Thanks so much for this and everything you've done for the SA community. I've been away from SA and the DMN forums for a bit and this is a great reason to meet some new folks and become re-acquainted with others.
i noticed you talking to frank N saying.....
"I tend to focus on coming up with ways to abstract 2D form and watching this makes me think that having some effects that abstract motion itself might be useful for things like dance applications."
I had been thinking how interesting it would be to have "look-ahead/behind" based filters, auto-region selection & vector grabbing. It would be similar to the technique used in video compression - calculating and filtering differences in the pixel state for every frame - and then comparing it to preceding and following frames. I'm sure you can imagine one million ways to have fun with this. Then your modular synth would have an envelope follower/multi-band delay! (or something..)
Thanks, John... That's part of the overall plan. My goal is to complete 200 images (I am halfway there now) and then edit them down for a gallery show. And then a book. I may even have enough imagery to complete 300 images with Studio Artist. I have been looking into self publishing using print on demand. The publishers give very little in return. Hopefully after the show and book I will have the courage to learn and create an animated film using SA and the imagery. I have been reading up on the history of Coney Island and it's a great mirror reflecting just how far down our world has sunken creatively and in other ways. I have never been so commited to anything before. Working with SA is such a pleasure and a great source of creative freedom. I keep trying new things and am slowly getting the feel for a small part of the software. Lately using the bezier curves to create masks has been the new toy I have been playing with. At first I hated it compared to illustrator. Now I feel it is more fluid and a fun challenge.
Hi! My hard drive crashed, but I hesitate putting SA on my new HD because version 3.5 is ppc, not universal binary. Should I wait for version 4.0 and is 4.0 going to be Universal binary? Or is there a patch for 3.5 to make it intelmac friendly? I really want to make the best use out of the intel mac horsepower. Thanks! - Jim C.
sorry to be a bother, but ihave the download 4.0 with the ping logo, but don't have the other components to attach it to. i think i pulled them when they weren't working or expired. is there something i can do to remedy the situation? thankyou, john
hi big fan here, i'm very interested in buying studio artist 4, i play in a friend house with it and i love it. i'm just a litle worry about the learning curve i will use it for mosiac work and i need to lear how to use the brushes and the movie feature is there any book for that?
Got your email now. I have issues with my other email which may be linked to the issue of accessing some sites including synthetik. I will get my techi on it Monday then I can make the purchase but thanks for your help
how can I do to have an advice for mosaico technique?
I mean, I've do a mosaic but I'm not satisfied of my brush paint technique. I don't like that my photo tiles change apoearance to create the photo subject, but they would mantein original aspect. I mean creating the subject with the original photo tile colors without change them. Maybe I wrong something in the brush options?
May you help me?
"To be honest, there is probably more buried treasure inside of Studio Artist waiting to be discovered then even we here at Synthetik know about.
Just a reminder, you can change the preference settings for the MSG Preview and Evolution Editor…"
"I can look into it. We access single characters and render them into the brush buffer. So it might be we would need something additional to process ligatures, assuming the api calls are accessible to us. I dived into our framework's font…"
"WOW! Thanks John, this is probably as near as I will ever come to the feeling of suddenly discovering an enormous hoard of buried treasure. There are over 1000 new V5 MSG presets here to check out.
Perhaps the MSG system gets less…"