The real power of Studio Artist is that it’s an extremely user configurable environment for building custom visual effects. In today’s post, we’ll take a look at using the paint synthesizer to build smart halftone screens, which can then be used in a PASeq to build custom halftone screening effects.
The paint synthesizer has always had a number of smart paint dropout options that can be turned on to add visual intelligence to building up sketch effects. Some of these old options depended on starting with a white or black canvas. Studio Artist includes some smart sketch options based on the Blanking Buffer, which allows…Details
The image above is a frame capture from an abstract procedural animation generated by a MSG preset. The movement in the animation is built from a combination of attaching temporal generators to some MSG editable parameters along with the use of keyframe animation to interpolate between 2 different color palettes over the course of the…Details
The following images shows off a few MSG source processing effects generated from scratch, using nothing more than a press of the Inspire command button in the Evolution Editor. Inspire evolution works off of the set of factory MSG presets, using them as a basis for building new mutated effect variations. Inspire evolution is a…Details
Yesterday we showed how to use the 3C Abstract12 CP MSG processor to build pseudo plant-like abstract procedural imagery. Today we will show how to use MSG Meta-Edit help commands and directed evolution to take yesterday’s simple effect and build something more visually complex.