Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Demolition Man

More automatic photo collage experiments in Studio Artist. Using path start regionization and region fill as pen brush mode to build the paint preset.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Inquisition Man

More tests of the new image folder brush source features in Studio Artist. I guess this style of image mapping should really be called photo collage as opposed to photo mosaic, although they are very closely related. The shape of the destination mapping for the sub images is the only real difference.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Photo Mosaic Test 3

Another test of the new image folder brush source feature for Studio Artist. Using Watershed Regionize DM path start generator. With Region Fill as Brush pen mode. That combo of paint synthesizer features allows you to build the feature based regionization and irregular shaped photo mosaic image buildup. I'm just working off of a random set of news images, and auto-colorizing them on the fly as they are painted.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Photo Mosaic Test 2

Another photo mosaic test using the new image folder brush source feature. Got the region fill as brush pen mode part of it working now. Using that along with a watershed regionize path start generator. We've also been beefing up the path start regionize feature options quite a bit.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Photo Mosaic Test

Test image generated while testing some of the new image folder brush source features.

Friday, February 24, 2012

New Image Brush Features

Started work on some new image brush features for the paint synthesizer. People want to use multiple images but maintain the aspect ratios, which is not the case if you use a movie brush. Need less to say, this is requiring a little code tweaking, since the paint synthesizer assumes a standard max size image with the rest of the brush cache and brush load buffers derived off of that fixed size. Currently a work in progress. Image above is just a stupid test using the new brush source mode.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Irregular Object Shape Photo Mosaic Test

Testing some new features for working with alpha matted photo mosaic generation in Studio Artist.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Chamfer Rendition

Thresholded Chamfer patterning halftoning generated with MSG processors.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hybrid Paint Stroke Test

Experiment that combines vector and raster paint treatments into a single organic looking paint stroke in the Studio Artist paint synthesizer.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Oil Paint Abstraction

Two different passes of an oil paint preset in Studio Artist. Cut down the brush size for the second pass and painted it in using source edge derived bezier paths.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Simple Vector Abstraction

Abstract procedural image generated using MSG processors in Studio artist.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Digital Fish

Procedural abstract fish, generated with MSG in Studio Artist.

Friday, February 17, 2012


This effect starts with a quantized grayscale step gradient. That is then colorized using Flat Color Regionize ip op in Studio Artist.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

TSP Space Filling Curve

More traveling salesman problem (TSP) optimization based graphics. This was generated using a MSG processor and the patterning is a space filling curve generated via TSP optimization.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Abstract procedural generative image created using MSG processors in Studio Artist.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Symmetry Dance

Another riot photo transformed with MSG and interactive warp processing.

Monday, February 13, 2012


Over-laid vectorizer processing of riot source image.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cave View

Abstract MSG procedural image. Generated using swap evolution in the Evolution Editor.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

MSG Abstraction

Saved this abstraction image while doing some MSG testing with the Inspire button in the Evolution Editor.

Friday, February 10, 2012

TSP Rendition

Adding a few new feature options to one of the MSG processors that is a traveling salesman problem solver.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Art History Joke

This painting is an art history joke.  I'll leave it to the viewer to figure it out.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Fan Blades

Procedural image test.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Folded Poincare Disc

Experiment with mutated hyperbolic geometry equations.

Monday, February 6, 2012

3D Fractal

Experimenting with a 3D fractal rendering technique.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Fractal Texture 2

Another fractal texturing test while in experimental mode. These are 3D textures, as opposed to 2D textures.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Fractal Texture

Trying out some new ideas for fractal texture generation. Currently in breadboard experimental mode.

Friday, February 3, 2012

MSG Symmetry

Symmetry abstraction generated with MSG processors in Studio Artist 4.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

MSG Abstraction

MSG abstraction effect from the new set of MSG presets being put together for Studio Artist 4.05.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Colorized Step Gradient

Variation of a PASeq preset i posted on the Studio Artist User Forum yesterday. The vertical step gradient is generated with a MSG preset. The colorization is generated with the Flat Region Colorize ip op effect.