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Press Release - for
free plugins for PD Particles, German Menus for PD Pro 4
Date: San Diego, CA, Febr. 25, 2007
TheBest3D.com has released a plugin collection for PD (Project
Dogwaffle) Particles, and a German version of the menu file for PD Pro
Digital Painter 4.
*** Free Plugins:
CoolTools #1 for PD Particles 1.0
This collection of free plugins, "CoolTools #1 for PD Particles",
includes the popular "Store Image" tool also found in PD Pro. It let
users store a snapshot of the current working buffer's image in memory,
without the needs or delays of saving to file. The stored images are
then easily accessible through thumbnails for quick re-use or channel
extraction, such as using just the red, green or blue channel.
A similar tool, named "Store Alpha", serves similar purposes but
focuses on the selection mask or transparency mask in the alpha
channel. A stored alpha channel appears as greyscale image. It's
possible to manipulate it in several ways while it is stored, and
to paint on it as well for touch-ups.
Several more plugins which deal with the alpha channel are included,
such as a toggle to switch to painting directly on the alpha
channel until the switch is toggled again. There are also plugins for
shrinking the alpha or growing the alpha.
These new plugins are intended for 3D artists who use PD Particles to
paint foliage and shrubbery with transparency masks in the Alpha
channel, which are then mapped onto 'billboard polygons' within
3D games and animation.
The plugin collection can be downloaded freely from
*** German Language Menus
for PD Pro v4, Demo versions
German-speaking users of PD Pro 4 can now download a free menu file
which replaces the main English menus with their German
equivalents. It is available at http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/lang
PD Pro (Project DOgwaffle Professional) 4 was developed as the first
version of Project Dogwaffle to run under Windows Vista, and to
take advantage of new system hardware configuration with dual
processors, quad processors and more cores to come.
A demo version of PD Pro 4 is available for free downloading at
The earlier version (3.5) remains available for downloading there
too. The price of v3.5 was recently reduced to $79.
*** Press Contacts
For Press inquiries and NFR copies or to arrange a review please
contact Philip Staiger:
email: admin >AT< thebest3d <DOT> com
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