Microsoft Fresh Paint
|Operating system||Windows 8.1 with Update (and later)
Windows Phone 8 (and later)
|Platform||IA-32, x64, ARM|
|Available in||29 languages|
|Type||Windows 8 Application|
Fresh Paint is a Windows 8 painting application developed by Microsoft and released with the launch of Windows 8 in October 2012.
Fresh Paint originated from a Microsoft Research project known as Project Gustav, an endeavor to reproduce the behavior of physical oil paint on a digital medium. To push the boundaries of simulating oil on a digital medium the research team created a physics model that precisely replicated on a screen what would happen in the real world if you combined oil, a surface and a tool such as a paint brush. Two publications, Detail-Preserving Paint Modeling for 3D Brushes and Simple Data-Driven Modeling of Brushes, were released as a result of the team’s findings.
After a variety of internal testing Project Gustav was codenamed Digital Art. Partnering with The Museum of Modern Art, Digital Art was tested for a year by 60,000 people. With feedback culled from MoMA, developers expanded the existing physics model, experimenting with how real oil paint blended and reacted to the texture of a canvas. After final adjustments were made Digital Art was rebranded as Fresh Paint and released to the public with Windows 8 in October 2012.
- Project Gustav Research Unveiling March 2010
- Digital Art public release with MoMA March 2011
- Fresh Paint consumer preview June 2012
- Fresh Paint release review August 2012
- Fresh Paint final public release October 2012
Ongoing monthly updates
- Disney content added December 2012
- Clayton, Steve (ed.). "Behind the scenes of Fresh Paint on Windows 8". TechNet Blogs.
- "Project Gustav: Immersive Digital Painting". Microsoft Research. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
- Chu, Nelson; Baxter, William; Wei, Li-Yi; Govindaraju, Naga (7 June 2010). Detail-Preserving Paint Modeling for 3D Brushes. Microsoft Research (Association for Computing Machinery, Inc). Retrieved 16 March 2014.
- Baxter, William; Govindaraju, Naga (February 2010). "Simple Data-Driven Modeling of Brushes". Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.
- Catton, Pia. "Culture City Online: MoMA Goes Hands On With Microsoft Art App". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 16 March 2014.