If you are interested in this project, please, join this project or
two sub Projects.
can very easily create high quality pictures by using of SIC scripts.
Synergistic Art Project
The objectives of Synergistic Art Project are
1 to unify art and science by using and revising SIC(Synergistic
2 to build a worldwide community to create cooperatively totally
new 2D-CG expressions,
3 to present a new CG art works to industry related to design.
About This Site (which has many parts you can
This site has a wide variety of contents related to SIC. The SIC consists
of plural plug-ins which are being increased by project member's efforts.
In accordance with the increase, a rich variety of the plug-in combinations
will increase too. We are now planing to make sources of SIC open sources.
In a while, only binary of SIC and scripts are, however, provided free
of charge. Please, download SIC in the download corner on this
site and try to use it, The manual and guidebook are accessible in the
Workshop on this site. If you create new works by SIC, please send
it by mail. I will show it in the Gallery in this site. page show how to contribute to synergistic art project and two sub projects
below. If you are interested these project, Please join us.
Webcam Art Project : First, we create the works by SIC from images
on webcams around the world. Second, We show the works to the owner of
the webcam and have them send the comments about the works we made. Last,
We compile comments and SIC Image into the webcam art and show it. If
a webcam owner wants the our works, we'll send enlarged one. SIC can enlarge
images smoothly and this is one of SIC's main feature-->Gallery
Algorithmic Art Project(in Preparation):This project is that many
programers work together to revise the program to increase the expressions
of SIC. SIC is composed of several plugins and each one has different
functions. Only two plugins directly have relation with expressions of
SIC. The change of several lines of program could produce the totally
new expression. However, if you don't know the way to write programs very
well, you could produce new expressions. The art work created by SIC has
history of processing this image in the comment area of it. We regard
not only image but history of process as an art work.-->Art
SIC is software that is based on computer simulation of the process where
a painter paints a picture by looking at a model, and is further to create
new CG works that are not available so far in the world. Currently, I
have managed to operate it as a GIMP plug-in in Linux and Windows using
The SIC is composed of plural
plug-ins. They are divided into two groups: one is to analyze images based
on the sense of sight by a creator, and the other is to add the creator's
of the SIC
You have been seeing numerous CG works using filters that are commercially
available. If you can use Photoshop or GIMP, you might have created a
painterly image by filtering a digital photo image. When you looked at
the output image, you might have said with a sign, "Everybody can create
the same digital art as mine. It is not my original art." Or "I pretended
to make up a painting just as a copy of a real painting. It seems superficial.
But I don't have any experiences of practicing a real painting method
using a tablet, etc. at an art school."
However, you can demonstrate your
creativity with no regard to your painting ability. Even if students at
art schools can make a good sketch, some of them don't have a good creativity.
You just happen to have no chance to practice sketching. It is a bit early
to give up creating your own art. The one of the SIC's objective is to
help people who have a potential creativity show their original expressions.
You can tackle The SIC at three levels below.
1 Almost completely automatic processing with scripts
we have developed many expressions at any chance and the procedures of
creating such expressions were recorded into scripts. These scripts can
be download at the Download page
2 Exploring new expression by finding your own cropper combination
When you create one expression, several plugins used sequentially. Because
these plugins has many parameters, the number of the combination is very
large. In consequence, you can create a new expression by just combination
of plugins. The art work created by SIC has processing history which recorded
all plugin's name and parameters, so this history can be referred for
creating new your own expression. Not only Workshop page but Gallery
page is important for the person to try to create his own expression,
3 Developing totally new expression by changing several lines of
This is the Algorithmic Art Project. Please check Contribution
page in this site.
Farther about SIC
If you use scripts of SIC, you can easily create fantastic image. But
without scripts, the SIC is not an easy-to-use software by which everyone
can create a great CG work. People who have a good creativity and aesthetic
sense can only use the SIC well.
The process of art creation by
the SIC is composed of numerous steps. All of the steps are based on the
human sense of sight. There are lots of paintings that are closely related
to the process of vision, such as Paul Gauguin's style of painting capturing
an object by its contour and large color portions, Georges Seurat's pointillism
capturing an object by small color points to express light. As you can
understand from the above, it is important for art expression to add variations
in each step.
The SIC employs a micro uniform
color portion looking like a touch of paintbrush as the minimum paint
unit. That is, the SIC does not trace the surface of an image by a brush
like by other available paint filters, but it can produce various expressions
by using a touch of paintbrush (i.e.: a micro uniform color portion) as
the unit. Though you might deem the SIC a simple paint filter, there exists
a big difference between the SIC and other available filters. The SIC
can code the whole micro uniform color portions and store the codes, and
based on them, a suitable paintbrush is given onto the required areas.
This is a basic operation of art expression. Painters use a paintbrush
as the minimum unit for giving an artistic expression. To put it forcibly,
it can be said that paintings are created by variations of a touch of
As mentioned above, your creativity
should be stimulated by the two characteristics: giving variations in
each step of image editing having the sense of sight, and giving expressions
by a touch of a preferable paintbrush in a desired area
In spite of the above discussion,
a big issue of art expression is, 'How a creator feels an object when
he/she saw it and how the creator expresses what he/she felt.' First you
have something touching to your heart and you feel like expressing it
on your own style. The SIC is a good tool for people who feel like expressing
something touching, but don't have a skill in creating an artwork. That
is the reason why the SIC is built to create an artwork in accordance
with your creativity.
You can produce many types of expression
by only changing the parameters of SIC. If you want to create really your
own expression, you should try programing. With the very little knowledge
of C, You can create your own expressions. Why don't you try Art by algorithm?