TheBest3D.com and Dan Ritchie announce the
Release of PD Pro 8.2 Howler - "Skyock's
San Diego and Santa Clarita, California,
February 16, 2012
Announcing Project Dogwaffle Professional, PD
Pro Howler version 8.2, with GPU and Windows 8
"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 compute intensive.
and made to run very smoothly on Windows 8. Also
runs well on Windows 7, Vista and XP.
Designer is now optimized by using a lower
tessellation level during interactive previews.
Custom blur, now called Bokeh blur. Also uses
filters were expanded to make them animatable,
i.e. able to spread their effect on all frames
of an animation.
ruler is now positioned relative to the upper
corner of the image.
gradual darkening issue with the rules based
foliage brush system.
and numerous other enhancements, new
capabilities and bug fixes. The
complete list of changes made since v8.1 can be
found at www.TheBest3d.com/howler/8
"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
Current users of PD Pro 8.0 or 8.1 will receive
a free update to 8.2.
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
- 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 years.
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
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