Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hexagonal Photo Mosaic

Someone recently asked me if there was a way to generate hexagonal photo mosaic movie brush effects in Studio Artist. After thinking about it, i realized that it's actually pretty easy to do using a movie brush with a hexagonal mask as it's embedded alpha channel.

I used MSG to generate the hexagonal mask as well, so everything associated with the effect can be built within Studio Artist.


Anonymous said...

Hi John, it is Thor here, can you do a posterous tutorial on how you did all this with the msg alpha etc.? Thank you! Very cool

John Dalton said...

Here's a link to a tutorial on how to put together the movie brush to do this.

The MSG part is using a new MSG feature from the development code. So the MSG SimpleShape processor i used is not in the most recent release of Studio Artist. It's super simple to do it in MSG with this new feature.

I can post an image of a hexagon you could use as a mask if that would help.