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Refreshed my website... lots of Studio Artist created work
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a painting robot
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Victor Ingrassia replied to Synthetik Software's discussion ProRes Lossless Codec
"Thanks! Tho I had already downloaded the Pro codecs on both machines... it apparently took copying the codecs to the folder you described to solve it. And, of course, I had to relaunch SA for them to appear."
Sep 17
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Victor Ingrassia replied to Matthew Walker's discussion Need help with chalk effect
"Hi Matthew. Let me know if you'd like to connect. victor@victrolux.com www.victrolux.com ~victor"
Sep 13
Victor Ingrassia posted a video

Bloom • WetRoughBrush01 [silent]

Two layer application of blended paint blobs with some focus on texture edge; blurring (not erasing) canvas.
Jul 20
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Pasta Nocina [BlkChat01]

Cooking with Geodesic Displace & Adaptive Filter & Pasta
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Victor Ingrassia posted a video

Bloom • Splaypaint 01

[silent] A mix of vectorizing, smart displace and smart blur.
May 14
Victor Ingrassia replied to KH's discussion Process with Paint Action Sequence
"Without seeing the specific paseq you have created it's hard to know. But be aware that when you record a paseq step, the state (on or off, checked or unchecked) of the "Mask" option at the top of the canvas tool bar is recorded into…"
May 13

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What version of Studio Artist do you own?
5
How do you use Studio Artist?
Animation mostly; some graphics; photography. Motifs from hyper-realistic to abstract. I use SA's rotoscoping/auto-drawing features and its "(all things) old (are new) school" manual, hand drawing capabilities. I use MSG Evolver on its own and in Studio Artist paint action sequences.
About Me:
Digital media with analog heart.

Doing digital monk's work; I labor (enjoyably) to create a swirl of film, video and enriched digital paint. My roots are in experimental film, hand rotoscoped animation, audio collage, stereoscopic & hand colored photography.

I've done work for narrative, documentary, music video, dance, theater, corporate and private projects, including the BBC mini series, "Gory Greek Gods". Screenings in Atlanta, Berkeley, Boulder, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Zagreb.

New areas of development include work for dance, theater and opera.
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At 6:05am on May 8, 2007, Chris Northcross said…
Are you going to post the video of the fish swimming? I'm hoping so. Out of all of your work that I've seen, that's my favorite. (And that's saying a lot as I really like your work)
At 1:08pm on May 8, 2007, Victor Ingrassia said…
Will do, Chris... I'll go compress a version for here. Thanks for liking what I lovingly refer to as my "Salmon Porn". Check back soon.

~vi
At 7:02am on May 14, 2007, Victor Ingrassia said…
Hi Chris, I finally was able to upload the fish clip. Was having technical problems getting the site to compress it. Happy fishing!

~vi
At 11:58am on June 14, 2007, Charis Tsevis said…
You are a great artist, Victor. I follow your work and experimentation for years. Very nice to meet you here.
At 6:29pm on June 14, 2007, Victor Ingrassia said…
Thank you Charis. Your work adds a great new dimension to this forum. I'm looking forward to seeing more! ~vi
At 5:14pm on August 12, 2007, Montgomery Zatt said…
Hello Victor,
I really admire you're work and was wondering if you could provide some insight into your World Trade Center video on your site. I imagine it was done with time particles but I can't quite get mine to behave the way I want to. I've read your responses in other forums of how your animations require very careful tweaking and maybe that's what I'm getting wrong but I would really appreciate a helpful hint.

Thanks
At 5:21am on August 14, 2007, Montgomery Zatt said…
Thank you Victor.

I wasn't letting my particles live long enough (only 10) and that fixed IO is a great idea (I always seem to forget about it).

I was using Path Angle: Lum, I actually reduced the source with image operations to provide black and white interestingly shaped paths I wanted the particles to follow.

I'll keep at it when I get a chance and thank you for your help.
At 5:36am on August 14, 2007, Victor Ingrassia said…
i'm gla di could help. but since I mistakenly posted my reponse on your comments page... i've reposted it here for others to see:

At 7:46am on August 13th, 2007, Victor Ingrassia said…
You are right about the "tweak" issues. Because with the time dependent nature of Time Particles you can have the same settings work on one video clip and fail on another. For instance with the WTC clip I have the particles following paths of luminance. So light areas in the source image steer the particles in one direction, dark areas in the other. This makes things very sensitive to the brightness and contrast of your source.

For your purposes, I'm guessing that most important settings contributing to the World Trade center piece are:

That the particles follow lines of luminance:
TP2>Path Angle: Lum

That the particles only live for a while:
TP1> Fixed Time=60 (I'm guessing here... I don't have the original paseq anymore)

And that I do not erase the canvas, but fade the canvas to black to increase continuity:
Image Operation> Fixed Color >Black >Mix:(approx)15%
This causes the particles which have been painted on the canvas to fade to black over time... in effect a 15% black eraser which slowly removes what's old on the canvas. This is a classic approach; leaving trails, creating some continuity from frame to frame and adding to an overall sense of smoothness.

Other than that, play with the number of paths, the size of the brush, the spacing of the particles... and do your development and tests on the very clip you intend to use...because too many things change from video to video. Keep "exporting as" all your test paseq's so you have all your incarnations in case you need em. And when you have something you like, use that paseq as your starting point to tweak for other source video. There's a good chance you'll go through 10-20 different versions before you find the one that works just right for you.

hope this helps,
victor
At 11:47am on December 24, 2007, M A X said…
i like the dogs!
At 1:12pm on January 1, 2008, Dee Flouton said…
It's those happy accidents that are frustrating and leave one with wishing they could be duplicated, but often cannot be! Nice stuff!

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