"I'd suggest opening a tech support ticket for this issue. Then in the ticket, tell us very explicitly what you are doing, so that we can try and reproduce what you are doing here. So what resets you are using, how you are moving between them,…"
"I'm also finding the 64bit version a bit buggy (it could be something I am doing or my setup).
I'm running SA under 10.13.6 on an iMac with 32GB of RAM, a 1TB HD, a Wacom tablet and so forth. I'll work along for a period of time and…"
"When we released V4 we auto-processed all of the old presets so that they would have the new iff sections that duplicated the old resource fork data in a V4 or greater preset's data fork. Since windows has no concept of a resource…"
"Thanks for the additional info and response. I think my problem seems to be related to the info in paragraph 6 - the resource fork issue. I believe several presets going back to a very early version of SA got a more current date at some point…"
"If you want to attach one or more of the presets you are having issues with here, i can take a look at them and comment further. Zip compress one or more of your old presets you are having issues with and attach them by using the upload files link…"
After bumping into the performance ceiling using the 32 bit version of SA with large canvases at higher resolutions I fired up the 64bit version. However some of my manual paint brushes have "disappeared" from the menus (favorites bar and presets window) in the 64bit version. These appear to be older versions created around '06, but not all of those created around that time are affected. They do not show up in the usual places though they still reside in the original folder structure that…See More
Nice to hear from you. Sorry it took so long to respond we spend a lot of time up at the lake in the summer. I never heard of Live Play but am always interested in new and old stuff. Love your abstracts.
Hand painted is nearly always better. One cool aspect of SA is that you can record the hand painted line as a bezier curve, then use the paint paths command to try different strokes. I posted an example of this using a drawing of an avocado a while back. link: http://studioartist.ning.com/forum/topics/bezier-curves-movie
well for something "simple" there is a lot of complexity there. I like how you have subtly shaded the colors, and the use of line is great. Not just the curve and placement of the line but the texture and width of the line too.
I do it in a similar way although, I do blend layers if I am not getting what I want otherwise ( or to see what I might be missing). I wind up saving lots of versions and then select the one(s) I like.
"Thank you for your helpfull answers. Your answers so close what I need - Especially closepack2.
I did some editing on it and get colser dot.
Is it possible touches dots each other and minimum whites between them without overlapping?"
"Like Craig said, there are a lot of different ways you could build something like this. Here's one simple paint synthesizer approach.
So i'm using smooth random path start generator, a path length of 1, vector sphere painting,…"
"I am sure there are quite a few factory presets available with SA that could start you on the way to making images like that.
I am attaching a Paint Synthesizer preset that might be a good starting point for experimenting: cd_dottoss01.zip