Today’s post will discuss how to build a movie brush that incorporates an embedded alpha channel to create a photo mosaic effect based on a hexagonal grid. The trick is to build your movie brush to include a hexagonal embedded alpha channel mask. And to then use that embedded alpha channel movie brush in the paint synthesizer with a Hexagonal Grid Scan path start Generator.
Studio Artist’s paint synthesizer is extremely versatile as far as configuring custom visual effects. I was recently asked if there was a way to build photo mosaic effects within Studio Artist that would tile using a hexagonal patterning. After a little thought I realized that this could easily be done by using a movie brush with an embedded alpha channel mask. The embedded alpha channel mask needs to be in the shape of a hexagon.