Friday, September 30, 2011

Irregular Cell Photo Mosaic

Another photo mosaic experiment with a 16,000 frame movie brush of news photos. I'm using an irregular cell generating path start regionization option to build the adaptive irregular cell positioning for the movie brush mosaic layout.  All of these recent posts are using region fill as brush pen mode.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Large Frame Index Photo Mosaic

Another Studio Artist photo mosaic experiment with a large frame index movie brush. I'm using a graffiti movie brush, and using image processing brush load to re-colorize the individual movie frames on the fly as they are positioned.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Graffiti Faces

Trying out a photo mosaic approach that looks more like collage as opposed to tiled blocks. Also using random frame indexing for the movie brush, so the individual frames are colorized using image processing brush load functionality ion the Studio Artist paint synthesizer.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Perceptual Ambiguity

You need to stare at this one for a while to figure it out.

Monday, September 26, 2011

16,000 Frame Movie Brush

Another experiment with a 16,000 frame movie brush to build an adaptive photo mosaic in Studio Artist 4. Again, the trick is to use DiskLoad rather than PreLoad for the movie brush.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Large Frame Size Movie Brushes

I've been running some experiments recently with large frame size movie brushes for use in generated photo mosaics with Studio Artist 4. By large i mean over 10,000 frames.

I was told that you could not do it with problems, but that is incorrect. It works fine, you just need to make sure you use Disk Load rather than PreLoad for the MB Load Status control in the Brush Source control panel of the paint synthesizer. If you use PreLoad you are going to run out of memory. But that's not an issue for DiskLoad, and is the whole reason why that option is there.

You want to make sure you switch to DiskLoad before loading in the large frame count movie brush.

This was supposed to be a graffiti movie brush, but a photo of my wife's relatives snuck in there somehow and is very prominent in the dark hair regions, kind of funny.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Layer Composite Experiment

I usually don't use layer difference compositing, but it worked out well for this experiment with 2 hand painted layers. After flattening i added some additional edge feature painting.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Dynamic Movie Brush Regionization

Experimenting with dynamic brush size modulation in a movie brush based path start regionization paint preset. Using a graffiti movie brush. The new dynamic sizing code for the path start regionization needed some tweaks for image or movie brushes.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Stretch Brush Regionization

Playing around with the new Stretch2 brush type features in a path start regionization paint synth preset. using a colorized movie brush.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Experimenting with new adaptive brush sizing path start regionization features.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Texas TroubleMaker

Stretch2 movie brush abstract photo mosaic effect. Using graffiti images from melbourne for the movie brush.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Graffiti Removal Hotline

Graffiti images from Melbourne used in a Studio Artist movie brush along with the Stretch2 brush type.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


Another Stretch2 brush type experiment working with a graffiti movie brush in Studio Artist 4.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Experiment with a Stretch2 brush type in the Studio Artist 4 paint synthesizer, using a graffiti movie brush and a spiral path shape.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Ak47 Man

Another Stretch2 brush type paint synthesizer experiment using variable sized Ak47 images for the stretch brush.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ak47 Brush Abstraction

More experiments with an Ak47 machine gun image used with the Studio Artist paint synthesizer's Stretch2 brush type.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ak47 Brush2

More experiments with new features for the Studio Artist Stretch2 brush type. Working with an image of an Ak47 as the stretch image. The stretch brush features allow you to do things like the old Expression paint program.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

AK47 Brush

Testing some new features for the Stretch2 brush type in Studio Artist. I'm working with an image of an AK47 machine gun as the image brush.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Minimal Sketch

Minimal sketch effect generated while playing around with some new perceptual 'interest point' features in the paint synthesizer.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

MultiPen Chalk

Working on some new multi-pen features for the Studio Artist paint synthesizer. This was generated from a chalk simulation paint preset hat uses some of the new multi-pen features.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Stretch Brush Texture

Texture field generated during some testing of new stretch brush features. If you look closely you can see the 2 faces used as the source image.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Stretch Brush

Working on some new stretch brush features for Studio Artist 4.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Single Pass AutoPaint

Trying out some new Studio Artist auto-paint features.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Crowd Surfing

Video sequence taken out front window of car sitting at intersection in Waikiki. The moving pedestrian movie frames where then processed with the Studio Artist temporal scan tracker using a vertical scan direction.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cuban Dance 2

Video sequence of dancing child in cuban restaurant in Waikiki taken with a static camera view. Processed with Studio Artist temporal scan tracker using vertical scan direction. The processed with Vectorizer.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Truchet Head

Truchet patterning overlay. Created with multiple vectorizer passes and max compositing.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Truchet Flower Overlay

Truchet patterning overlay abstraction of a flower built in Studio Artist 4.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Smear Paint People

Still more experiments with single pass adaptive painting.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Smear Paint Portrait

Mote experiments with the new adaptive auto-painting features in the Studio Artist paint synthesizer.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Waikiki Driveby 2

This started with a video sequence taken out the front window of a car waiting at a traffic light in Waikiki at night. The video sequence was then processed with the Studio Artist temporal scan tracker using a vertical scan direction to encapsulate the horizontal movement of the moving people and cars.