Press Release - for Immediate Release Dan Ritchie announces MMX Support for PD Pro & an Upgrade Amnesty for Dogwaffle 2.1b hackers New speed demonstrated at SIGGRAPH BOF meeting August 4 at the LACC Santa Clarita, California, August 1st, 2005 - Dan Ritchie, author of PD Pro Digital Painter powered by Project Dogwaffle Paint and Animation software, announced that he plans to attend the BOF (birds of a feather) meeting hosted by Phil Staiger's TheBest3D.com during SIGGRAPH at the LA convention center on Thursday August 4 at 2 pm. "Since last month's 3.2 release we've been busy working on a retail version for our UK publisher, and we'll be unveiling our new MMX optimized version", said Ritchie. "I also look forward to meeting the artists who make use of Dogwaffle for their creative needs." At the BOF meeting August 4 you will see - speed optimizations, support for MMX and realtiming of filters - a new contest to celebrate the discovery of a 10th planet - new plugins from 3rd party developers There will also be raffles of software donated by DAZ and Purplus. For more information, visit http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/events.html *** Upgrade Amnesty from Dogwaffle 2.1b Dan Ritchie also announced that he's stunned by the fact that thousands of illegitimate copies of Dogwaffle v2.1b have been hacked. "We've noticed a disproportionate amount of traffic from our websites and realized there was a technique found by which a fully functional 2.1b version could be hacked.", said Ritchie. "While this is bad news in some traditional ways, we're humbled and frankly stoked that so many artists around the world have found it to be such a great software for their creative needs. So, we're planning on offering them an easy way to upgrade to version 3" During the Week of SIGGRAPH, from July 31 through August 7, a special 45% discount on the normally $45 upgrade price is being offered to anyone upgrading from v2.1b to v3. It is open to anyone who has a running full version of Project Dogwaffle 2.1b, whether legitimate or not. "We realized that for many students and artists around the globe, even $50 is a steep expense. We should know, we know how to spell 'starving artists' ourselves as we've been there time and again. In the spirit of world peace, for the promotion of the fine arts, and since we believe there are plenty of other wars going on already on this planet, we've decided to reach out, lend a hand and give anyone an opportunity to experience the power of 3 by making it more easily possible to upgrade to v3, or by inviting anyone using the freeware 1.2 or hacked v2.1b to make a small donation in support of our effort to keep the spirit of affordable paint software alive. We'd like to also point out that we do value the existence of other paint software out there, and we have named dozens of them on our website's links section. No artist should ever feel left out just because they can't afford the latest and greatest at the moment." For more information, visit http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/sales *** Free Tutorials Preview - Discovering Project Dogwaffle A new tutorial was also released as a free preview of the tutorial collection "Discovering Project Dogwaffle". It can be found at http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/tuts/DanCDtutes *** About Dan Ritchie and PD Pro Digital Painter Dan Ritchie lives in Southern California and is the author of a novel, "Silver Squirrel". He is also a 3D animator and special FX artist. PD Pro and Project Dogwaffle are the results of 8 years of software development and code optimizations. It has grown into a very fast tool for painting on stills and animations, for post-production and much more. For more details visit http://www.squirreldome.com *** About TheBest3D.com Based in San Diego, California, TheBest3D.com is partnered with Dan Ritchie to market Project Dogwaffle and PD Pro Digital Painter. It is the website host for many resources including patches, galleries, brushes and reviews as well as the freeware version, Project Dogwaffle 1.2. *** Press Contact Philip Staiger email: dogwaffle (at) thebest3d (dot) com web: http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/presszone phone: +1-858-208-7377 Copyright Dan Ritchie 1997-2005. Project Dogwaffle, PD Pro Digital Painter and Silver Squirrel are trademarks of Dan Ritchie. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners and only used for identification purposes.