Microsoft Fresh Paint
|Initial release||25 May 2012|
|Operating system||Windows 8 and later, Windows Phone 8 and later|
|Platform||Universal Windows Platform|
|Available in||30 languages|
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. It was released to the public on 25 May 2012.
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- 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.