Exploring the Rank MultiScale Filter via Mutating Presets

Yesterday we showed off how to configure the Rank MultiScale Filter image operation effect to build an intelligent smoothing filter that smooths an image while retaining sharp edges. We mentioned in yesterday’s post that like all Studio Artist image operation effects, by adjusting their editable parameters you can dramatically change the type of visual effect…

Swap Evolving a Fixed MSG IO Routing Configuration

 Today’s post started with the MSG preset we hand built in yesterday’s post that generated an abstract image based on combining together 3 1C Truchet FlipMod processors and a 3C Truchet Mod1 CP processor to build up an overlaid abstract patterning image. I then worked with the Evolution Editor, using the Swap control button in…

Directed Evolution of MSG Presets – Hand Cleanup

  This post will continue yesterday’s MSG effect post by detailing how I started with yesterday’s MSG preset and then worked with directed evolution in the Evolution Editor to build a new MSG abstraction effect. Part of working with directed evolution involves what I call hand cleanup, checking the IO connections and doing minor hand…

Evolving Self-Animating MSG Presets

  The following screen shot shows the MSG Evolution Editor and it’s associated context menu commands. The context menu command called Run TG Grid Preview allows you to preview MSG presets that incorporate temporal generators attached to individual editable parameters. All of the individual small MSG preview cells will self-animate when TG Grid Preview is…