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                                        paint and animate!

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Project Dogwaffle:

PD Howler
I am the best of the best! woof!

let's waffle and howl!
                                            Digital painting and

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Gargoyles descending on
                                      castle of Sion

Moon rising

Winter has arrived

Free Stickers for iMessage on your iPhone/iPad:
I am a Sticker!
but in Jamaica, I am a Sticka - Boo!

Welcome to Digital Painting, Particle brushes, 3D landscapes, Animation.

What's a Dogwaffle, you ask?
This is Project Dogwaffle:

Coming Soon:
the Impossible Partner Competition.
Bookmark us - Stay tuned...

>>> you could win a free copy of PD Howler or PD Artist

Need help getting ready for the contest? Don't have your Dogwaffle yet?

Try the free v11 Trial or the free v9 Home Learning Edition for older PCs

Or just Buy the latest and greatest - yeah, it's that cheap!
Our promise: You'll have some change left for your coffee fix ;-)

Latest news:

PD Howler 2019 (v12) build 25 is here!
If you already ordered v12 (aka 2019) of PD Howler, wait a few days to receive it from Dan if you ordered from him directly. If through our BMTmicro store, re-download it from the links in your delivery email.  If you lost it, check in the support section at If you need help, contact Phil.

Upgrades from v11 / Daz / Steam

If you have v11, you can get at least 50% off discount for upgrading with new full installer. Possibly even more if you bought it very recently, including if you bought it on Steam. Just ask us.

Need Royalty-free images for your commercial uses?  |

Partner News:

We support - Lightforms: because at the end of the tunnel, light comes in many forms. Learn more about AR (Augmented Reality), much better than DR (Demented Reality) - because in Dogwaffle's universe, DR stands for Dan Ritchie!

Hotter because it's powered by block-chain technology from ... from the brightess mathematicians, OpenSource, fast(!)...  And who doesn't like collectible toys, right?

Learn about
the coolest 3D project in hyperspace, this side of the New Year!

This is going to be for you, my dear the creative minds. No more starving artists!

 PD Howler 2019 (v12) - just US$49
PD Artist 2019 (v12) - just US$27

If you have a coupon for a discount such as for upgrading from a prior version, use it. If you don't, but you think you should, please don't hesitate to contact Phil or Dan.

                 Surprise promotion!

Through Sunday Jan.13
automagic discount - 20% off, no coupon needed.

Only for PD Artist + Howler 12 (aka 2019)

Missed it?

Stay tuned for competitions and announcements - Bookmark us!
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New! - In the spirit of a better world with open communications and transparency:
Our Next Scheduled Promotion?

PD Artist 11 - Free at last!

Only on Martin Luther King Day
January 21st
1 day only.

But, wait... there's more!
Do you know a child or friend who likes to draw?
A little Rembrandt, Renoir? Picasso or Matisse?
Set them free too!

Use this coupon : FreeAtLast

Order PD Artist 11

(be sure to enter your discount coupon in the order form after selecing PD Artist. There may be another pre-selected discount, but only FreeAtLast will give it to you for 100% off the full regular price that day of MLK holiday.)

After MLK day's free giveaway, it will give you 50% off for a few extra days.

This promo also qualifies for subsequent discounts on upgrades to newer versions and/or sidegrades to PD Howler.

Large Landscapes

Design your perfect vacation getaway with PD Howler 2019!



PD Howler 2019

8000 times HOTTER!

8k rendering - "8ktober" is here - We render 8192x8192!

details here

So you think you knew Project Dogwaffle?
10 things you probably didn't know.

Looking down the ravine of gravel and rocks, animated water in the creek below.
Can your digital painting software handle this? This is PD Howler.

                                                          down the

Free update for users of v11.x - PD Artist now shipping version v11.4 (RC136).

Free update for users of v11.x - PD Howler now shipping version v11.4 (RC134).

Plushy Whales and Snow Cones - learn more

Can you create this in your paint program?...

New! Newsletter #148 - July Surprise: Summer Splash II

Newsletter #147 - June Gloom for Father's Day

  Newsletter #146 - more landscapes

New Landscapes

Newsletter #145 - Creating Stunning Landscape Sceneries

20 Powerful Postwork Procedures with PD Howler

Creating Stunning Landscape Scenes with PD Howler

From Real-World Landscapes to Art

Bluffwalker is a DOTM

Using and experimenting with Landsat images to re-experience life's moments

Howler v11.2:

Celebrating 20 Years of Project Dogwaffle!


Beyond Digital Painting

In other words:  Is it Real? ...or is it Puppy Rayl?

