Announcing the release of PD Pro 7.1 Howler
New tools for motion artists.
San Diego, CA - January 31st, 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 7.1 Howler is now available.
PD Pro 7.1 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 is specifically
made to build upon the new multi-threaded architecture we started
with 7.0.", said Ritchie,
"We've focused on adding productivity tools for video FX, adding
more motion graphics tools, things we've always wanted to have in
PD and are now easily possible."
What's New in PD Pro 7.1 Howler?
* Greatly enhanced Curve tool and animated filters:
- move existing points while in add mode
- add points anywhere along the curve (not just at the end)
- antialiased mode
- Render curve to Alpha: new Add and Subtract modes in
addition to Replace
- Stroke the brush along an animated path of the Curve tool
- Fill an animated selection across all frames (guided by
- Merge the Swap buffer against all frames using the
* Rotoscoping with Roto tools (part of the Curve tool)
- Roto tools: Set Keyframe, Delete Keyframe, Clear
- use curve as Alpha, Invert selection, Soften and Blur...
- Motion tracker assistant, to automate the curve shape
- Open(Load) and Save the path of the curve to file
- toggle visibility of the curve
* Image stabilization of shaky video
- motion smoothing or removal
- border replication or reconstruction
the camera motion
- retiming after stabilization
* Motion tracking
- part of the automation in the Curve tool to create
* Antialiasing of drawing tools (Ovals, Rectangles,...)
* New Color Curve Tool for color adjusting
* Animated Swap buffer:
- pick a dogwaffle animation file as a source of swap image
sequence, used by various filters and tools that work with the
* Faster Timeline
* Numerous miscellaneous improvements and a few bug fixes.
A detailed list with examples and videos can be accessed at www.thebest3d.com/howler/7
Pricing and Availability
PD Pro 7.1 Howler is a free update for current users of version
PD Pro 7.1 is available for purchase through the online store at
theBest3D.com - The List price is $159, and a 20%
discount is being offered through February 14, 2012. .
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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