Groundbreaking Software for Painting Masterpieces on a Budget
How would you like to paint masterpieces using your computer? Well, I have discovered the groundbreaking software for painting masterpieces on a budget. I have been involved with the digital graphics & printing industries since the early days. My expertise is in all forms of color digital printing. But what good is digital printing if you do not have great graphics? I discovered this pioneering software a few years ago. Unlike Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw, this innovative software DOES NOT require extensive training in order to produce awesome digital paintings & 3D landscapes. Better still, this software is inexpensive. What is it called? The software is called Project Dogwaffle Howler.
Project Dogwaffle Howler?
I know. Project Dogwaffle Howler sounds like the name of a CIA Black OPS mission during the Cold War. Project Dogwaffle is the brainchild of Dan Ritchie & Philip Staiger. Before we go on further, I want to tell you a little about these 2 digital geniuses.
Dan Ritchie is the creator and mastermind of Project Dogwaffle and PD Pro Digital painter. He is the programming department. Dan has been known amongst the 3D community for making plugins for 3D tools such as Lightwave 3D as well. Some of his plugins were later integrated into Howler. He has worked in 3D animation on special effects at Foundation Imaging and other fine production studios on projects like Star Trek Voyager, Starship Troopers, and other sci-fi productions involving 3D animations and Special FX. In other words, Project Dogwaffle Howler was born out of Dan’s movie industry experiences.
Philip Staiger is the founder and owner of TheBest3D.com, an authorized reseller and partner/co-developer of Project Dogwaffle, PD Artist, PD Particles and PD Pro Digital Painter and the all new PD Howler. Philip has partnered with Dan Ritchie on many aspects of developing, promoting and marketing Project Dogwaffle. He has worked for 30+ years in the 3D industry too, with graphics hardware designers (Megatek, Digital Equipment Corporation) for use in CAD, simulation and visualization, and software (Template Graphics Software, Eovia) for 3D modeling and animation. He holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Swiss Federal Polytechnic Institute (EPFL), has programming and scripting experience, is fluent in several languages, but also has an insatiable admiration for art and the tools to create and communicate.
Is PD Howler Really User Friendly?
We will get into the different versions, features, & prices in a moment. But first I want to demonstrate what a PD Howler beginner can produce. This amazing software is for the art novice and the professional artist. Unlike other complicated programs, PD Howler (and its sister versions) empowers a beginner to quickly create beautiful, enjoyable digital paintings. Below are the first 2 paintings I created with PD Howler. It did not take days nor weeks to learn how to paint 3D landscapes. Although I have been in digital multimedia for 30+ years, I would not consider myself a professional artist. But I had a blast creating these 2 paintings and am quite happy with the results. If you are a beginner, you will find real joy creating digital paintings with PD Howler. If you are a professional artist, PD Howler will turbo charge your artistic endeavors!
The many incredible features in PD Howler include its unique tools, such as realistic foliage painting and scenery rendering. Project Dogwaffle is based upon the concept of particles and particle-empowered tools. When you paint foliage…. well the best way to explain it is that you digitally grow the trees & flowers! The software includes a tremendous number of particle brushes for any foliage you can think of. In addition, you can create your own custom brushes. But believe me, the word brush does not do justice to this powerful feature. It is more like real-time digital cloning. I could go on and on regarding this incredible software but I will have to create another post just to cover PD Howler in detail. Simply stated, PD Howler is not only packed with high powered technology, but it’s also easy and fun to use. Project Dogwaffle is truly groundbreaking software for painting masterpieces on a budget.
First, An Awe-Inspiring Video
To gain a real appreciation for PD Howler and her sisters, you must watch this video. In May I was telling my nephew Ryan, a professionally trained artist, about PD Howler. He was a bit skeptical. So over the phone I directed him where to watch a stunning demonstration via the internet. Once he started watching this video, he was so shocked I think if he could he would have jumped through the airwaves to shake me. So sit back and watch the video, you will not regret it! Again, the video is 10 minutes long but you will witness the full power of PD Howler.
A Closer Look at Project Dogwaffle
Project Dogwaffle comes in 3 versions: PD Particle, PD Artist, & PD Howler. All 3 versions are available as downloadable free trials. In addition, the Project Dogwaffle team has provided a wealth of on-line tutorials in support of their consumers. But here is a brief rundown on the versions. Be sure to be sitting down before you read the prices (they’re that low!)
Howler is a media suite in one program. Natural media painting, video, animation, 3D and visual effects are all featured within Howler. The artist can create cinematic visual FX in a familiar painting environment. While delivering breakthrough real-time performance, PD Howler furnishes professional grade Greenscreen – rotoscoping – timeline – 3D, match moving, motion estimated retiming and dropped frame repair…
Artist is a fast and powerful paint program. Love the painting power of Howler, but don’t need the animation tools? For you, there is PD Artist. What is PD Artist? In a few words. it is simply Howler, minus the animation menu. Perfect for those who do not need the animation specific tools. It’s a full featured, dedicated painting and image manipulation tool.
Particle is a fast and light paint program based on Howler that is optimized for tablets and desktop computers alike. This program provides natural media painting, extensive brushes and many filters. PD Particle is even simpler and easier to learn. Everything is at your fingertips – no wading through exhaustive menus.
Stay tuned. More fun awaits you!
I personally own PD Howler. Why? Because for a low price, I have the best media suite on the market. Because there is so much to say on this product, I will feature an in-depth look into PD Howler in my next post. So if you are a budding artist, art student, or professional artist please remember that Project Dogwaffle is truly groundbreaking software for painting a masterpiece on a budget. In the meantime, you can learn more about this powerful software by visiting the following links: SquirrelDome.com or TheBest3D.com.