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lovely relaxing music
by eMaya's Jose Luis Suazo
while reading this
issue of our newsletter:
(Walking on Water)
by Jose Luis Suazo
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Perfect for waffling and experimenting with art
The Dogwaffler of the Moment #22 - belated September
Hello wafflers and
howlers, dabblers and dreamers.... here's another
impromptu, belated and sporadic quick blast with news from
Project Dogwaffle and all things related to colorful
Ok, let's get started...
Last month we announced the second flavor of PD Pro 6-based
PD Artist 2. At $79, this is a great bargain, especially
when you don't do animations and don't feel like paying $159
for the full PD Pro 6 product that includes animation
support, aka PD Howler. (note that it does support
animations in the brush - animbrushes - and you can still
directly load an AVI file into the custom brush, for example
a looping Poser walk sequence to paint across a still image
background. Great for those time-snap captures like
skateboard or surf board artists!
However, many of us wafflers are also animators, and we deal
more and more with video, so there's an increased need and
interest in the features that PD Howler offers over PD
Artist 2. Both are based on the same PD Pro 6 core engine.
PD Howler just goes further, adding animated filters and the
Animation features in the Animation menu: Timeline editor,
Frame editing, Brush keyframer, STroke player, Exposure
sheet, Frame Painter and many other tools, even support of
3rd-party tools, plugins or add-ons like from Pixelan:
AnyFX for PD.
The 40 - 40 Sale:
40 days @ 40 percent off
This sale is good for the following products on our BMTmicro
- PD Howler 1 (Full PD Pro 6) - regular price $159,
special offer: $95.40
#18360017 - PD Pro 5.1b - special offer $59.40
#18360011 - PD Pro 4.0 (with free update to
4.1) - special offer $29.40
#18360007 - PD Pro 3.5 (free update to 3.7) - special
offer $17.40 (regular
To make it more reachable and possible for you to waffle at
full speed with PD Pro 6, and/or to create animations with
Howler or PD Pro 5 or 4, we've launched a special promotion
for all products that support animation: The 40-40 sale.
Announced 40 days before Halloween, it includes a 40%
discount off the full price, good for 40 days. (expiring the
day after Halloween which is October 31st).
|The Labor Day sale
is over.... but the savings and other promo
beware of the 13th
hour - and don't let this one slip away!
BOOctober 40 Revolution
Halloween Frenzy: 40 days to boo day?
40 days, 40
It's time to get animated. If you're looking to
go beyond digital painting, if you want to make
animations or work with video, look for PD Pro
3/4/5/6 - PD Howler at the top.
40% off coupon good through October 31st
order here: good
with purchase of these product IDs:
Already have PD Pro? Use this timeless classic:
add the spooky
eerie scary clock - beware of the 13th hour!
To learn more: www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/sales/special_promos.html
from our newsletter
with PD Howler:
the english gentleman:
Want to help kids
who need help?
A Reason To Survive
3D presents: A September to Remember
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Fast 3D sketching, colormap, bumpmap and
displacement map painting and digital &
Curvy 3D v2
the fun & intuitive way to
...it's not modeling, it's better:
Great for Fantasy Art, Concept Art & 3D
Design, making 3D props, ...
Special discount coupons available for users
of Project Dogwaffle! (ask us)
Need some breathing space? Breathe into a new dimension -
breathe into 3D
available on Mac:
(re)Introducing Curvy 3D v2
now for Windows AND Mac too!
(buy one license, install on two OSes)
Curvy 3D version 2 for Windows came out first, now there's
a second edition, version 2 for Mac has been shipping for
a few weeks.
The version for Windows also has a bridged connection to
Project Dogwaffle, allowing you to make changes to images
in PD such as bump maps and displacement maps and see them
immediately affect the geometry in Curvy when transferred,
no need to save and open files.
While the Mac version doesn't enjoy this luxury, it's
still a very powerful 3D modeler, and at this price,
what's not to like?
If you didn't know: Curvy 3D is being produced by a game
developer in the UK named SImon at Curvy3D.com - you can
also learn much about it and especially how to use it with
Dogwaffle at our Curvy pages:
Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with
it. I guarantee that if you thought you could never learn,
yet alone afford 3D sculpting tools to complement your
Dogwaffle art with another dimension, this will prove you
wrong, and you'll be happy it does.
The creator of Curvy 3D also develops games, and you will
see many models, characters, props and sceneries that were
created in his own tools right in his games at Aartform
If you also use other popular tools such as Carrara, Poser,
Hexagon, Bryce, DAZstudio and even higher-end products for
3D animation and gamedev, I'm sure that Curvy will be an
important part of your design pipeline as soon as you start
playing with it.
