1. Microsoft gives iconic ‘Paint’ a complete 3D revamp: Here’s what is new

Microsoft gives iconic ‘Paint’ a complete 3D revamp: Here’s what is new

Microsoft Paint, one of the very basic apps of the OS, that is possibly as old as the operating system itself is all set for a new 3D to revamp.

By: | Published: October 12, 2016 6:01 PM
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Microsoft Paint, one of the very basic apps of the OS, that is possibly as old as the operating system itself is all set for a new 3D to revamp. The app has had a few updates over the course of decades, but if the 3D update speculations come true, it would result in the MS Paint featuring among some of the top apps of the OS. The multi-billion company is speculated to be releasing the new update very soon. The ‘WalkingCat’; a reliable Twitter handle, that often reveals new Microsoft and Windows apps way before their actual release, leaked ‘official’ videos of the new updated MS Paint. The leaked videos show the app having an entirely new interface following the Universal Microsoft Platform(UWP) design language that was introduced with the Windows 10.

Microsoft is believed to be developing touch and pen devices for usable touch support. the app also features sidebars of the content, so that the user can just drag them into a drawing. A selection of shapes, and convenient controls for brush type, colour and stroke etc have also bee applied to the design. Though, even with all these new updates, the most significant one comes in the form of the user’s ability to create 3D updates using the Windows 3.1. The user is provided with options of object templates allowing them to quickly draw a 3D cube or sphere. The user can drag the objects from the sidebar to create 3D objects and then use the required tools to colour or shade them as they like. This new feature will allow the ordinary Windows user to work with 3D accessibility.

The leaked video also shows the existence of a “Community” panel, that allows the user to share their work with other Painty users. The new app isn’t much of an update, though. It is a complete revamp of the older version of the MS Paint. Though a lot of features still need to be worked on, it has been reported by The Verge that the app is surprisingly fast. Users, who spent most of their childhood drawing shapes and sizes on the paint screen with complex, hard to remember commands, can now simply pick up a pen and create am a 3D object. So you, get to use a pen and a computer. Nobody complains!

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