GPU-based 3D Painting Simulation

This could quite possibly be the future of painting! Researchers from Adobe Research and Ohio State University recently demonstrated Wetbrush, a real-time painting system that simulates the interactions among brush, paint, and canvas at the bristle level. The resulting system can realistically simulate not only the motions of brush bristles and paint liquid, but also the liquid transfer processes among different representations.

They implemented the whole system on TITAN X GPU and CUDA. The experiment shows that artists can use the system to draw realistic and vivid digital paintings, by applying the painting techniques that they are familiar with but not offered by many existing systems.

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