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I've been playing around with some extended size Evolution Editor workspace layouts.…Continue

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Started by John Dalton Synthetik Software. Last reply by liveart 12 hours ago.

Rotoscoping Questions 13 Replies

I'm looking for detailed tutorials on two subjects.What I'm trying to do is either auto or manual rotoscope film clips of dancers in front of a green screen. I'd like to then change the backgrounds to another movie, photo or painting.I know how to…Continue

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Started by Neal Fox. Last reply by Neal Fox Apr 9.

How do I make a preset with a reproducible output? 8 Replies

John,I'm continuing to experiment with applying Paint Synthesizer presets to video files.  Unlike the IOp's, most factory PSC presets produce a great deal of flicker and jitter when used to process video.  I reasoned that this flicker could be…Continue

Started by Michael OBannon. Last reply by Michael OBannon Apr 7.

Michael Wright in group exhibition at LACDA

M Ragsdale Wright Studiosmrwstudios@earthlink.netPress ReleaseApril 2014Michael Wright is exhibiting machine augmented images as part of theTEN YEAR ARTISTS RETROSPECTIVE at the Los…Continue

Started by Michael R Wright Apr 7.

Studio Artist News

Pixel Revolution

Studio Artist user Otto Laske is curating an invitational exhibition of Animation Based Photography and Digital Paintings. Pixel Revolution features several different internationally known artists who use Studio Artist to stretch the boundaries between animation and digital printmaking.

Pixel Revolution takes place at the Cultural Center at Rock Neck in Gloucester MA. The exhibition dates are May 15 through June 1, 2014. The opening reception is on Saturday May 17th, from 3 to 6 pm. Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday, 12-4 pm. More information on Rocky Neck Art Colony is available here.

RNAC and the Cape Ann Cinema will also present a special program of digitally created animations by four of the artists in this show. Pixel Revolution : Visual Music Animations, will take place at the Cape Ann Community Cinema in Gloucester on Sunday, May 25, at 4pm.  More information on Cape Ann Cinema is available here.

Studio Artist at West Edge Opera

There is a new article in the current issue of Stage Directions by Studio Artist user Lucas Krech on 'Creating Pop Art Animations for a Production'. Lucas discusses how he used Studio Artist to generate custom pop-art style animations for the West Edge Opera's 2013 production of L'Incoronatzione di Poppea. The production re-envisions the late Renaissance period opera in an alternate history 1962, where Nero and Poppea were conceived as JFK and Marilyn Monroe leaving their respective Jackie and Joe in the dust.

Lucas drew heavily from the work of Warhol and Lichtenstein for his visual research and inspiration for the production of the opera. He wanted the images of Poppea herself to be Warhol-esque silkscreens. By working with auto-rotoscoping in Studio Artist using custom paint action sequences that he designed, he was able to create a variety of stylized visual animations to be used in the performance. All within his limited budget for the show.

Lucas had this to say about the advantages of working with Studio Artist for creating visual effects for use in live performances.

"Building Paint Actions Sequences with different painting tools created different pop art looks for different scenes and characters, all of which was then auto-rotoscoped into several hours of animated video projections. Thus, someone with middling drawing skills was able to create custom animations in the style of 1962 pop art. The same could, of course, be done for Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Matisse or whatever your production requires. I did a dance piece a while back with animated Renaissance style oil paintings as projections for example. This is a far superior solution than a typical “comic book effect” or “oil panting filter” in traditional video editing software, as it can be uniquely tailored to the needs of your production."

Lucas discuses his workflow for creating the visual effects for the performance in depth in the article. You can read the article online here.


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John Dalton Synthetik Software commented on liveart's photo


"Interesting. Would you mind posting a PASeq that shows how to generate one of these?"
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liveart posted a photo


playing around with ideas on how to get rotogravure effects from SA and I got this.
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markartsf replied to Sean Bryden's discussion Temporal Ghost Effect Presets for Studio Artist 4.0 in the group Cool Preset Sharing Group
"Thanks, John. Truth is I have more work to do sorting out the key framing, but I have a renewed sense of importance to finally make more use of it."
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John Dalton Synthetik Software replied to Sean Bryden's discussion Temporal Ghost Effect Presets for Studio Artist 4.0 in the group Cool Preset Sharing Group
"You can edit a PASeq the way you suggest (using the context menu commands). Or you can play the action step, make the control panel editing changes, then option click the red keyframe cell at frame time 1 for that action step to record over the old…"
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markartsf replied to Sean Bryden's discussion Temporal Ghost Effect Presets for Studio Artist 4.0 in the group Cool Preset Sharing Group
"I'd like to use temporal image ops as part of animation sequences in some of my video work. Groundbreaking processing with really unique effects! I have a bunch of tips open and will keep looking but at the moment I'm hung up as to how to…"
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liveart commented on liveart's video


"thank you Mark"
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markartsf commented on liveart's video


"Outstanding! Bravo."
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