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Fresh Paint is a Windows 8 painting application developed by Microsoft and released with the launch of Windows 8 in October 2012.
Microsoft Fresh Paint Wikipedia
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.
Major MilestonesProject 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 updatesDisney content added December 2012