Note that an earlier version (1.6) of Curvy 3D is also
included in the Cool Creative Bundle at http://www.thebest3d.com/cool-creative-bundle
Be sure to show your 3D creations on your forums, blogs and
social media connections. It's time to brag - in 3D!
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|We've decided to sponsor an
online magazine, called CG Arena. This uis a great
publication with a wide variety of graphics topics. Be sure
to look for it at
and please consider subscribing, participating in forums and
providing them with feedback. There's a great e-Zine in the
freebies section, and much more to explore and learn.
Over the months, we'll try to add content in form of
tutorials there too, so there's sure to be some Dogwaffle
Upcoming Events and Shows
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a few events that might interest you. They're in the San
Diego area, however you could plan on attending some of
these, which are monthly events, if you ever plan on
spending a vacation or a business trip to Southern
October 9: The
Fashion & Design show:
Thread Show, by Elle Communications
Also October 9:
marking the return of a very popular swap meet / computer fair, the
San Diego Computer Show. Parking is free.
by Paul Martinez
October 16: And by
the same organizer - a monthly event that is 8 years
in the making, and nobody seems to know about this best kept
little secret: if you can't wait another year for the next
San Diego Comicon, you don't have to wait no longer: The San
Diego Mini Con is here.
also by Paul Martinez
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... will make ....
... your heads spin!
Here's an artist who's recently come across Dogwaffle,
though it doesn't show yet. But his 3D art is so stunningly
realistic, you can only wonder what will happen when he
starts adding particle brushes and other touchups to his
already perfect renders:
Shlomi Mallachi ART 3D ===> SMART3D
Shlomi Mallachi is a self-taught, long-time user of
Amapi 3D for design modeling and has used Bryce and now
mostly uses MAXON's Cinema4D for texturing and rendering. He
focuses on two specialties: industry styling & design
for one, and architectural reconstructions for the other.
See his recent collection of watches, perfume bottles and
fancy hats or masks:
Even more amazing: see his wind mills, castles, light houses
or vacation retreats and other scenic vistas, usually
involving some kind of house or palace. These multi-million
(polygons!) homes are breath taking, to say the least.
Modeled in Amapi, rendered in
His most important project ever, pictured above:
reconstructing Schloss Neuschwanstein in Bavaria, Germany
modeled in Amapi,
rendered in Bryce
Brighton by the Sea
The Cool Creative Bundle
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PD Pro, howling
|PD Pro 4 is being offered with a few other tools
for creative artists.
This is a bundle called the Cool Creative Bundle,
available at www.CoolCreativeBundle.com
in the bundle?
Folks, this is over $650
worth of software (if purchased separately), fully legit,
and it's being offered for just $59. This is a great gift
for a family member, a young artist who's discovering
there's more to computers than Facebook and WOW. Plus, a
portion of proceeds goes to two charities. Most
importantly, even though these are not the latest versions
of these tools, they are fully supported, and you are
fully entitles to purchase their respective discounted
upgrades to more recent version(s) when available.
- PD Pro 4 (Project Dogwaffle Professional)
- Pixarra Twistedbrush Pro Studio (2D Paint)
- Curvy 3D (a 3D modeler) - includes a plug to PD Pro(!)
- Genetica 3 Basic (Texture Creation tool)
- The Works of DJ d'Artagnan (royalty-free music for
your multimedia and game projects)
- Archipelis Designer 2 (3D modeler)
- Texture Anarchy (as a PS plugin)
- AnyFX for PD (professional video effects by Pixelan)
- DAP - Digital Auto Painter - marvellous!
In the coming months I
hope to show more tutorials that highlight how to work
with these great tools, either by themselves, or with
Dogwaffle. Stay tuned for more!
Thank you again for your trust and support and
for using Project Dogwaffle. We wish you happy
painting, animating, sketching, modeling and sculpting
with Project Dogwaffle and any related tools and
-Philip Staiger and Team
TheBest3D.com - beyond
And you can still
get PD Particles, PD Artist or PD 2 for free with
else is willing to pay for your copy of
PD Particles, if you buy something from
them first - and there are many products
and services to choose from!
afford Project Dogwaffle v2
else is willing to pay for your copy of
Project Dogwaffle, if you buy something
from them first - and there are many
products and services to choose from!
else will pay for your copy of PD
Artist, if you buy something from them
first - and there are many products and
services to choose from!
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