It all started some twenty years ago when Nelson Chu was not satisfied with existing paint systems, in which brushes were often a blob or some pixel-sized strings. Resulting strokes often look too clean, too sterile. Our goal is to be able to make organic strokes - just like in the real world - in real time and high resolution.
Our development is directed by leading digital painting tech expert Nelson Chu. He devised break-through techniques for simulated brushes, wet (watercolor & oil) and dry media. Being a painter & calligrapher himself as well as a computer graphics specialist, he understands what can be done to improve the state of the art.
Watercolor has been a major challenge in digital painting technology. Many popular paint programs offer "watercolor brushes" but they lack fluidity, which essentially is the charm of the medium. The MoXi paint simulation, on the other hand, brings watercolor simulation to a whole new level using Computational Fluid Dynamics. Coupled with an expressive deformable virtual brush, it gives the serendipity of painting with water-based media all digital artists deserve.