Introduction to MSG

MSG stands for modular synthesized graphics. MSG is a modular image processing architecture that allows you to build essentially an infinite number of different image or video processing effects or abstract procedural art images or animations. MSG presets can generate abstract procedural art from scratch, or can be configured to process a source image or…

Simulating the MSG Evolver Art Mapper

MSG Evolver is a stand alone MSG editing and effects application that shipped with the Studio Artist 3.5 release. One particularly cool feature of Evolver is the Art Mapper, which can be used to generate photo mosaic effects and/or composite art images created from multiple applications of MSG presets. This tip will discuss some approaches to duplicating…

Procedural vs Keyframe MSG Animation

MSG presets can be used to create abstract imagery or image and video processing effects. The individual editable parameters associated with MSG presets can be modulated over time to build dynamic animation or processing effects. This tip will take a look at 2 different approaches to building MSG animations. They are procedural animation via attaching…

Abstracting a Source Image Using MSG

MSG (modular synthesized graphics) is Studio Artist’s modular image processing architecture. 500 different image processing modules (called processors) are available within MSG and can be combined together to create an infinite variety of different image synthesis or processing effects. MSG can be used to create abstract procedural imagery or animations from scratch. Or MSG can…