Microsoft Fresh Paint
|Operating system||Windows 8 and later, Windows Phone 8 and later|
|Platform||Universal Windows Platform|
|Available in||30 languages|
Fresh Paint is a painting app 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. In 2016, the app was remade for Windows 10 computers.
- 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
- Fresh Paint for Windows 10 preview released May 2015
- Fresh paint for Windows 10 releases April 2016
Ongoing monthly updates
- Disney content added December 2012
- Clayton, Steve (ed.). "Behind the scenes of Fresh Paint on Windows 8". The AI Blog.
- "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.