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  Press Release #28 - the PD Pro 4.0b update patch

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 Press Release - for Immediate Distribution

 Title:  free update patch 4.0b for Project Dogwaffle Professional

 Date:  San Diego, CA, March 18, 2007 has released PD Pro 4.0b, a free update patch for users of PD Pro Digital Painter v4.

 *** What's new in 4.0b

This is a maintenance release which fixes a few known shortcomings and improves performance.
  • The Palette-from-buffer plugin is now more of a palette arranger, with the  ability to create spreads, i.e. a range of colors from existing two colors (start to end). You can also click to change a single color on the palette plugin.
  • Two additional filters are now explicitly multithreaded and should run even faster on  multi-core systems: Value only contrast, and color noise.
  • Fixed some bugs on the Animation Timeline's group of filters to 'Composite with  Image Sequence':  support for BMP sequence is now more robust and no longer has conflicts with the Undo system. Cell edge composition lets you recomposite cell edges after doing ink and paint. (great for cartooning, Anime,...) For one of the filters, the name was changed to cell edge to reflect its intended use in cell animation compositing.
  • The Snowfall filter now also has a value slider, as a new feature. It lets you change the brightness of the snow particles. In the past, they were white only, and hard to see against a bright sky background. Now you can also make dark raindrops with it (when using high velocity at the same time). You can also keyframe the brightness and other values for dramatic effects, such as shockwaves.
  • a bug has been fixed with particle brushes in 'Brush' style. When the image was zoomed in or out (i.e. different from 100%), the particles would previously appear at positions different from the mouse pointer. The remapping has been fixed, so that it's now possible to work with particle brushes in 'Brush' style even while zoomed in.

 *** Availability

 The update patch is available for free download from

 *** Press Contacts

 For Press inquiries and NFR copies or to arrange a review please contact Philip Staiger:

 email: admin-AT-thebest3d-DOT-com
 Skype: staigermanus
 Phone: +1-858-208-7377

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