Announcing the release of PD Pro 7.2 Howler
More tools for motion artists.
San Diego, CA - March 14, 2012
Dan Ritchie, creator of Project
Dogwaffle and Philip Staiger of TheBest3D.com have announced that
the newest generation of Project Dogwaffle named PD Pro 7.2 Howler
is now available.
PD Pro 7.2 Howler is a fast
digital painting and animation program made by an artist for
professionals alike. It is loaded with numerous features used in
visual effects and the film industry for post work, matte painting
and traditional animation.
This release also adds a new Motion Prediction module. "It
continues our recent development of tools for motion FX artists",
What's New in PD Pro 7.2 Howler?
* Multi-monitor support is added.
We now have improved support for multiple monitors.
Windows and most controls now open and
stay on the correct monitor
* Changes in the Graphical User Interface.
New icons, and a darker, more immersive GUI. You can select
schemes to suit your preference.
* Introducing the Motion prediction module.
Our most compute-intensive filter yet! With it you can
analyze the motion in a
video to create slow motion versions from regular (fast)
video. Stop-motion artists
could also use it to introduce selective motion blur into
* The re-invented Timeline Editor.
The time-line is re-imagined and re-implemented. It was
always a powerful tool.
Now it's a snap to work with. There are some new filters
too. Compositing frame
sequences now supports multiple file formats.
* New animation options for 3D Designer:
move along X, Y and Z axes- see extruded text vanishing
into deep space
* Faster loading of image sequences
* Broader file support for compositing with image sequences.
* Broader use of Processor SSE2 acceleration and threading.
* Enhanced Curve Tool:
There's a new B-spline option (toggle) for curve editing.
* Applying Mirror transform to animation
All frames of an animation can be forced through the
current mirror settings.
* Frame editing options added: Select all, Delete Block...
* miscellaneous optimizations and bug fixes.
A detailed list with examples, tutorials and videos can be
Pricing and Availability
The Howler edition (with support
for animations) is available now. A lower-priced Artist
edition (without support
for animations) will follow shortly.
PD Pro 7.2 is a free update for
current users of version v7.
PD Pro 7.2 Howler is available for
purchase through the online store at theBest3D.com -
The List price is $139, a promotional price of $99 is in effect
through end of March.
Upgrades from earlier versions are
available at significant discounts (up to 70% off) through
About TheBest3D.com and Project
Dan Ritchie is the creator of Project Dogwaffle and PD Pro Digital
Painter. He has been known amongst the 3D community for making
plugins for 3D tools, working as a 3D animator at Foundation
Imaging and other production studios on projects like Star Trek
Voyager, Starship Troopers, and other exciting sci-fi productions
involving 3D animations and special effects.
Philip Staiger is the founder of TheBest3D.com, based in San
Diego, California, and partners with Dan Ritchie to market and
support Project Dogwaffle.
For press inquiries please contact
Dan or Philip at www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/about
(at) thebest3d (dot) com
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