Thursday, June 30, 2011

Vegetable Head

More experiments with adaptive sub-division tiling for auto generation of photo mosaics using movie brushes in the Studio Artist paint synthesizer.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Yantra Man

More experiments with packing layouts. I've been adding some new path start regionization features to the paint synthesizer, which are very useful for photo mosaic styles everyone seems to want to do. Working with a yantra movie brush here to automatically build the adaptive sub-nested tiled photo mosaic.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Close Packing Experiments

Everyone seems to like close packing imagery, so i've been adding some new MSG features to work with it. This very abstract source processing effect is running 3 different close packing vector textures into 3 different color channels.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Lemons into Lemonade

This started out with an annoying drawing bug. After some initial cursing i thought i'd try to turn the broken image into something interesting by turning the bug into a feature.  By working with a few symmetry warps, the drawing bug was transformed into the radiant lines emanating from the center of this abstract image.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pile o Paint

Abstract paint mess created while doing some paint synthesizer testing.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Simple Shape Symmetry

Simple shape symmetry abstraction generated with MSG processors in Studio Artist 4. I've been beefing up some of these features recently.

Friday, June 24, 2011

MSG Vector Overlays 2

Another MSG directed evolution experiment while working on some new MSG vector framing effects. A lot of the vector generating MSG processors can be configured to overlay on top of one another, to build up visual complexity.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

MSG Vector Overlays

Output from some MSG directed evolution experiments while working on new vector framing effects.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Modular Wave

Playing around with directed evolution of MSG presets in Studio Artist 4.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Golden Mean Shape Spiral Mutation

Trying some MSG evolution experiments taking golden mean spirals and then making them a little more 'out'.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Golden Mean Shape Spiral 3

Another vector shape golden mean spiral experiment.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Rolling Waves

Output from a DualMode Paint test. Working on beefing up some of the DualMode Paint features recently.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Adaptive Tiling Experiment 2

Another new experiment with adaptive tiling of vector regions.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Golden Mean Shape Spiral 2

Another golden mean vector shape spiral test.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Golden Mean Shape Spiral

Playing around with some new ideas for spiral patternings based on golden mean ratios and simple vector shapes.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Rutt Etra Extension Ideas

Trying out some new ideas that take the abstract notion of a Rutt Etra style video effect and then extending what you can do with it.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Adaptive Tiling Experiment

Trying some experiments with adaptive growth tiling.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Symmetry Head

Frame capture from a MSG based animation.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Block Head

Very abstracted face image rendered with a paint synthesizer movie brush.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Text Rendition 3

Trying out some new text brush features in the Studio Artist paint synthesizer.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Text Rendition 2

Some more elaborate experiments with Studio Artist text brushes to render source images.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Text Rendition

Combination of vectorizer and some vector text brush painting.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

DualMode Paint Fun

Playing around with DualMode Paint effects in Studio Artist 4.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Extending Video Scan Line Simulations

Trying out some new ideas to extend the notion of video scan line simulations with MSG processors. This is a frame capture from a processed video file.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Rutt Etra Simulation 2

Another test of some new MSG effects that can simulate the old Rutt Etra analog video synthesizer visual stylings. This effect procedurally modulates to create moving animation over time.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Rutt Etra Simulation

Working on some new ideas for simulating the old Rutt Etra video synthesizer. This procedurally animates in a cool way, so it's a single frame from the animation.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Masked Movie Brush

Playing around with a masked movie brush paint preset i used in a recent Studio Artist tutorial. There's only 4 images in the movie brush for the purpose of the tutorial.  You'd typically want to use a lot more to get a more diverse collection of mosaic images. The mask comes from an embedded alpha channel in the movie brush.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Simple Shape Swap Evolution 2

Another abstract image generated by directed swap evolution of MSG presets using the Evolution Editor in Studio Artist 4.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Simple Shape Swap Evolution

Working with Swap evolution in the MSG Evolution Editor. Started with a simple shape MSG preset, and then used directed evolution to come up with interesting mutated variants.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Paint Synthesizer Abstraction

Messing around with some old school Studio Artist paint synthesizer abstract paint presets.