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Dynamic Clouds

It is envisioned at this point that the output from several drawings will be used as input for a dynamic painted scene that is controlled by a number of constantly changing events. Cloudscapes are one possibility and others may include sources such as the changing data from the quasar presented in previous posts.

Below is an example of a cloud drawing that has been generated with AS3 by borrowing pixels from a collection of images taken of sky scenes. At present the source files are static but other work done earlier will enable the imagery to be written in real time from webcams or other live image feeds.


Drawing with Photography

See below for examples of images drawn together with AS3. This is intended to move the work towards a solution whereby viewers or those participating with the work will have agency in controlling what appears in the image. In this case the objective was to begin the process of looking at how images can be blended together from different sources that are dynamically written into directories. This picks up on some work done earlier in Tween and in Family Portrait but now there is a specific goal to pull images together into a completed painting drawn from the pixel values in a range of different images.


Realtime Portraits

I have recently done some experimenting with ‘Processing’ and AS3 and this family portrait is one visual output from that process.

Portrait painted by Actionscript

Portrait painted by Actionscript

The image is painted from a number of photographic images that were uploaded manually. The pixels were randomly transferred from the individual images into this file. Time intervals are set to enable the programme to borrow pixels from one image before moving on to the next. Depending on the length of the intervals the image fluctuates from appearing to look like one peson to another. While the programming is very striaght forward it’s interesting from the perspective of multiple identities seemingly emerging from what appears to be a single portrait.

The image above is a static jpeg output from the programme; a live version done in Processing is available here. It takes about 15-20 minutes before the portrait settles and changes then can only be detected by glancing at it every few minutes.

Nothing ground breaking but does trigger a few ideas about how it could be integrated into a gallery setting.