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PD Pro 5.1

  "Symmetrical Computer Stuff Happening ...."

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Here are some of the features currently under development for v5.1
Highlights of version 5.1

  • Some requests from users of version 5 have been integrated into version 5.1
  • Zooming has been improved. There's now a zoom bar on the context strip. Also, zooming functions a little different and more intuitively when the canvass is in a maximized state. Also, using the keyboard shortcuts to zoom in and out would pop the canvass out of its maximized state.
  • Some bugs have been addressed in the exposure sheet that would cause a crash or unexpected behavior with stereo samples. SOme of the new tools are also accessible through the exposure sheet: Audio recording, Frame painter
  • There are numerous new medias.
  • HOT! There are new options under the symmetry tool menu, which has been moved near to the pressure tools. The new options include mirror horizontal and vertical modes. These let you paint in real time while seeing a symmetrical mirror image. The new modes work with more that just drawing, so that you can do symmetrical effects on particles, and filters too.
  • We've done some fine tuning to the interface so things fit a little better on various screen sizes including wee little netbooks at 1024x600 and big O' screens of 1600x900 or so.
  • Particles and bristle brushes are now accessible from the media browser.
  • Windows positions are stored and retrieved for panels that are tacked, including the brush settings panel and particles panel.
  • There's now a media category for 'paint on alpha'
  • The program should provide a warning now if a high precision timer is not available for animation playback.
  • Included a newer lua just-in-time compiler.
  • HOT! There's a button for "brush preview". When using Custom (image based) brushes you now get a pretty good idea of where it's going to stamp down as you get ready to paint with it.
  • Smear mode (and paint smear) has been overhauled so it doesn't gradually get darker and darker.
  • "Might" have fixed bug with brush strokes being drawn from bottom of screen (while anim painting, for example, or when zoomed in our out)
  • "Might" have fixed a crash when resampling an image up (say 2x) (not related to crash when resampling with layers)
  • More great new features(!)related to the Exposure Sheet for character animation and Lip Synching, audio recording and such. See the tutorials for samples coming soon.
  • Audio Recorder has been added to quickyl record voice bits into Wave files. The audio recorded can be accessed from the killer plugins panel (Misc category) and also from the Moth plugin (aka the Exposure sheet). (tutorials)

  • Frame Painter was added also to further support the creation of animations.

    Frame painter works great with short anims, say just one or two frames, that you want to turn into longer animations such as dialogues. Imagine you have 3-4 frames of various poses from a speech or dialogue, and you convert this into a lively animation that is seconds long at 30fps. Plus, it makes your still frames come to life with automatic wiggle mode(!) (tutorials)

We reserve the right to remove features if they are deemed unstable or otherwise unfinished.
A fancy pattern generator for rugs?
combining transform filters with mirror mode leads to all kinds of surprising effects

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a fancy rug pattern generator?

A brief tutorial intro to Symmetrical mode with an early dev version
(slight glitches, have been fixed since :-)
another example:

more examples of textures created with filters, brushes and symmetry modes enabled:



Le Royal, pattern design made possible by Project Dogwaffle Professional 5.1 Staiged Glass - texture design made in PD Pro 5.1
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