Expresii on Surface Pro 7
It has been one year since the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 was released. We got ourselves an i7 model to test with. We've had it for about a month now and it has been very responsive.
The following is a quick test on its performance. As you can see, it allows fluid digital watercolor in Expresii. In case you can't afford the i7 model, you can still get by with the i5 model, but you may want to use the Fast Mode for more responsiveness.
Did some calligraphy test too:
Don't have the original Surface Pen with us right now, so we picked up a Surface Pen alternative in these tests.
Finally we'd like to show you some sneak peek at some latest development in ink-painting-style animation (水墨動畫) that we are working on. Follow our animator collaborator's Instagram to learn more. Their work is so cool & cute at the same time!
And yes, Surface Pro is used in producing this animation, in case you wonder. (・ωｰ)～☆
Since April it is verified that Expresii can run on Mac via Parallels 15. You can even control brush tilt via sidecar with the Apple Pencil on iPad:
The only remaining obstacle was the GPU shader samplers limitation (limited to 16; Expresii needs 18) on the Parallels implementation. This kept Expresii from saving artwork.
We have now updated Expresii with a new export renderer that doesn't require 18 texture units. That means since version 2020.11.01, Expresii should now run fine on Parallels Desktop 15 or later, including artwork saving / export.
Let us know how you like Expresii running on Mac via Parallels Desktop. ヽ(・∀・)ﾉ