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while reading this issue of our newsletter:


by Jose Luis Suazo

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Perfect for waffling and experimenting with art tools


  New FX options in
Brush Settings :

new brush

the Multi-threaded
PD Howler:

PD Pro, howling fast

PD Howler screenshot

nifty texturesz

know your doat
painting the

Getting started with Digital
Painting on a slim budget:

PD Artist 1
Draw, Sketch, Animate & Paint
powered by Project Dogwaffle

Digital Painting has never been
so much fun: Learn to paint with Particle Brushes!

PD Particles

A fun companion for your
digital photo image editor!
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Can't afford it on your own?

Hello artists, animators, wafflers and howlers. 

PD Pro 7.2 Artist is here 

We released PD Pro 7.2 Howler edition last month, now the Artist edition is coming. If you own v7.1 of the Artist edition, this will be a free update, in the form of a full installer nonetheless. Be sure to contact us (Philip) to request your free update. If you ordered v6 Artist edition at DAZ3D, this too is a free update. Be sure to include a copy of your order confirmation from Daz when you email us.

The price remains unchanged at $79, but we'll be running a limited time promotion with a $20 drop. No coupons needed. The promotion applies to PD Pro 7.2, both the Artist and Howler editions, and expires April 30th, 2012. Promo details

For more info about PD Artist 7, look here.

What's New in PD Pro 7.2 Artist?

Well, let's keep it short, and I mean short: it's essentially the same as in the Howler edition of 7.2, minus of course those tools that relate to animation and video work (such as motion prediction module).


Moving on....

A peek into the future: 7.5 / Project Broomhead

We want to use this issue of the newsletter mostly to start showing some new cool stuff currently under development.

We don't know yet what the final version number will be, it might be 7.5, but it might change. At this time, we (the beta team) lovingly refer to it as project "Broomhead".

Moving Keyframes on the Timeline

Broomhead has a great improvement in the Timeline editor: you can move the keyframes, and see beautiful curves that hint at the evolution of the parameters accordingly.

Click the image below to see a short video of this:

moving key frames on timeline editor

This is a feature of course for the Howler edition, for those users who love to do post work over their videos and 3D animations.

An now some features for those who love to paint, and simulate realistic paint media:

Brush Settings - new options in FX tab

There's some significant work going on into adding new brush effects. So far we've added Impasto, Gel and Gouache effects to the brush settings panel's FX tab
(renamed from PostFX), and we're experimenting and discovering other coolness such as lifting and pigment edges. Some of the results remind us of what's possible in Penny with one of its few brushes, but there's more.

Here are a few images to wet your appetite...



Lifting 2

lifting 3
Lifting 3

Lifting 4

Pigment Edge and Lifting
Pigment Edge and Lifting

Pigment Edge and Lifting 2
Pigment Edge and Lifting 2

salting and scraping lifting

And here's us playing some more with Orbicles:

2 color orbicles - click the image to enlarge  -  click here for more on orbicles

Tutorial: Motion Prediction on 3D Logo

Here's another tutorial video about the Motion Prediction module, this time applied to a short 3D Logo animation.

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