Sunday, June 29, 2014
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Some people apparently have issues with what they perceive to be the karaoke aspect of repainting a source image. But this is an example of a completely generative process for generating a digital painting, where both the 'source' being painted as well as the 'paint technique' are both being derived generatively in real time during a gallery show cycle.
As i often do, i don't turn on any settings that erase the previous gallery show canvas, so you can get interesting build up effects that occur over the course of several different gallery show cycles.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
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Saturday, June 21, 2014
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Thursday, June 19, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Again, this was generated by gallery show mutating paint synthesizer presets automatically and then using them to build up randomized paintings. I was working with a source folder of about a thousand shutter stock images, so the source being painted is randomized every gallery show cycle as well.
And i also use the gallery show preference features to limit the number of paint strokes that are drawn by the paint synthesizer in each gallery show cycle. So they tend to pile up in the canvas over time, and this buildup effect leads to some interesting artistic results, which can be seen in this particular image for example.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
We close captioned one of our online training videos the other day. The automatic close caption voice to text converter kept making mention of our 'Pain Sequence' whenever referring to what we actually call a 'Paint Action Sequence', or PASeq for short.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
In homage to the horror of Ben Affleck playing Batman in the next Batman movie, which we all await with a combination of fascination and utter dread.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The title refers to the 2 coding sins i discovered today that i am now working overtime trying to clean up. Gods of coding, please forgive me for my transgressions, ha,ha. A poignant reminder of why i keep ridiculously meticulous notes on every single line of code changed in or added to Studio Artist. And a copy of every previous alpha build. Sometimes what seems like a simple fix of some obscure problem actually leads to a major problem elsewhere.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
So i thought it would be fun to take Structure Analysis to the beach for some R and R for today's post. Structure Analysis being the arcane terminology i use for some exciting new approaches we are developing for abstracting visual imagery in Studio Artist.
To me, perceptual abstraction is very tightly involved in what visual artistic expression is really all about. Structure Analysis is just one of the many new visual abstraction tools available in Studio Artist.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
I also had an interesting discussion today with an unnamed customer about what is Art. Art with a capital A i guess as opposed to a small a. I think we have very different definitions about what that word means. Maybe it's too loaded a term is one conclusion i came to.
I guess that somewhat heated interaction sucked up some of my valuable time, but i never consider interactions with my customers to be a waste of my time. It's actually a valuable use of my limited time. That's why i go out of my way to be unusually accessible to them.
I always thought of this as my daily art blog. But i wonder whether he would agree with that terminology? Or in fact be highly offended i dared to use the a word when referring to this blog. And i'm even using the small a, not the big A when i refer to my daily blog.
Maybe i should call it my daily Studio Artist generated visual imagery blog instead?
I hope we figuratively kissed and made up at the end of our discussion. But i don't think we're ever going to agree about what that dangerous a word means, let along that even more dangerous capital A word. Such is the strange world we live in. I do hope we can all learn to respect and appreciate each other during our short time spent together living in it.