Saturday, January 31, 2015

Vector Subdivision

Vectorizer shape technique preset processing a facial image. I like the way the abstraction of the facial features plays out in this one.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Jazz Celebration

Stack filtering experiment using a folder of various old jazz poster art images. Stack filtering is the terminology for using temporal image operation effects to process a 'stack' of different images. The temporal ip op effects assume the stack of images are sequential frames in a movie, and the temporal processing pulls out all kinds of interesting visual effects as a result of using a stack of random images for input as opposed to normal sequential video frames for the time based temporal processing effects

Thursday, January 29, 2015


Working off a the current search return gallery show technique. Using 2 different gallery paint preset directed mutation modifiers. So it's always mutating a randomly selected search return into a modified randomized dynamic brush presets for each gallery show cycle.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Lego Man

Is artistic representation a form of visual compression. Easy to say in this particular example, but i think you can extend that thought to more sophisticated work as well.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Old Friend Waiting

Hammering on endlessly running automated self mutating gallery show cycles to hunt down some 64 bit bugs. Grabbed this one as it flashed by during the testing cycles.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Puzzle Face

Screen grab of self mutating image operation testing via the associated gallery show technique. Some source palette mapping incorporated into this as well.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Turmoil and Trouble

Generative overlay process using mutated paint presets via repetitive gallery show cycles.  More 64 bit testing, since you can never to do much of it.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A Tree in the Forest

Figuratively speaking. Auto-randomized image operation gallery show technique screen grab.

Friday, January 23, 2015


More nightly 64 bit stress testing with auto-mutaing gallery show runs.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Geo Abstraction

Looks like a MSG procedural abstraction, but it's actually a combination of a paint preset followed by some geodesic interpolation image operation effects to expand the initial paint line patterning. So still a procedural abstraction effect, but generated via paint synth and ip op effects.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


More 64 bit testing of the paint synthesizer.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Or at least it looked that way. More 64 bit build stress testing working with gallery show runs. Combination of vectorizer outline technique and the paint synthesizer.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Stylized Screening

Example of using a space filling curve to generate a stylized black and white halftone screening effect.

Sunday, January 18, 2015


Interesting study in block and edge based segmentation. Auto-filled with palette mapped color derived off of the source image (using Flat region Colorize ip op effect).

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Summer Daze

Running a lot of gallery show processing cycles to stress test the new 64 bit build.

Friday, January 16, 2015


Who knew that you could use an image folder brush and a text brush at the same time. And i'm not talking about using the background texture for one of them. I guess it's nice to know that Studio Artist can surprise even me with new features that have been hiding awaiting to be found. This could be really useful with some of Bernard's custom  font shapes, like the splatter ones. You'd use the font for shape masking a set of images for masked photo mosaics or photo collage.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Pattern Brush

Playing around with a set of pattern images Paul sent me and using them as a brush in the paint synthesizer.  With image processing brush load to colorize the set of black and white patterns appropriately for local areas of the source image. More 64 bit testing.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Generative Facial Buildup Experiments

Used gallery show as a way to build a generative process that automatically draws a few paint strokes for a random face image, then moves to the next random face image, for about 100 cycles. So the painting is a generic averaging representation of all of the different facial images used during the generative cycles.

This is a variation on the same idea, but using tiling blocks based off of the current random source image. Of course this would be more interesting if i used an inverse warped source image folder, where all of the source images were warped to a standard pose. With inverse warped standard pose facial images you'd get a more coherent representation from all of the random blocks. Since i'm doing 64 bit testing, i'll probably try that soon to see if there are any issues associated with the new code.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


More fun with 64 bit MSG debugging. The MSG code code itself was not too bad, but the preset file import/export was another issue altogether. But things are moving forward. If you look closely you can see that there is recursive IO routing associated with this source processing MSG preset generated via directed evolution.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Resident Evil

Most notable for being generated with an experimental 64 bit build of Studio Artist. The development effort for this is killing me to put it mildly, but things are improving day by day. Generated while testing MSG preset file importing and the evolution editor inspire mutation. Another small step in a rather long and arduous process.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

DB Portrait 2

Another single action step dynamic brush facial portrait using a mutated raised appearance oil paint preset.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

DB Portrait

Facial portrait generated using some new dynamic brush features in the paint synthesizer. One action step.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Face Mashup 2

More stack filtering experiments using temporal image operation effects in Studio Artist.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Face Masher

More stack filtering experiments with a folder of facial images as the source material for the individual frames used for the temporal processing.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Trying some stack filtering experiments using new gallery show featuresto load random images into temporal ip op effects.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Testing a new temporal image operation effect.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Protected By

Photo collage image generated with a graffiti movie brush using region fill as brush pen mode and path start regionization in the paint synthesizer.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Vector Screening

Luminance modulated vector screening effect.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Voronoi Abstraction

Vectorizer abstraction effect based on voronoi partitioning.

Friday, January 2, 2015


Vectorizer rendition of the beginning of another year.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Stand Up

Another new year, another Bill Maher stand up show at the MACC. As envisioned by gallery show running auto randomized vectorizer presets.