is user directed, since the user picks the best mutation from a mutated set of preset variants, and then evolves a new generation based off of the selected mutation. So the user is always in the loop. Directed evolution is a great way to create all kinds of interesting effects and abstract imagery that would be difficult or impossible to create by manual hand editing.

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