Tech & Science: Adobe's virtual oil paint adds texture to digital painting - - PressFrom - United Kingdom
  •   
  •   

Tech & Science Adobe's virtual oil paint adds texture to digital painting

15:40  28 july  2016
15:40  28 july  2016 Source:   engadget.com

Why augmented reality might just outshine virtual realty

  Why augmented reality might just outshine virtual realty Virtual reality (VR) technology might have hogged the spotlight this year, but experts claim that augmented reality (AR) will also have a key role.AR overlays the real world with digital information or virtual objects, with one example being Google Glass. Whereas, VR immerses a user in a completely virtual space.

The simulated paint in Project Wetbrush actually mimics everything from the viscosity, color mixing properties and drying time of real world oil paint . So, even when using a stylus to paint on a touchscreen, the end result is a 3D virtual object with layers of thickness, depth and texture .

The simulated paint in Project Wetbrush actually mimics everything from the viscosity, color mixing properties and drying time of real world oil paint . So, even when using a stylus to paint on a touchscreen, the end result is a 3D virtual object with layers of thickness, depth and texture .

  Adobe's virtual oil paint adds texture to digital painting © Provided by Engadget

While there are plenty of apps that can realistically emulate the look of brushstrokes on a 2D digital canvas (and even some in 3D space), none have accurately simulated the way a paintbrush actually behaves in a realistic, 3D environment. Now a new collaboration between Adobe and NVIDIA called Project Wetbrush claims to do just that by simulating the movements and interactions of each virtual bristle and rendering the results in three-dimensional virtual paint.

The simulated paint in Project Wetbrush actually mimics everything from the viscosity, color mixing properties and drying time of real world oil paint. So, even when using a stylus to paint on a touchscreen, the end result is a 3D virtual object with layers of thickness, depth and texture. Since a richly textured oil painting needs good lighting to be fully appreciated, NVIDIA contributed additional processing power to render the scenes.

Adobe Lightroom now lets you edit RAW files on your phone

  Adobe Lightroom now lets you edit RAW files on your phone Adobe Lightroom mobile users have been asking for the ability to edit RAW files in the mobile app, and now the company doing something about the request. In the latest update for the iOS version of the software, there's a RAW Technology preview. This means that you'll be able to import those hefty files to your iPhone or iPad, giving you a means of checking the images before you get back to your computer. Lightroom mobile for iOS will also let you edit the files just like you would in the desktop or web versions of the app, making changes to white balance, highlights and more for an uncompressed file.

The virtual oil paint simulator allows for 3D drawings to be digitally -rendered in real-time. Written By: Jiwon Kim. The program allows for 3D drawings to be digitally -rendered in real-time. Adobe Research and NVIDIA have partnered to create a computer program called Project Wetbrush that lets

We’ll address a wide variety of common painting challenges that character artists encounter by painting three separate characters. Digital -Tutors is now part of the Pluralsight technology learning experience! Enjoy all the creative learning you've come to love from Digital -Tutors on Pluralsight and

The Project Wetbrush team claims their simulation is the first of its kind, and the plan is to observe digital painters and apply NVIDIA's deep learning expertise to add realism to synthesized effects and filters like Prisma in the future. Imagine, if you will, taking a photo of a Parisian cafe at night, running it through an app and coming back with a realistic, 3D-printable approximation of a Van Gogh.

NVIDIA

'Virtual orchestra' hits high notes in London .
Music fans will be able to immerse themselves into the world of an orchestra thanks to a virtual reality experience launched in London on Friday. Visitors to the Virtual Orchestra at the Southbank Centre can don virtual reality headsets and experience how it feels to be among the performers as Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in Sibelius's Fifth Symphony.With the headsets they are transported backstage at London's Royal Festival Hall and then into the centre of an orchestral performance conducted by the Finnish maestro.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 3
This is interesting!