Imagine: Foraminifera on Mars?

foraminifera on

Hello AniRhythm - the newest Dogwaffler of the Moment

PD Howler v11 is now also avalable at!
Learn more in Newsletter #140 - September to Remember

Discover Puppy Ray on GPU!

Hot! Landscape Tutorials and free Assets

 New to Dogwaffle? Get Started with 3D Designer!

This is not the Moon - it's my cup of morning coffee!

PD Artist 11.1 Summer Splash!  Learn More  |  Order now  | PD Howler 11.1

Read Newsletter #138 to learn more | Slideshow Updated! new!

Is it
                                                          Real, or is it
                                                          Puppy Rayl?it's not
                                                          what it looks

Virtual Cooling: global relief from regional heat waves:

Summer-Splash, the refreshingly cool free Update for Howler 11

I need this - it's so cool!

PD Howler 11.1 is here! updated!PD Artist 11.1 is here!

Don't have the latest version yet? Can't afford it just yet?

Discover: Rendering with Puppy Ray

Discover: ready, set.... woof! This is v11,... This is Axehead.

Dogwaffler of the Moment: Attila Kohl

Recent Newsletters

More recent Dogwafflers of the Moment:

Hannes Wiesendanger

Dave Devoe

Your Name Here? Discover more Dogwafflers

Got an earlier version? Contact us for a discount coupon to upgrade & save.

Enhance your Experience:

L-Systems for Dogwaffle: Sierpinski and more! New!

Discovering Puppy Ray Cool!

More free Skies for Puppy Ray

Free add-ons & plugins

 Water Caustics plugin

Normal Map plugin

 Worley Noise plugin

 How to paint Cityscapes

 Creating assets with Transparent Background

Are you a Comic Book Illustrator?

Grab our free Callouts... and make your own too!

  Do you have an earlier version? Want to upgrade? Missed the promotional discount? Are you a student or faculty member at a school and teach programming,  animation, paint, gamedev, 3D landscapes, and special effects with Dogwaffle? If you have a coupon for an even better upgrade discount, be sure to use it.
If you don't have yours or lost your coupon, contact us to request one.

Read the Latest News from our Newsletter!

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Fun with painting

PD Particles

Paint, Visual FX & 3D

PD Artist

Paint, VFX, 3D and Motion

PD Howler

gallery slideshow

Learn about v11
Order here

Learn about v11
Order here
                                                          created in PD
                                                          Howler's 3D
Priced like an app!

Beyond digital painting!
Now also on Steam!

Discover Project Dogwaffle for GameDev & Nature Painting.

Watch our Main Slideshow:

Bunnies in the

PD Howler 9.5 was a Major Milestone!

Features | What's New | Slideshow | Buy Now | Free Trial

3D Designer unleashed: Realistic and fast creation of scenic landscapes with erosion, sediments, clouds, fog, ambient occlusion shading, texturing based on elevation and slope(!) with real-time cast shadows on the GPU. Export 3D mesh as OBJ file, save the texture, height map, Zbuffer depth map, lighting maps, terrain masks (snow, rock, grass), etc...Also: Local Contrast simulates HDRI effects, Ambient Occlusion adds depth and realism to foliage particle brushes(!).  Learn more here

See and learn from more examples and tutorials on our YouTube channel: pdhowler


Watch more videos & tutorials in our pdhowler channel on YouTube

Image below: Terrain created and rendered in Howler 9.5's 3D Designer.
Sky also rendered in Howler 9.5's 3D Designer and composited into the terrain rendering.
Foliage painted with PD Howler's Particle brushes.

can your paint program do

Need a tutor?

Planning a trip to Italy, Spain, France or Germany? Want to learn Japanese or Russian?
Foreign language education

Learn a Foreign Language
Beyond digital painting -
                                      Puppy Ray, 3D Stickers, Particle
Left: Background created in Howler's Puppy Ray, foreground stamped with new Toon brushes. Right: Howler screenshot

PD Howler:
Howling Fast!

Dogwaffle! Discover your own new 3D World

PD Howler for Paint, Motion
                                      and VIsual FX

Older Slideshows:

from Mars?

Dogwaffler of the Moment

Puppy Ray for PD9 Other Products & Offers
                            by drawsattention


get it

landscape with particles
                                    brushes, painted in PD Pro 8 a recent tutorial done with
                                    Dogwaffle animated fireworks


Awesome Companions: 3D Tools to use with Project Dogwaffle:

Curvy 3D

powerful modeling with curves
                      and voxels, adaptive subdivisions

complete 3D solution,
                          does just about everything you'll ever need in


Beyond Digital Painting 

 Tutoring - 2D Tools  -  3D Tools  -  Music   -   GameDev -

3d terrain animations in
                                    Carrara, foliage, skies, planets
landscape / terrain animations in Carrara

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