Hello again. Here's a new edition of our
newsletter, this time with news about a 3rd-party
plugin for PD Pro 8 called AnyFX PD made by
Pixelan, and a sneak preview of PD Pro 8.1. Oh and
a bunch of new tutorials and a music / video
Pixelan's AnyFX for PD 8
Through the month of September and October, we are
running a special promotion with Pixelan. This is
a company that makes plugins for various popular
and high-end video and image editing programs,
such as Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Vegas
Video and more. See their complete lineup of tools
at Pixelan's website:
One of their product lines is called AnyFX. It
contains numerous filters and creative tools to
modify both still images as well as animated
sequences (video). For example, it includes
awesome Rain and Snow filters. The main website
for AnyFX is:
As you can see, the official price for AnyFX for
PD is $24. They may be running a promotion at $19
on their ordering shopping basket. But if you
order PD Pro 8 from us, you can have it for free.
Plus, they may also send you discount offers to
save on orders for AnyFX or other tools they make
that work on other popular video editing and image
tools, should you be interested.
As mentioned, AnyFX is available for PD Pro 8 (and
some earlier versions). In fact, it has been
included as one of the tools with the Cool
Creative Bundle (CCB) (http://www.CoolCreativeBundle.com).
If you have never heard about the CCB, read more
- it now includes PD Pro 5.1b!
To celebrate this new release of AnyFX for PD8,
we're offering you a free copy of AnyFX for PD if
you order PD Pro 8 (Artist or Howler edition) from
us directly between September 1st and October
31st. Learn more about this promotion here:
Installation Video and getting started:
Here is a video that shows how to install and
start using AnyFX for PD:
rain or snow flurries with Pixelan's AnyFX for
If you do get to use AnyFX with PD, please don't
be shy, show us what you're doing, post samples on
There are again a few more tutorials here:
Here are recent additions:
Lens Flares and Halos:
(adding animated glows and lens
flares to a 3D animation)
PD Artist 8 Installation and Getting Started
Toned Canvas (the lost acorn tutorial)
If you like any of these, please mention or repost
them on your Facebook and other social media.
A little tweet can go a long
PD Pro 8.1 is coming!
We're putting the finishing
touches on version 8.1, which will be a free
update for users of 8.0.
You can read what's going to change or what's
new in 8.1 here:
Here are just the first 5 points: (there are
many many more)
- The quicker color picker
(activated by pressing the space bar) now
has a quick media bin where you can
quickly store a couple of medias for rapidly
switching back and forth.
- There's a new tool to alter the
pressure to your comfort level when
using a stylus device (graphic tablet) such
as a wacom tablet. No more sore wrists
because of having to press too hard. No more
frustration because of having it be too
sensitive. Easily re-calibrate the
sensitivity right inside the application,
anytime you want to change it.
- The toolbar now operates in a
sidebar instead of a floating panel by
default. You can still also float it
at any time. The toolbar now defaults
to single column if it fits and
automatically adjusts to double-column
otherwise (such as when you have a very low
- The layers panel is now sizable on
- There is a New noise removal tool.
The 'Iterative median' filter has
been repurposed from the convolution menu
into a full iterative noise-reduction
filter, and now lives in the noise menu.
This may be great for camera pictures in low
lighting or high film ASA setting, and other
scenarios. Note: 'iterative median' was
originaly an academic 'proof of concept' to
prove that an iterative median isn't all
that beneficial. A threshold box/tent
filter is now employed by default, which is
great at removing low amplitude noise.
Keep an eye on that
above-mentioned link, you may want to
bookmark it. We'll be adding screenshots,
samples and more. You may already have seen
some of the new interface features in some
of the recent tutorials.
3D Mountain Fly-throughs
The Carrara, Dogwaffle and
JLS Music Project
You may have seen some new animations in our
YouTube channel, which show videos of mountain
scenes. We're using Carrara, one of our
favorite 3D applications, to create and render
3D scenes of mountains and foliage and skies.
We're also occasionally adding post FX with
Dogwaffle, and there will be more wafflinf and
holing over time, including AnyFX for PD.
We're flying the camera through all this, and
assembling various such rendered clips in
Power Director, a great video editing tool.
We're then adding a soundtrack with music from
JLS - Jose Luis Suazo. Jose is a musician in
Honduras, and we're creating these videos to
help him with his live concert appearances. If
you're able to attend one of his concerts, you
may see these videos there on bigscreen.
Here are two we've completed so far, more are
Raven Hunter - Cazzador del Cuervo
Look for more to come in our youtube
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