The Dogwaffler of the Moment:
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issue #12 - March 2008

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Getting started with Digital
Painting on a slim budget:

PD Artist now $29!
Draw, Sketch, Animate & Paint
powered by Project Dogwaffle

into 3D: draw a shape, and see it
automatically turn it into 3D
simply trace a shape from a backdrop image, and see it turn into 3D
cool tool for rapid 3D model creation and prototyping from images

Hello wafflers, artists worldwide and users of Project Dogwaffle free edition, PD Particles, PD Artist or PD Pro - here's another sporadic issue of our newsletter about digital painting and animation with Project Dogwaffle and other related 2D&3D Graphics tools & topics:

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buy digital drawing, sketching, painting and animation software: Project Dogwaffle - beyond digital painting

More Wafflers, more Artwork, more Digital Paintings
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More artwork added to Attila Kohl's gallery - see his portrait of president Abe Lincoln and the Maori warrior if you've missed these:

Mark Hamilton lives in Grants Pass Oregon and enjoys nature painting with PD Pro:

One of his images also served as the basis of an extensive tutorial: Dark Snow - the screen saver

Jerry Jeffress has retired from the buzz and thrills of Hollywood special FX and camera magic, and now lives in Australia, where he also enjoys painting with Project Dogwaffle.


New Tutorials
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Over the last few months since the last newsletter, we have added tons of tutorials, particularly to the PD Pro section:

many new tips & tricks showing how to create fancy backgrounds and animated things.

Tutorial Collection #2: free Web Edition, new lower price
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pen and ink techniques
self protrait

Fast 3D sketching, colormap, bumpmap and displacement map painting and digital & sculpting:
Curvy 3D
the fun & intuitive way to sculpt!'s not modeling, it's better:
It's liberal sculpting!
Great for Fantasy Art, Concept Art & 3D Design, making 3D props, ...

We have released a free web edition of the tutorial collection #2, The Art of Project Dogwaffle:

free tutorials, web edition of the art of project DOgwaffle

Note that you can still purchase the original set in AVI file format and with the additional data files (Targa image format). The AVI versions can be viewed at higher resolution, depending on what your media player lets you do with it. 
glazing techniques with watercolor
While the paid tutorial wasn't very high priced to begin with, we felt it would be a nice way to inspire more new wafflers and starving artists to try some of the techniques shown in this tutorial collection.
perspective techniques
We're also lowering the price of the full version from $29 down to just $15.

Intro to animation

painting cloth

3D News: Great deals on Carrara and Poser 6 > top <  
Carrara 3D Basics 2 on sale

Inventory Blowout Sale:
Poser 6 on sale
Poser 6 (boxed!) at lowest prices:
for MacOs or Windows

Poser + Carrara
+ Project Dogwaffle

A few years ago, Purplus was helping starving artists get their hands on legitimate copies of Carrara Studio 3 and 4, or Carrara 3D Basics., through inventory blowout sales at very affordable prices. If you've never done any 3D but always wanted to get started with a 3D program that's fun and powerful and yet also very affordably priced, your time has come: Carrara 5 and 6 (Standard and Pro) are again available at Purplus, as well as Carrara 3D Basics and Carrara 3D Express. And some of these are as low as $19 - the price of PD Particles!.

This is a great opportunity to add a 3D aspect to your artwork. You can use it for simple things like creating shaded, rendered objects as simple as spheres and cubes, or very sophisticated 3D models of amazing realism and complexity, and use such renderings as images in your custom brushes or animated brushes. We will be showing some ideas and tutorials on this.

In the meantime, if you're interested in Carrara or know another artist who is, check out this site:

Here's a tutorial using Carrara & Project Dogwaffle together:

There are many other examples through the tutorials and what's possible sections of PD. Carrara is undoubtedly one of the best companions for Project Dogwaffle!

Poser 6 is also available through Purplus, and again at great savings: - look for Poser 6 at around $75

Free shipping in the US is available for order over $50. Purplus ships from California, so you may even avoid sales tax if you're in a different state.

many 3D models included!

your weekend getaway!
Create new landscapes, then paint over them or to post work

animated lava texture in a static 3D scene
Carrara together with PD Pro (animated lava flow texture)

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New lower prices for PD Artist and Project Dogwaffle 2.1
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As announced in late January, the price for PD Artist has been lowered from $39 to $29

The price for Project Dogwaffle 2.1 has been lowered from $59 to $29 also

For general information on Project Dogwaffle, click here:

For information about PD Artist, click here:


Beach 01
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Also related:

tBDW: a ThinBasic scriptable interface to Project Dogwaffle

Two new Plugins are available for users of Project Dogwaffle 2 or PD Pro 3 and 4

Scale Horizontally, Scale Vertically

These plugins scale the Main buffer's image, horizontally or vertically, and relative to the center of the image buffer. They also scale the alpha channel if there is one.
Note: Made for and briefly tested with PD Pro 4.1 - should also work with PD 2.1, PD Pro 3.5 and the freeware v1.2

For these and more free plugins and add-ons:

 For 3rd-party plugins, from other developers,:

Lua Scripting News > top <  

an example of using a Lua filter in Project Dogwaffle

Ken Carlino of Twistedbrush adds Lua Scripting support in Pixarra Studio Pro!

Another digital painting program has added support for Lua scripting based on the gluas specs from the plugin originally created for the GIMP.

You may thus over time find new filters and special FX add-ons, created in Lua for Pixarra Studio Pro, that should also work with Project Dogwaffle Professional (PD Pro 3 or 4) or with ArtWeaver and the GIMP, all of which support Lua scripting based on gluas.

For a more complete list and other information about Lua scripting, click here:

Lua logo

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