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Philip & TheBest3D
Philip Staiger is the founder and owner
and authorized reseller and partner/co-developer of
Project Dogwaffle, including PD Artist, PD Particles
Howler. He also resells or simply likes to use and
promote other 2D and 3D art creation tools.
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. Phil also has several years experience in the security software (ESET) and translation software industry (SYSTRAN, including Systranlinks for automatic website translation). 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.
If you would like Phil to present Project Dogwaffle to you, your team, a user group or school or other organization, or to hold a training seminar, please don't hesitate to contact him. Philip is multi-lingual and loves to educate you about Project Dogwaffle in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and other languages.
Phil loves to teach and train you on Carrara, Dogwaffle and other tools which allow you to create special fx and Hollywood-style magic right on your home computer. He has run and organized live webcasts for solar eclipses. He also has taught seminars at Anaheim's Anime Expo, at OASIS, the San Diego Computer Fair, and numerous tradeshows and computer clubs.
| About Dan
& Project Dogwaffle
Dan Ritchie is the creator and brainchild of Project Dogwaffle and PD Pro Digital painter. He is the programming department. For a more in-depth description of why and how Dogwaffle came about, read his welcome message.
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 Dogwaffle. 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 exciting sci-fi productions involving 3D animations and special fx.
Dan has a blog at http://danritchiehowler.blogspot.com/
Dan also has a brief site here with occasional special promotions:
In fact if you're interested in sponsoring and supporting Dan, with donations to help him keep a roof over his head at night and food once a day in his tummy, from an artist to a starving artist with love, he will say more than one prayers for you. (There is a Donation box link on the bottom of that page there). Thanks for spreading the word, thanks for helping, and God bless you!
And thanks again for waffling! so there. You can learn more about Dan on his personal site at squirreldome.com
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