This is issue #159 of the Dogwaffler of the Moment, our sporadic newsletter about Project Dogwaffle.
Back to School already?!?
Got some stories to tell, memories to 'draw' from?
Howler 2020 to the Rescue!
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Where to find Project Dogwaffle's PD HowlerThe home of Dan Ritchie's Project Dogwaffle: squirreldome.com
If you wish to get PD Howler or PD Artist and want your payment to benefit the developer mostly, please order from Dan directly.
PD Howler and Artist are also available where this newsletter comes from: thebest3d.com
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For example, the last v12 build was in June. If you didn't see that one and are not ready yet to upgrade to v13, let Phil know - see www.thebest3d.com/about for contact info. If you had ordered yours from Dan at Squirreldome.com please contact Dan directly.
Digital Art Competition - Memories of your Summer Vacation?
We're preparing to participate in another round of art competition hosted by Pixarra, maker of Twistedbrush. Another chance to win a free license of PD Howler.
Summer is almost over, (is it really ever?) - so the theme may have something to do with your summer vacations. We hope you had a memorable one, with lots of material to paint about!
Keep an eye on here: https://www.thebest3d.com/competition/
and here: http://www.pixarra.com/competition.html
New releases, new features- PD Howler 2020 build 23 is shipping
We have started to ship the new series - Howler 2020 is here. We also call it v13. Is 13 your lucky number?
We haven't gotten a whole lot of descriptions about it, yet, but it is loaded with new features.
And we're starting to see video tutorials and sample artwork.
More from us at https://www.thebest3d.com/2020
You can now order PD Howler 2020 at squirreldome.com and at thebest3d.com
See below for a launch promo - open to all, whether you had an earlier version or not.
Even better with a discount code when you already have used a prior version.
And see further below also for more details about what's new.
PD Howler 2020 - On Sale through Labor Day!
This is for all students and kids at heart, age 5 to 155 :-)
Regular price: $79
Discounted price: 44% off - automatic - you pay only about $44 and change
This promotion is throughout the month of August and through Labor Day, Monday September 2.
If you already have any(!) earlier version, contact us for your 50% off discount code.
The promotion also applies to earlier versions 2019 (v12) for Howler and PD Artist edition.
This is meant for those who are on tight budgets and not able to get to the latest and greatest just yet. You can upgrade later.
If you're heading back to school soon, we now how the cost of supplies may cut into your budget. :-)
New Features & Free Demo for TrialThere have been a lot of new features added in recent prior months for Howler 2019, up to late June.
and of course
for everything about PD Howler
We're starting a new page for the new 2020 series:
It is still a little in its infancy.
--- Free Demo/Trial:It does have a link to a Demo Trial version you can try for free right now:
To see what's new, visit http://squirreldome.com/WhatsNew.htm
Here are a few essentials:
Natural media painting, video, animation, 3D, visual effects
Cinematic visual FX in a familiar painting environment
Breakthrough real-time howling performance
- New media browsing experience
- Rewritten Brush Shape panel with larger brushes and easy multi-frame brush creation
- Paper textures for bristle brushes
- Improved Rub-Color painting mode for making paintings from photos
- Apply gradients to animated brushes
- Removal of many legacy brushes
- Improved selection of media
- Separate settings for paper Drybrush and Bumpiness
- Save paper with a media
- Automatic docking of stored images
- Map an image to a gradient while you adjust it in real-time
- Howler 2019 and earlier...
- Export H264 and WMV video formats
- Improved Exposure Sheet, Frame Painter and Brush TImeline.
- New freehand dotted drawing mode makes stamping easier
- Auto-magic feature replacement with Poisson Blending
- Improved blemish / feature removal, color matching
- Match the palette of one image to that of another image
- Animate with the line and circle tools
- Polar designer for texture creation
- New stamp tool
- Rewritten text tool
- Visual Recently Used Documents list
- Search and sort images by similarity
- Media browsing and histogram on the sidebar
- Physically plausible global illumination in Puppy Ray ray tracer
- Rewritten input stabilizer
- Improved curve and rotoscoping tools
If you've never read about or learned about Project Dogwaffle, you may also want to read this:
New Tutorials & Videos
As always, check here - https://www.youtube.com/user/pdhowler/playlists
A great place for new features and videos about them is here:
A look at Howler 2020, an introduction by Dan Ritchie
Howler_2020_Introduction from Dan Ritchie on Vimeo.
Improvements with Mapping to Gradients - yes it's realtime!
Rub Color Mode
Rub_Color_Mode from Dan Ritchie on Vimeo.
Brush Shapes in Howler 2020
And here's a beautiful TimeLapse by an artist, drawing a doggie (how fitting for Dogwaffle :-)
By Thimble Folio:
Painting a puppy in PD Howler 2020 (part 1 of 2)https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsIe97Cz4J0iz_sW0FiTQtg
And Last but not least, here's a few more renderings created in Howler 2020's Puppy Ray GPU
Thanks for waffling and howling! Team Dogwaffle
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