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Newsletter #65

PD Artist 9 is here!


...hello Puppy Ray!          

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The above image was rendrered in Puppy Ray, currently under development for Dogwaffle 9

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- PD Artist 9.0 is here
- PD Howler 9.0 on sale through October
- Puppy Ray on Windows XP - the patch
- new videos & tutorials
- Slideshow of 9.0 images

 PD Artist 9.0 is here

PD Howler 9 was released a few weeks ago.  We now also have released the Artist edition.

PD Artist 9 is a subset of PD Howler. It lacks the extensive animation features and video tools, but on the other hand, it is significantly cheaper. PD Artist 9 is made for those who don't animate, and who don't want to pay for features you won't want to use. If you later want to upgrade to Howler in order to add the ability to work on animations, you can do that too.

PD Artist is made for painting and rendering on still images. But the brush system still does actually support animbrushes. You can still use it to load an AVI file or an image sequence directly to the custom brush system, making it an anim brush. And you can then paint with that animbrush like with other regular and particle brushes over the single image that's in your main image buffer, or onto one of its layers, or the swap image buffer.

To learn more about the Artist edition:

*****  October sale!   ******

PD Artist normally is priced at $39. We're currently offering it with a strong discount: You price is just $29! And you don't need a discount coupon, this price is automatic. This sale expires after Halloween. Scary, huh?

Of course, if you do have an earlier version, such as PD Artist 8 or 7, you might get an even better deal to upgrade to PD Artist 9. Use your discount coupon or contact Philip at to request yours. To speed things up, please tell us in your email which version of PD Artist you have and where you bought it. You'll get to buy the full installer of v9, so you can install it on a newer PC too.

You can order PD Artist here:


 PD Howler 9.0 on sale through October

While we're at it: We're also putting the Howler edition on sale. The regular price is $89. The current price through October is $79.

You can order PD Howler here:

Again, there is no coupon needed for this purchase, but if you have an additional discount coupon, such as to upgrade from v8 or earlier versions, use it and click 'Recalculate' in the order form to see your final price.

 Puppy Ray on Windows XP - the patch

If you're still on Windows XP and have been trying to use Puppy Ray with your PD Howler 9 or Artist 9, you know that there was a problem. It didn't work.

It's been fixed, and the fix comes in the form of a new dll file.

Look here for details:

Look there for "Fix for Puppy Ray under Windows XP"
Click the link, it will give you a full description of how to proceed in order to replace your existing dll file with the patched replacement file.

Again, this is only for Windows XP. Do not use this dll if you're on Vista, Windows 7 or 8.

 new videos & tutorials

Here is a video that was recently posted on our YouTube channel. We hope it relaxes:

And here's one that shows what it looks like when you change some of the parameters in Puppy Ray:


 Slideshow of 9.0 images

 We have updated the slideshow of Dogwaffle 9.0. Look here to watch and enjoy:
 If you prefer to browse through it on dropbox, here's another view:
 You'll recognize a bunch of images there that were rendered in Puppy Ray. In some cases, the background skydome that was used in the rendering was itself also from a prior Puppy Ray or 3D Designer rendering! It is fun to combine new art by combining prior art.
 But, there are also a few cute critters that were created with the help of those new toon brushes, aka 3D Stickers, included with Howler 9 or available for free download, in some cases even for non-Dogwaffle use, i.e. they are generic PNG's and you're free to use them in your other graphics programs! Examples:
We hope that these toon brushes by Michel Agullo can bring a little sunshine into your life!
Learn more about Michel here:

As always, thanks for waffling and howling!


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What's in
PD Pro 9?

Very Cool!
3D Stickers' are images included with PD Pro 9 - new image stamps as animated custom brushes

                      stickers are coming to Dogwaffle!


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