Dan Ritchie announces PD Pro Digital Painter v3.1

News


Last Updated: April 5, 2005 5:01 pm GMT
(Santa Clarita, CA - April 5, 2005) Dan Ritchie, author of the award winning paint and animation software "Project Dogwaffle" and "PD Pro", has announced the availability of a new updatecalled version 3.1, available for as a free download to users of PD Pro 3.0 and as a full version installer to new users.


"We've added a number of exciting new features in this one,", said Ritchie "There's a new histogram panel, keyboard shortcuts to copy and paste a custom brush straight to/from the Clipboard and to clear the selection in Alpha. Tools for making animations loopable, various speed improvements, saving animated brushes directly as image sequence, and a new Batch processor which we think is very cool."


Other new features included in PD Pro v3.1:
  • an updated file browser which now caches thumbnails for speed.
  • The Timeline now sports several new compositing modes that let you select an image sequence (!) to composite over, allowing amongst other things an animation to be processed against another animation.
  • You can now reverse fields on all frames from the frames animation submenu.
  • Batch processing: Available from the File menu, it offers numerous filters to be applied to image files and saved to many formats.

Updated Help File:

At the same time, new content has been added to the online help files. They represent a continuously maintained and updated User's Guide which can be downloaded compressed in a single zip file for local viewing or consulted online at TheBest3D.com/dogwaffle/help


New Tutorials and Reviews:

Several new tutorials have been added online at thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/tuts while several reviews were recently completed by artists for magazines and e-zines.


"This marks a new phase for PD Pro, going from 3.0 to 3.1.", said Ritchie. We've added to the set of tools offered. We've improved performance, and we've identified and fixed a few bugs, with great feedback and support from enthusiastic hobbyists and professionals alike, as witnessed also by new gallery entries in the Dogwaffler of the Moment section (DOTM) of our website. We're proud to observe that some respectable design studios have taken a liking to PD Pro, while we also notice hobbyists making the commitment from the free version 1.2 to PD Pro or the very affordable Project Dogwaffle 2. It feels great to get the endorsement we have, and to have contributed to helping the creative minds of so many artists!"


Free Upgrade Patch from v3.0

Current users of PD Pro v3.0 can update freely to 3.1, by download from http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/patches



Pricing


PD Pro 3.1 is priced at US$97, with upgrades from earlier versions starting at $35.



About Dan Ritchie

Dan Ritchie lives in Southern California and is the author of the novel "Silver Squirrel". He has been involved as a special FX artist in many motion picture productions. PD Pro and Project Dogwaffle are the result of software development which he's undertaken since the late 1990's. For more details about Dan's work, visit http://www.squirreldome.com


About TheBest3D.com

Based in San Diego, California, TheBest3D.com is partnered with Dan Ritchie to market Project Dogwaffle and PD Pro Digital Painter. It is the website host for many resources including patches, galleries, brushes and reviews.

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