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.

2 comments:

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.
http://studioartist.posterous.com/hexagonal-photo-mosaic-grid-effect

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.