PD Pro is affordable paint and
animation software for the PC with built-in, user-defined,
animated & fractal particle brushes and many animation and
matte painting features.
A companion to your 2D+3D web authoring
or animation tools, or as your first step into virtual art and
digital painting with mouse or tablet, it is here for you to
draw, sketch, animate and paint... almost like on the real
canvas, but without the mess, the fumes or occasional spills!
Draw Anime, enjoy nature painting, edit photos & digital
images, add special FX to CG animations and your home movies,
do professional post work, and create fantasy art. Use LUA
scripting to add or extend special fx filters! For developers
and programmers there's also a free SDK to extend PD Pro with
more filters and plugins.
There are many new features in PD Pro (Project Dogwaffle 3).
This page illustrates the use of some of them.
This is not a complete list, but it should give an idea of
what's new and why it's a new major release. There are a
number of new filters, speed improvements (e.g. with fractal
particle brushes (optipustics), and much more. A number of
significant enhancements are related to creating and working
New filmstrip mode on the animation control panel.
- Context menu pops up with additional options (right-click on
- Set in/out points for copying blocks of frames.
reverse frame sequence
You can reverse the frame sequence of your animation. For
example, if you have an animation clip showing a glass falling
down and shattering into pieces, but you really want to show
it 'backwards', use this new feature to reverse the frame
sequence. This can be a great tool as a companion for
animations made with 3D tools, perhaps based on physics
calculations. After the rendering, reversing the movie is a
New gradient tools:
the circular fill gradient has a new behavior. It lets you
center the hotspot.
There are several new fill modes. warp vert, warp both, etc.
There are fill modes for the gradient tools under the linear
There's a new Lightning fx in the linear tool! (see more
New photographic filters. These are the kinds of filters you'd
the front of a camera's lens.
New Auto adjust filter.
Lets you interactively adjust contrast and white balance.
The timeline allows filters to be applied over the frames of
an animation, even with changing parameters.
- New photographic filters and reverse fields have been added
to the set of filters available in the timeline.
- Transform now works in world coordinates.
- Speed improvements.
- Bug fixes.
New menu layout:
- Everything at your finger tips. Just browse around.
- Buffer sizer is integrated. It supports layers and animation
- Bug fix on the resize panel.
New panel for custom brush drop shadows.
- Real-time feedback on the seamless panel. You see the
resulting seamless texture tiled immediately.
PD Pro can scan multiple images into an animation. This is
great for traditional artists who have drawn their initial
concept sketches on paper and need to scan them in all
together into an animation. The frames are scanned and
resized to the size of the current buffer. A rotation can be
added, such as 90 degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise.
Particle (optipustics) and Bristle Brushes
- Much faster particles!
- Improved bristle brush tool on the optipus panel.
- tablet support for the bristle brush, including tilt (!)