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| Press Release - For Immediate Release
TheBest3D.com announces Project Dogwaffle Professional version 4.1 and
Pricing changes for Upgrades from version 3 and earlier
Date: San Diego, CA, May 27, 2007
TheBest3D.com has released PD Pro 4.1, a free
update patch for users of PD Pro v4.0, the digital painting and
animation program by Dan Ritchie. A future price hike in the upgrades
to v4 from
versions 3 and earlier versions was also
*** What's new in 4.1
The main focus of this release is animation
with video FX. There is a plethora of new tools in the animation
Timeline. There are also new filters and enhancements to existing ones,
adding animation to such things as the Sky filter.
Major new features include:
- animated clouds in the Sky filter, plus fading
in or out and changing shapes
- animated weaving brush images, such as tall
grass in the gentle breeze
- animated lens flares: enhance your 3D CGI
rendering of skies with realistic lighting effects. Now with accurate
- animated swap buffer can make animated
displacement maps or combine with other animations in many ways. Use it
one video clip by another, e.g. to add distortions like rising bubbles.
- a new woodcut filter turns your digital photos
into works of art, as if printed from a woodcut.
- the dark side of Mystic vision: Shadow Vision
can simulate effects like volumetric shadows cast under dark, animated
clouds. It casts rays of
darkness from the dark regions of the image or animation frames.
- dark diffusion, the counterpart to light
diffusion, is a photographic effect filter. It spreads dark
pixels into the neighboring brighter regions of the image.
- Particle brushes: Age-decrementing for more
realistic branches to twigs, thinning roots, funky hair and fur, etc...
by reducing their lifespan and sizes while you paint
This release makes PD Pro a
animation system for video, post work on 3D CGI, special effects for
games or traditional
animation and animated digital painting especially when
used together with the many other tools, brush
techniques and filters.
For more details, examples, illustrations and animations, visit
The 4.1 update is available as a free download
to legitimate users of PD Pro 4 from here:
*** Price Changes on
Upgrades to PD Pro 4
TheBest3D.com also announced that the upgrade from v3 to v4 of PD Pro,
previously priced at the introductory $35, will be changing on Monday,
June 25, at which point it
will be increased to $49. The full version of PD Pro 4 remains at
$119 for single quantities.
Upgrade pricing for going from PD 2, PD Particles and PD Artist will
also slightly change and will be shown at www.thebest3d.com/pdpro/sales
*** Press Contacts
For Press inquiries, bundle offers, OEM inquiries and NFR copies
to arrange a review please contact Philip Staiger:
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