Thought this series of sketches by Picasso was a good example of abstraction as a… Continue
Added by John Dalton Synthetik Software on December 18, 2011 at 10:00am —
Someone posted an image online that was an average of all of the Vogue magazine cover images for a year. So it's a simple example of the stack filtering ideas we've been discussing recently. This wasn't done using Studio Artist, but i thought people might find it interesting.…
Added by John Dalton Synthetik Software on December 20, 2010 at 11:44am —
Ran across this old promo cd for Studio Artist 1.5 as i was cleaning out my office today.
Added by John Dalton Synthetik Software on March 6, 2010 at 6:12pm —
Thought people might be interested in this so i'm passing the information along.
The second edition of Punto y Raya (Dot & Line), which has earned the title of "most abstract festival in the world", will take place from November 25th to 29th 2009 at ARTS SANTA MÒNICA (Barcelona), with no entry fee.
the trailer is here
The Opening Ceremony will take place on… Continue
Added by John Dalton Synthetik Software on November 7, 2009 at 7:40am —
The concept of spatial frequency has come up several times here on the Studio Artist user forum. And i know that many of you have difficulty conceptualizing spatial frequency. So i wanted to post this picture which i think gets across the concept in an easy to visualize way.
The bottom right corner image shows a series of vertical sine waves that increase in spatial frequency. So as you move from left to right in the image you are sweeping… Continue
Added by John Dalton Synthetik Software on May 6, 2009 at 11:43am —
This is a cool photo by Alan Sailer on Flickr
. I love the look of it. It got me thinking that maybe you could create artificial version of this sort of thing in Studio Artist using displacement warping effects. So you start with a photo of an object and then introduce a series of displacement mapping transformations to simulate blowing it… Continue
Added by John Dalton Synthetik Software on March 25, 2009 at 11:10am —
I've been noticing more and more art projects that seem to be about taking a real world information stream and visualizing it in some way as a means to generate an artistic abstract image. Here's an example of what i mean:
"Building a More Meaningul Existence" by Daniel Everett
Daniel writes..."For this project I used a graphics editor built into an early arcade game to convert spam emails I had received into a virtual landscape. By… Continue
Added by John Dalton Synthetik Software on March 11, 2009 at 2:21pm —
I recently picked up a copy of Richard Benson's new book 'The Printed Picture'. It's a rather through journey through the history of the various techniques and technologies used for printing throughout human history. Over the years of Studio Artist development i've tried to add features to allow for the simulation of many of the techniques described in the book.
For example, some of Paul's work or the techniques he uses in Studio Artist… Continue
Added by John Dalton Synthetik Software on March 5, 2009 at 1:16pm —
Those of you based in New York City of nearby might be interested in this free event taking place in March.
Friday, March 6, 6 — 8:30pm
School of Visual Arts
133/141 West 21 Street, Room 101C
Free and open to the public
The MFA Computer Art Department at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents Technocultures: The History of Digital Art–A Conversation, featuring influential historical practitioners and researchers on digital art. Department Chair Bruce Wands… Continue
Added by John Dalton Synthetik Software on February 21, 2009 at 12:50pm —
Axiotron announced the new Modbook Pro today. This is a new tablet mac based on the macbook pro. Good news, 15 inch wacom pen writable screen and 2.4 GHz apple pro motherboard with GeFoce 9600 GT graphics processing and touch sensitivity so you can use your finger as well as the pen (at the same time). Bad news, list price of $4999 (ouch). I think this would be a killer machine to run Studio Artist on if you can deal with the rather high entry price.
Added by John Dalton Synthetik Software on January 6, 2009 at 4:55pm —
Playing around with an idea for a new MSG processor and this fell out. It's amazing that a randomized math equation can dump out what looks like an abstracted apple to me. This new MSG processor seems to be very good at generating procedural images that often look like designed icons.
Added by John Dalton Synthetik Software on December 14, 2008 at 4:38pm —
The tag cloud discussion on the forum recently gave me some ideas. Not quite what i wanted, but a first shot at it.
Added by John Dalton Synthetik Software on December 10, 2008 at 6:40pm —
Those of you who follow my personal artwork explorations ( studioartist.tumblr.com
) know that i've grown very attached to using a Flip video camera to record video sequences that i then process using Studio Artist temporal ip ops, often to make static panorama images from the video pans or sequences. So i was very excited today when i read a… Continue
Added by John Dalton Synthetik Software on November 13, 2008 at 8:54am —
I saw some generative art work recently that was designed to show off the concept of the limits to growth. And I quickly realized that it would be pretty easy to create these kinds of pieces in the Studio Artist paint synthesizer. An example of what i mean is shown above. This was created using a 5 step PASeq. The first step sets the canvas to white. This is followed by 4 paint action steps. The first draws a single random line. The final 3 paint action steps draw circles with… Continue
Added by John Dalton Synthetik Software on October 10, 2008 at 2:00pm —
Wanted to pass on this link
to an interesting article that talks about science getting inspiration from art. The sidebar discussions will also be of particular interest to forum users since they talk about various painting styles and the neuroscience behind the particular paint effect.
Added by John Dalton Synthetik Software on October 1, 2008 at 11:03am —
Read an interesting article
today on new 'artistic' camouflage patterns that were created by actual vision studies with deer. So they try to analyze what deer see and create the camouflage patterning to be something that deer cannot see. Of course that might not be the same thing as what would be more invisible to the human visual system. The end result looks like some macro texture… Continue
Added by John Dalton Synthetik Software on September 23, 2008 at 2:49pm —
Sesd magazine has an interesting article
posted that talks about the neural correlates of beauty. Or at least some studies that have been done to try and quantify neuroaesthetics. The article is a nice non-technical introduction to some work going on in this area.
Added by John Dalton Synthetik Software on September 18, 2008 at 6:50pm —
Thought i'd point this article
out for people interested in creating abstract art. It's some new research that talks about how to use repeated asymmetric patterns to generate the illusion of movement in a static image. Artists such as Bridget Riley have created entire bodies of work
based on working with visual illusions in their art. Illusions like this can tell you a… Continue
Added by John Dalton Synthetik Software on August 13, 2008 at 6:59pm —
There was a study
published recently Nature Neuroscience that shows fear and disgust to be anti-faces. So from a normal neutral face position fear would be a lengthening of the facial features and disgust would be the opposite movement or a closing down of the openings in the eyes and nostrils. The article gets into evolutionary origins of this kind of behavior. But for the standpoint of artistic… Continue
Added by John Dalton Synthetik Software on August 8, 2008 at 10:30am —
I've been playing around with additional effect treatments for time-based panoramas created with temporal ip ops. Sometimes the temporal processing is a little too obvious or gimmicky and embedding it in the context of additional artistic effects is an interesting way to change your perception of the temporal processing effects.
For example, sometimes you get certain geometric effects in the image from the motion encapsulation of the temporal processing. But other… Continue
Added by John Dalton Synthetik Software on August 2, 2008 at 4:00pm —