SDK Paint takes a unique approach to Wii U™ artwork creation, by stacking 5 layers onto the artwork canvas. Each layer can independently be utilized to create the next masterpiece.

By combining the artistic modes (Normal Paint, Noisy Paint, Smudge, and Spraycan), the numerous filters (Blur, Negate, Lighten, Darken, etc.), the shaders (Pattern Fill, Flood Fill, Texture, etc.), and the tools (Gridlines, Stencils, Drag, Swap, etc.), possibilities of what the stylus can paint onto the canvas are endless. Oops, a mistake... 10 levels of Undo will help with that! The artwork need fine precision? Just zoom the canvas!

A large color palette, with dragging support, lets artists easily choose exactly the color desired, and a Dropper tool makes identifying previous colors a simple task.

The features don't just end with painting, either! How does the artwork look on a wall? Explore the retro 3D Galleries to see all 18 paintings framed on the walls. Is the artwork ready show off? Jump into the Sharing area and prepare it for either 2D or anaglyph 3D (special glasses required) posting of screenshots to Miiverse™.

SDK Paint pays homage to the SDK Community, which started as collection of Nintendo fan websites that offered JavaScript tools for browser-based developers. DSiPaint was the first paint application, and it was soon followed by WiiPaint, DSiPaint Spriter, 3DSPaint, and TMJ Tiler. Modern technology allows much more to be done with SDK Paint, including gyroscopic preview and sharing content in a variety of image formats - both 2D and 3D.

The Wii U version supports sharing of content with other upcoming titles: UCraft by NexisGames and HullBreach: Uncloaked by HullBreach Studios. This is achieved through Stencil mode UV maps and the online Nintendo Network ID syncing. Both the Wii U and the iPad versions support the online gallery.

Comparison of Features (AOC in blue)
iPad (Free) Wii U (Demo) Wii U
Canvas 5 layers

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5 layers
Stencil layer
640x480
5 layers
Stencil layer
640x480
Modes Dropper
Eraser
Noise Brush
Normal Brush
Pixel Brush
Smudge
Spray Can
Dropper
Eraser
Noise Brush
Normal Brush
Smudge
Spray Can
Dropper
Eraser
Noise Brush
Normal Brush
Pixel Brush
Smudge
Spray Can
Filters Blur
Darken
Feather
Flip
Lighten
Mirror
Negate
Unfeather
Blur
Darken
Feather
Flip
Lighten
Mirror
Negate
Unfeather
Blur
Darken
Feather
Flip
Lighten
Mirror
Negate
Unfeather
Shaders Solid Flood
Noise Flood
Solid Flood
8 Patterns
Solid Texture
Noise Texture
Solid Flood
8 Patterns
Solid Texture
Noise Texture
Card Flip
Distortion
Grayscale
Mosaic
Rotate
Sepia
Warp
Undo 10 10 10
Redo 10 10
Layer Tools Clear
Drag
Merge
Split
Swap
Clear
Drag
Clear
Drag
Merge
Split
Swap
Zoom 4x 4x
Brush Sizes 18
1px-34px
18
1px-34px
18
1px-34px
Palette RGB Sliders
Hue picker
Hue picker Hue picker
Left/Right Swap Yes Yes
Gyro Art preview Menu parallax
Save Slots 6 1 18
2D Sharing Camera Roll
Online Gallery
Miiverse™
Depth-of-Field
Online Gallery
3D Sharing Online Gallery Anaglyph
Online Gallery
Stencils HB: Uncloaked (3)
Defense Dome (3)
Grids/Guidelines (16)
Tomeling: Darkness Falls (1)
UCraft (2)
Renaissance (8)
Post Renaissance (8)
Asian (8)
Galleries Cottage
Castle
Sanctum
Studio
Hallway
Haunted Mansion
Terran Space Station
Tomeling Library
Crystal Room
Gemstone Mine
Storehouse
Temple
Fortress Wall
Hedge Maze
Lunar Lander
Sadness
Slideshows Fader
Slider
Cubes
Wobbler
Card Flip
Parallax
Cascade
Spinner
2nd Screen AirPlay Mirroring TV Mirror
480P
TV Mirror
480P/720P
UI Lang English English English
French
German (EU only)
Italian (EU only)
Spanish
Manual Lang English English
French
German (EU only)
Italian (EU only)
Spanish
English
French
German (EU only)
Italian (EU only)
Spanish

Nintendo eShop™ (Wii U™)
- North America (Nov 2014)
SDK Paint
- Europe, Oceania, South Africa (Feb 2015)
SDK Paint

iTunes App Store (iPad™)
- Worldwide demo (Apr 2014)
SDK Paint

Read the news on updates to both the Wii U and the iPad versions.


Wii U v4 Trailer

SDK Paint Wii U Title Menu
Wii U v4 Title Screen

SDK Paint iPad Title Menu
iPad 2.0.0 Title Screen

SDK Paint Online Gallery
Online Gallery