Image Generation Tools
Simple programming language for visual screen processes.
Laboratory: 2002 january 4/10; june 10/16;
july 14/31; november 13/19.
Andy Deck: Glyphiti,
2001. (Tool for collaborative design)
with color is fun and relaxing. You can make your own intuitive
painting in our interactive painter. You don't have to click or
select color to get beautiful results. Just move the mouse! It
is so easy, even a monkey could do it. All you need is a shockwave
plugin and a 24 bit screendepth.
Hint: try painting with your eyes closed. You will get the most
Cf. Jeffrey Sutton: Painter
Creativity Digital Artist's Handbook
"The goal of this book is for
you to realize your full creative potential and express yourself
in your art with soul and passion. You will learn how to use the
amazing paint program Painter 7 to create expressive portraits,
transform photographs, and produce evocative collage and painterly
Gestural Paint Splash Strokes a la Jackson Pollock."
Jason E. Lewis & Alex Weyers:
"Signwave Auto-Illustrator is an experimental,
semi-autonomous, generative software artwork and a fully functional
vector graphic design application to sit alongside your existing
professional graphic design utilities. Use it to explore a wide
range of generative and procedural techniques in the production
of your own graphic designs."
"Autoshop takes the clean-cut,
productive interface of a well-known commercial software product
(Adobe® Photoshop® in case you hadn't noticed) and imbues
it with ideas of self-generative, autonomous, (creative?) influence
and activity. Autoshop is capable of being both a tool for generating
digital images under (variable) human control, and a play-pen
for artificial/digital lifeforms, A.I. bots, and pseudo-chaos
systems. The output is entertaining, startling and thoroughly
Julia Vescei: Juligraph,
Automatic Image Generation: Design
"Use Gliftic to quickly create unique and
colorful graphic designs! You don't need to be an artist or skilled
with the mouse."
Torben Kj¾r: Strange
Banana: Random Website Design
"It's the new tool graphic designers
don't want you to know about!"
"n_Gen allows users with no graphic design experience to create
professional quality output with their own text content. n_Gen takes
over the burdensome task of designing, leaving the user to simply
pick and choose the generated images they like."
Automatic Image Generation: Art
Nicolas Clauss: Paints,
Boele Klopman and Remko Scha: Artificial
Avinash Pinto, Mark Barrett, Bryan Hassin: Random
Yev Sun: UEDA
Automatic Image Transformations
Live web-art from almost-live webcams. The program downloads images from webcams. A new image is generated by combining fragments of the webcam images and applying a few filters.
Frédéric Durieu: Mosaic,
2001. (Works on RealVideo stream.)
"You can easily transform your images with the 70
colorful and unique effects of Repligator! Repligator is easy to
install and use. Create lively images with amazing single click
Compiled by Remko Scha, 2003. Some links suggested by Jorn Baas, Marco Bakker, Danny van de Bersselaar,
Thom Houben, Eric Reneerkens, Chuntug Taguba, Emiel VerLoren van Themaat and