Today’s post continues our exploration (see last 2 posts) of Rutt Etra video synthesizer style effects. Today we’ll modify a factory paint preset and then use it in a DualMode Paint preset to create a very abstract Rutt Etra like paint effect. The paint preset is combined together with the Smart Blur image operation effect in DualMode Paint operation mode to create a soft dissipating paint effect based on image luminance displacement mapped painted scan lines.
This preset was designed to paint on top of a white background canvas to build up a black and white sketch image. Here is the preset RuttEtraEsk1.dualMode The automatic paint stroke path generation is designed to emulate the kind of scan line displacement mapping seen in a Rutt Etra video synthesizer output. Rather than doing an actual grid scan to generate the paint stroke lines, it cheats and uses a Sloppy Rectangle option for the Style Effect parameter in the Path Shape control panel.
The path displacement mapping is generated by the settings in the Path Randomization control panel. It uses Source Image Luminance to add a fixed displacement mapping to the generated sloppy rectangle paths.
The original paint preset used a Path End control panel setting of the Visual Error parameter designed to work with a white canvas starting point (WhiteCanvas Lum Error). I switched the Visual Error parameter to use the BlackCanvas Lum Error option since I wanted to paint on top of a black canvas.
I also wanted to paint with colored paint strokes rather than black ones, so I went to the Paint Color Source control panel and changed the Color Mode parameter from Black Only to Color.
I also wanted to have a tighter rendition for my painted color scan lines, so I went to the Vector Output control panel and switched the Main Render Option parameter from Raster to Vector (solid color).
I then switched to DualMode Paint operation mode. I used the IpOp option for the Dual Op parameter, which uses an image operation effect as the interleaved dual mode live image processing effect. I used the Smart Blur ip op effect for my Dual Op.
The new DualMode Paint preset output styling can be seen at the very top of this post. It generates a very abstract paint style, where the tight Rutt Etra like painted scan lines are adaptively blurred over time with the interleaved Smart Contrast live image processing effect. So you get a softer more etherial visual look to the final painting.
NOTE: You do not need Quicktime with Studio Artist 5.0 for Still Images or Still Art.
If you want to do video processing with Studio Artist 5.0 you will need to install Quicktime.
We are working to eliminate Quicktime entirely from the Windows version of Studio Artist, but currently you will need Quicktime to do any video processing.
Quicktime is safe as a desktop application. What potentially is not safe is downloading a Quicktime video from an unknown and/or untrusted website if you have the Quicktime plugin installed on your browser. To avoid this you can disable the Quicktime plugin in your browser.
Quicktime For Video Processing
TO DISABLE QUICKTIME IN YOUR BROWSER
To see which plug-ins you have installed, check the list of plug-ins in your web browser of choice.
CHROME: Plug “chrome://plugins/” into your address bar (without the quotes) and press Enter. You can also navigate to Settings>Show advanced settings>Content settings>Disable individual plugins.
FIREFOX: Click the menu button, click Manage add-ons, and select the Plug-ins icon.
INTERNET EXPLORER: Click the gear menu on the toolbar and select Add-ons. Ensure the “Toolbars and extensions” category is selected, and then click the Show box and select All add-ons.
SAFARI: Click the Safari menu, select Preferences, and click the Security icon. Click the Website Settings button to the right of “Internet plug-ins.
OPERA: Click the Opera menu and select Settings. Select the Websites category and click “Disable individual plugins.” Alternately, you can just plug “opera://plugins” into the address bar (without quotes) and press Enter.
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