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Press Release - for Immediate Release   

Title:
Dan Ritchie announces MMX Support for PD Pro & an Upgrade Amnesty for Dogwaffle 2.1b hackers


Subtitle:
New speed demonstrated at SIGGRAPH BOF meeting August 4 at the LACC


Santa Clarita, California, August 1st, 2005 - Dan Ritchie, author of PD Pro
Digital Painter powered by Project Dogwaffle Paint and Animation software,
announced that he plans to attend the BOF (birds of a feather) meeting
hosted by Phil Staiger's TheBest3D.com during SIGGRAPH at the LA convention
center on Thursday August 4 at 2 pm.

"Since last month's 3.2 release we've been busy working on a retail version
for our UK publisher, and we'll be unveiling our new MMX optimized version",
said Ritchie. "I also look forward to meeting the artists who make use of
Dogwaffle for their creative needs."

At the BOF meeting August 4 you will see

- speed optimizations, support for MMX and realtiming of filters
- a new contest to celebrate the discovery of a 10th planet
- new plugins from 3rd party developers

There will also be raffles of software donated by DAZ and Purplus.

For more information, visit http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/events.html



*** Upgrade Amnesty from Dogwaffle 2.1b

Dan Ritchie also announced that he's stunned by the fact that thousands of
illegitimate copies of Dogwaffle v2.1b have been hacked. "We've noticed a
disproportionate amount of traffic from our websites and realized there was
a technique found by which a fully functional 2.1b version could be hacked.",
sait Ritchie. "While this is bad news in some traditional ways, we're humbled
and frankly stoked that so many artists around the world have found it to
be such a great software for their creative needs. So, we're planning on
offering them an easy way to upgrade to version 3"

During the Week of SIGGRAPH, from July 31 through August 7, a special 45%
discount on the normally $45 upgrade price is being offered to anyone upgrading
from v2.1b to v3. It is open to anyone who has a running full version of
Project Dogwaffle 2.1b, whether legitimate or not.

"We realized that for many students and artists around the globe, even $50 is
a steep expense. We should know, we know how to spell 'starving artists' ourselves
as we've been there time and again. In the spirit of world peace, for the promotion
of the fine arts, and since we believe there are plenty of other wars going on
already on this planet, we've decided to reach out, lend a hand and give anyone an
opportunity to experience the power of 3 by making it more easily possible to
upgrade to v3, or by inviting anyone using the freeware 1.2 or hacked v2.1b to make
a small donation in support of our effort to keep the spirit of affordable paint
software alive. We'd like to also point out that we do value the existence of
other paint software out there, and we have named dozens of them on our
website's links section. No artist should ever feel left out just because they can't
afford the latest and greatest at the moment."


For more information, visit http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/sales




*** Free Tutorials Preview - Discovering Project Dogwaffle

A new tutorial was also released as a free preview of the tutorial collection
"Discovering Project Dogwaffle". It can be found at

http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/tuts/DanCDtutes

 
 
*** About Dan Ritchie and PD Pro Digital Painter

Dan Ritchie lives in Southern California and is the author of a novel,
"Silver Squirrel". He is also a 3D animator and special FX artist. PD Pro
and Project Dogwaffle are the results of 8 years of software development and code
optimizations. It has grown into a very fast tool for painting on stills
and animations, for post-production and much more.

For more details 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
as well as the freeware version, Project Dogwaffle 1.2.


*** Press Contact

Philip Staiger
email: dogwaffle (at) thebest3d (dot) com 
web:   http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/presszone
skype:  staigermanus
phone:  +1-858-208-7377



Copyright Dan Ritchie 1997-2005. Project Dogwaffle, PD Pro Digital Painter and
Silver Squirrel are trademarks of Dan Ritchie.  All other trademarks  are the
property of their respective owners and only used for identification purposes.