Spatially Modulated Nonlinear MSG Filtering Effect

Today’s post shows off a spatially modulated nonlinear filtering effect I created by starting with the MSG preset we generated in yesterday’s post, and then working with Swap mutation in the Evolution Editor. This preset is built in a very similar way to yesterday’s organic kaleidoscopic effect, and will hopefully make you a little more…

Organic Complexity and Modulated Kaleidoscopic Effects

Organic patterns in nature are oftentimes balance symmetry making an symmetry breaking. The interaction of the 2 opposing symmetry making and breaking forces give organic patterns a visual complexity missing in artificial images that have pure mathematical symmetry. There are a number of different MSG processors that use internal modulation to make and break geometric…

MSG Symmetry Patterning Animation

The image above is a frame capture from a MSG based procedural animation. A single MSG preset was run in loop action mode to generate the animation output. I opened a movie stream before starting the loop action run of the MSG preset, so each cycle of the loop action processing was output as a…

Rutt Etra Style Effect Using a MSG Processor

Today’s post continues our examination of Rutt Etra style processing effects. As we mentioned yesterday, the Rutt Etra video synthesizer was an influential early analog video synthesizer built in the 70s. The Rutt Etra style is based on modulating video scan lines, so you can think of it as a kind of displacement mapping effect.…