The perfect marriage:
2D to 3D in just seconds!
Just trace an
outline and see it automagically
fully textured 3D shapes for Second Life, Google Sketchup / Google
Earth, Direct X & Games, Wavefront OBJ and other popular 3D file
3D model creation and prototyping from mere images - for 3D content
creation, games, IM Avatars, SL models, 3D illustration in Photoshop(R)
now also for Mac!
Saving a Layer to File
While the layer system of PD Pro 3 and 4 is not as sophisticated as
that of other imaging programs (it doesn't support opaque layers since
there's just 24-bits per layer), there are still numerous things you
can do with it. You might for example have used a background image in a
first layer, and painted grass and foliage with particle brushes in
another layer. You might now be ready to composite this new layer's
image back into Photoshop or another application. One way to achieve
this is to quickly save the new layer to its own file, then import it
into the other application.
This free plugin is intended for such use. You have a layer to save to
a file? Easy.
You have several layers you wish to save? equally fast and easy. You
can use the 'Previous' and 'Next' buttons to advances through the
available layers and select the next one to save.
This plugin requires Project Dogwaffle Professional, i.e. PD Pro 3 or
4. It won't work on PD Artist, even though that was built upon a subset
of PD Pro 3.2, because PD Artist lacks the layering system. It also
won't work on Dogwaffle 2 or the freeware version 1.2, for the
same reason. Note that v2.1 does have some layering but still, it lacks
other features that make it impossible for this plugin to work on it.
If you see this error:
then that means you're using a version of Project Dogwaffle that
doesn't support some of the features needed by this plugin. You
should consider to upgrade to PD Pro 3 or 4, and apply the most
recent available free update patches, such as 3.7 (for v3), or 4.1 (for
v4). See patches for laters
Thereis no installer for this plugin, you just add it into the folder
where your PD Pro is installed.
Here's the plugin, get it now:
When downloading, we recommend that you don't 'open' the file from the Link
in your web
browser directly. Instead, save it
to your local hard drive, such as to the
desktop or an easily found folder such as the 'My Documents' folder.
(download and save it
in the folder mentioned below)
File details: (to check if you have the latest)
build date: January 31, 2010, 12:05:53 PM
file size: 45.5 KB (46,592 bytes)
You can then copy or move it into the PD Pro installation folder,
C:\Program Files\Project Dogwaffle Professional
by default - if that's where you installed yours, assuming PD Pro 4 full
installer was used. If you have PD Pro 3, or upgraded from PD Pro 3 to
4, yours might typically be in the PD Pro folder:
C:\Program Files\PD Pro
If you're on a 64-bit version of Windows, your folder might again be
Remember: If you had problems during installation of Project Dogwaffle
under Windows 7 or Vista, possibly because
of UAC (User Access Control),
perhaps you did the smart thing and decided to install PD Pro into your
own folder such as 'My Programs' instead of 'Program
Files' or 'Program Files (x86)' if on a 64-bit system.
Wherever your copy of Dogwaffle lives now, that's the folder
will want to put the above plugin. It will then be amongst many other
similar executables, many of which are also plugins ending in _pm.exe,
and many more other
files in that folder. Those are the plugins for the 'Misc' category in
the Plugins panel of Dogwaffle. (i.e. miscellaneous
plugins as opposed to Brush plugins, Filters, Import plugins, Export
After placing the plugin in the right folder, you should start the
plugins panel and find this plugin in the 'Misc' tab in the
miscellaneous plugins category.
You can also arrange for this plugin to start automatically whenever
you launch Dogwaffle. See 'Automatic Launch'
Plus, as usual, you can use the keyboard shortcut ''k" (killer
plugins) to open the plugins panel.