|Hello again starving
artists, animators, wafflers and howlers.
Here's another update on PD Pro 8: the wait is
Dawn of a New Era (click image
Learn more about v8: What's
new in PD Pro 8 Howler
and now,..... drum roll
print, big news)
TheBest3D.com and Dan Ritchie announce
the Release of PD Pro 8 Howler
San Diego and Santa Clarita, California, July 7,
TheBest3D.com has announced that a new major
version of Project Dogwaffle, PD Pro 8 Howler,
has been released.
"This release is the result of a tremendous
amount of time and effort spent in greatly
improving and enriching the visual art
experience.", said Philip Staiger of
TheBest3D.com. "We are very grateful to the team
of beta testers who have spent countless hours
testing and giving us feedback of great value."
"Back in version 5, we started a concerted
effort to modernize and revamp the program with
new techniques, technologies and algorithms.",
added Dan Ritchie, author of Project Dogwaffle.
"Now, in version 8, we're coming full circle and
getting back to basics: let's paint and have
some real serious fun! We've updated our brush
system with more speed and new features.".
- What's New in PD Pro 8
The complete list of changes made since v7.2 can
be found at www.thebest3d.com/howler/8
Here is a short summary:
1) many external filters and plugins have been
internalized, resulting in great speed
2) the Custom brush system is now
multi-threaded, further targeting multi-core
architectures for even better performance
3) Visual FX on brush strokes added or enhanced:
Gel, Gouache, Impasto, Pigment parameter, Edge
bleed, and many more, to provide new paint
4) Support for more drawing tablets and modes
such as brush image spin based on pen angle
(when using Wacom(R) Intuos(R)). Tablet pressure
enabled by default.
5) Clone Fill mode for quick photographic
reconstruction or elimination of unwanted
6) Integration of new filters, such as the 3D
Designer and Twirl filters, into the animation
Timeline. Keyframes can now be moved along the
timeline and provide real-time visual preview
feedback of their changing effects.
7) Localization support: There's a new option
under utilities that saves out all the text
strings from panels that are loaded in memory
The file can then be edited for translation of
menu items and put back in the same folder with
8) Enhanced Spherize tool: new bump map texture
modes and specular highlight enhancements, size
control and more.
9) Enhanced 3D Lighting: new options make the 3D
Lighting tool yet another great example of
integration of 3D with paint.There are now
controls for elevation extrusion depth, multiply
with original colors, specular highlights and
10) Last but not least: Foliage. This is a new
extension to the particle brush system (in
addition to Optipustics, Bristles and Orbicles).
This rules-based system attaches a dynamically
growing plant system (trees, bushes, shrubbery,
weeds,...) to your paint brush strokes. In a
single stroke you can grow and paint fabulous
types of foliage. The system employs Dogwaffle's
internal 3D engine for added realism and
trickery such as alpha coverage and Zdepth.
- Pricing and Availability
PD Pro 8 Howler edition is available now for
purchase at www.TheBest3D.com
PD Pro 8 Howler is priced at $139 USD. An
introductory discount is available for a few
weeks from launch. A lighter, lower cost version
without support for animations and which will be
named PD Artist 8 is planned for the near future
but no release date has been announced yet.
Upgrades from earlier versions are offered
through vouchers providing generous discounts
along with a full new installer, so that former
users on old computers may install on new
computers. The amount of discount varies,
depending on the prior version, and can reach
70% off the regular price.
- About Project Dogwaffle
and TheBest3D.com -
Dan Ritchie currently lives in Santa Clarita,
California, and has been developing Project
Dogwaffle digital painting and animation
software as a project of passion and love for
over 15 years. TheBest3D.com is a small
privately held company based in San Diego,
California that has partnered for years with Dan
to market and distribute Project Dogwaffle
through its many releases in various forms,
including boxed product through Fastrak in the
UK, localized versions with NetJapan(R) and
bundling with other tools offered through
GarageGames(R), tablet manufacturers and the
Cool Creative Bundle, to name a few.
- Press contacts -
To request an NFR for review or for other
inquiries please contact Philip and Dan at
Waffling and Howling!