Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Modulated Step Gradient

Threw together a PASeq preset for the user forum that displacement modulates a vertical step gradient. This is a variation on that effect, where the individual flat gray gradient step strips were colorized.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Dynamic Regionization 4

Another image grabbed during testing of the new gallery show dynamic regionization feature options. The image falls out of a single auto-paint pass. i was mutating variations off of a single paint preset for this test.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Gallery Show Regionization Testing

Grabbed this during some gallery show testing. You can now mutate different path start regionization presets on the fly during the gallery show cycles.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Dynamic Regionization 3

Another image generated while testing the new Gallery Show dynamic regionization randomization features.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Dynamic Regionization 2

Another test image generated while working on some of the new dynamic paint regionization options in Gallery Show. What's cool about dynamic regionization is that you don't need to use multiple passes with different brush sizes to pull together a final painting. It's all just from a single AutoPaint step. Gallery Show is automatically mutating new paint presets in the style working off of random source images.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Chaotic Attractor Blocks

Chaotic attractors built using a MSG preset.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dynamic Regionization in Gallery Show

More tests of the new Dynamic Regionization paint synthesizer features added to Gallery Show in Studio Artist.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Gallery Show Process

One of the ways i like to work with Studio Artist's gallery show features, is to allow paint to build up on a canvas over several gallery show cycles, using different random source images for each cycle.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Dynamic Regionization

Tweaking the new dynamic regionization gallery show options.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Regionized Paint Abstraction

More output from testing of a new gallery show feature that mutates path start regionization paint presets.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Gallery Show Regionization

Tweaking a new gallery show option that specifically mutates new path start regionization paint presets.

Friday, January 20, 2012

MSG Screen Print Effect

Mutated MSG preset that emulates a screen print effect.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Procedural image generated by directed evolution of MSG processors in Studio Artist 4.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gallery Show Paint Mutation

Grabbed this while running some gallery show paint preset mutation experiments. Working off of a folder of surface texture simulation presets.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Surface Texturing Test

Random mutated version of a surface texture paint preset. Has a kind of color pastel feel to it.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Code Bug

Bug in some code that i thought looks pretty cool. So perhaps the bug should be a feature?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ip Op Abstraction

Trying out some new vector output options for ip ops in Studio Artist.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Shadow Rendition

Another gallery show test image from an automated test of some new image operation features.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Gallery Show Ip Op Test2

Another gallery show test of some new Studio Artist image operation effect features.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Gallery Show Ip Op Test

Working on some new vector output features for various image operation effects. Gallery Show is great to do random parameter testing on modified ip op effects to make sure there aren't any hidden problems. This was grabbed during one of these gallery show current ip op mutation tests.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

PanoArt Mutation

Mutated versions of paint presets working together to build the look of the final canvas, based on paint presets shared on the Studio Artist user forum by PanoArt.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Rank Edge Abstractions

Adding some new features to the Rank Edge ip op in Studio Artist for additional abstraction capability.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Rectangular Abstraction Style

My attempt at trying to cop the look of a Closon  abstraction style, in reply to a recent discussion on the eStudio Artist user forum.  The Rank Edge image operation effect is the key to the look of this (nested rectangular framing).

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Tightening Up Paint Stroke Positioning

Working with some new features in the Studio Artist paint synthesizer that can be used to tighten up an auto-painted source image rendition. For those cases where you do want that kind of effect, it's nice to have some new controls you can use to help dial in tightness.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Oil Paint Feature Refinements

Working on a lot of new paint synthesizer features to improve the positional accuracy of intelligent auto-painted paint strokes. Some user requests for improved oil paint features that very accurately reproduce source details is what originally pushed me in this recent development direction. Lot's of cool new stuff is being added to the paint synthesizer for the next Studio Artist release.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Yet Another Oil Paint Test

More tests of the new Studio Artist oil paint features. I was searching for some real high brow source material for these tests, ha, ha. You can build these presets using either multi-pen mode, or some new background texture options that simulate spread out bristles. And they are all using the new improved path divergence features. Which used to live in the Path End control panel, but i moved them to Path Angle since that's where they really belong conceptually.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Oil Paint Test 3

Another oil paint test, working with the new path divergences features in the paint synthesizer.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Oil Paint Test2

Some more experiments with the new path divergence controls in Studio Artist's paint synthesizer.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Oil Paint Test

Trying out some oil paint simulation experiments using the new path divergence features in the paint synthesizer.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Gallery Show Mutation

Grabbed this during a gallery show test run. It's based on mutating factory presets in sequence along with the 'surprise me' auto-masking feature.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

PanoArt Shared Preset

Generated this with a shared preset from the Studio Artist User Forum preset sharing group. Based on a series of Stroke Mosaic effects stored as paint action steps in a PASeq.