If you look at an oil painting on canvas very closely, then you can understand that the creations are actually three-dimensional works of art rising off the canvas. According to Adobe, the combination of pigments, the layering of the paint and the organic traces of the brushstrokes all serve to reinforce the vision of the painter, influencing the mood and energy of the artwork.
Zhili Chen, research scientist with Adobe Research, explains that most of the digital painting programs simulate a two dimensional stamp of brushstroke that gets repeated along a path, which restricts an artist’s potential of expression and also can look very repetitive.
This is where comes Adobe comes up with Project WetBrush.
As part of the sneaks presentations at MAX 2016, Adobe previewed a technology called Project WetBrush that brings physics-based brush and particle simulation to oil painting on a pressure-sensitive tablet, says Adobe.
“What we’re doing with WetBrush,” Zhili continues, “is an actual physics simulation of the thousands of bristles in a brush, and the millions of particles of pigment in the paint itself. That means we can simulate the interaction of each particle of pigment with each individual bristle and model the brush shape, friction and interaction with the surface of the canvas.”