Title: Dan Ritchie announces PD Pro Digital
Clarita, CA - April 5, 2005 - Dan Ritchie, author of the award winning paint and animation
software "Project Dogwaffle" and "PD Pro", has announced a
new version 3.1, available
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 making animations
loopable, various speed improvements, saving animated brushes directly as image
sequence, and a new Batch processor which we think is very cool."
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
processing offers numerous filters
to be applied to image
files and saved to many formats.
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
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
PD Pro 3.1 is priced at US$97, with
upgrades from earlier versions starting at $35.
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,
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.