Beautiful digital Eastern watercolor, Real Time, Ultra-HD!
Expresiiis an advanced digital painting system.
After years of development Expresii has finally been released. The
ink painting software uses fluid dynamics to simulate watercolor
and other natural media, and features GPU-accelerated water-based
paint, organic brushes simulation and ultra-deep zoom
Expresii, the startup founded by former Adobe and Microsoft graphics researcher Nelson Chu, has shipped Expresii 1.0, the first commercial release of its promising digital brush-and-ink painting system. In development for several years – we covered an early tech demo back in 2013 – Expresii mimics the behavior of real inks on paper, including the way they flow under gravity and the way colors blend.
It’s designed to replicate traditional Eastern painting – the brush engine mimics the deformations of an actual calligraphy brush – but as the demo videos show, it can be used to create Western-style watercolor effects. The software can generate images up to 12K resolution, and is GPU-accelerated to smooth out panning and zooming, although the hardware requirements are quite low: a $60-100 graphics card is recommended.
It supports both pen and touch input, and if you’ve got a device
with a tilt sensor (or a game controller), you can even tilt your
virtual paper to control the flow of the ink. Images can be saved
in PNG or PSD formats, with support for alpha channels and PSD
layers. Moxi Paint Engine… We harnesses the GPU to bring watercolor
sim to a whole new level! Yibi Brush Engine… Giving you power to
create organic shapes like wielding a real brush! Youji Rendering
Engine… Zoom in to see your work as if done on a real piece of
paper. No more fat pixels! Let virtual ink flow and blend on
Moxi Paint Engine
We harnesses the GPU to bring watercolor sim to a whole new level!
Yibi Brush Engine
Giving you power to create organic shapes like wielding a real brush!
Youji Rendering Engine
Zoom in to see your work as if done on a real piece of paper. No more fat pixels!