TheBest3D.com and Dan Ritchie announce the Release of PD Pro
8.2 Howler - "Skyock's Egret"
San Diego and Santa Clarita, California, February 16, 2012
Announcing Project Dogwaffle Professional, PD Pro Howler
version 8.2, with GPU and Windows 8 support.
"We've put a lot of time and effort into this one,", said Dan
Ritchie, creator of Project Dogwaffle, "and we couldn't have
done it without our loyal base of beta testers. It was quite
team work experience. This marks the beginning of a new era in
Howler. We've had the desire to use the GPU (Graphics
Processing Unit) for quite a while. It is currently used by
the 3D designer for lighting, by the Mandelbrot filter, and
the new Bokeh blur filter. There's also a benchmark
feature on the settings panel to compare performance."
- What's New in PD Pro 8.2
Here is a short summary:
* Using the GPU for acceleration of some computations that are extremely
* Tested and
made to run very smoothly on Windows 8. Also runs well on
Windows 7, Vista and XP.
* 3D Designer is now optimized by
using a lower tessellation level during interactive previews.
Custom blur, now called Bokeh blur. Also uses the GPU.
filters were expanded to make them animateable, i.e. able to
spread their effect on all frames of an animation.
* The ruler
is now positioned relative to the upper corner of the image.
gradual darkening issue with the rules based foliage brush
and numerous other enhancements, new capabilities and bug fixes.
The complete list
of changes made since v8.1 can be found at
"GPU support is implemented
through the MS concurrency runtime (VC++ AMP)", added Ritchie, "and
requires Windows 7 or 8 with DirectX 11 and a graphics card or
chip that supports it. On other systems such as Vista and XP,
CPU code is used instead. It still works, just a little
- Pricing and Availability -
PD Pro 8 Howler edition is available now for purchase at
www.TheBest3D.com at the price of $99 USD.
Current users of PD Pro 8.0 or 8.1 will receive a free update to
Current users of earlier versions or of the Artist edition who
wish to move to v8.2 Howler edition are encouraged to contact
thebest3d.com to request a discount coupon for upgrading.
Student pricing remains discounted at 70% off the regular price.
A lighter Artist edition of PD Pro 8.2 will be available in
coming weeks. Users of v8.0 Artist edition will receive that
version as a free update too.
- 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 16
TheBest3D.com is a small privately held company owned by Philip
Staiger based in San Diego, California that has partnered for
years with Dan to market and distribute Project Dogwaffle
through its many releases in downloadable editions, as well as
boxed product, localized versions in Japan and
bundled with companion tools offered to game developers through
GarageGames(R), makers of graphic tablets and the Cool Creative
Bundle, to name a few.
- Press contacts -
To request an evaluation copy for review or for other inquiries
please contact Philip or Dan through www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/about
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