Do you know that good old MS Paint is one of the world’s most popular painting software. However less powerful the application may be, at the end of the day it is still ridiculously popular. Of course getting packaged with Windows is always a benefit. But that’s a different story. Now Microsoft Research is dedicating a lot of time in building something unique; something called the Project Gustav. This software will support true look-and-feel as well as provide realistic painting experience, definitely something you have never seen before. Bottom line, it will be the closest thing you will come across to real painting.
“Project Gustav is a realistic painting-system prototype that enables artists to become immersed in the digital painting experience. It achieves interactivity and realism by leveraging the computing power of modern GPUs, taking full advantage of multitouch and tablet input technology and our novel natural media-modeling and brush-simulation algorithms. ”