This post will continue yesterday’s MSG effect post by detailing how I started with yesterday’s MSG preset and then worked with directed evolution in the Evolution Editor to build a new MSG abstraction effect. Part of working with directed evolution involves what I call hand cleanup, checking the IO connections and doing minor hand…Details
There was some recent discussion on the Studio Artist User Forum suggesting adding gradient lighting effects to the Vectorizer in the future. I had suggested one approach to doing something like this today would be to use a MSG Gradient Lighting effect to post process Vectorizer output. I whipped this effect together quickly to…Details
You have the ability to customize the integrated help browser in Studio Artist 4. You can add your own custom help pages with hints, or personalized instructions. And you can also build custom help pages that can document and call up specific presets.
Two days ago we described how to build a stylized petroglyph effect that was drawn on synthesized brown paper. I thought it would be fun to run with the synthesized textured paper idea, and build a movie processing effect that rendered a source movie as a moving raised texture on a brown paper backing.…Details
One cool aspect of Studio Artist is that it bridges the gap between 2D graphics or photo manipulation programs and animation or video processing programs. Animation and movie processing features can be useful to you even if you are only interested in generating static 2D artwork. This post will explore the concept of using…Details