MSG Rough Sketch

This post details how a simple black and white rough sketch effect was created using MSG. MSG stands for modular synthesized graphics and is Studio Artist’s modular image processing architecture. MSG presets are created by combining together different individual processors that work together to build up an overall effect.

MSG Help Commands

The MSG Help Commands are a series of MSG editing commands available via user commands in the built in Help browser. Working with the MSG Editing Commands allows you to access the complete set of MSG evolution editing functionality, some of which is not directly accessible when just working with the MSG Advanced Editor. Studio Artist…

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Directed Evolution of MSG Presets

The Studio Artist MSG Evolution Editor (shown below) is a cool way to generate abstract art and wild image processing effects. MSG stands for modular synthesized graphics and is Studio Artist’s modular image processing architecture. You can manually fine tune and edit MSG presets using the MSG Advanced Editor, but getting the most out of the…

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Using MSG to Build a Warping Attractor

The previous post showed how to use the PushPull interactive warp operation to add a warping pull-in attractor to a generative paint animation. MSG presets are another approach you can take to create warp effects that pull in (attractors) or pull out (repulsers). This post will discuss how to build a simple MSG preset that…

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Adding a Pull-In Attractor to a Time Particle Paint Animation

The following two images are frame captures from 2 different generative paint animation. The paint animations are based on the same paint action sequence (PASeq) that combines some image operations, interactive warps, and auto painting time particles to build a wispy abstract paint animation. The first animation frame capture is using an interactive warp PushPull…

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