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optipustics anim with stroke player         Project Dogwaffle's particle tracing system (Optipustics) is highly customizeable. This page contains examples of what can be created with just a few strokes buy using various Dogwaffle settings. You can right-click and save the *.opt files shown here. If you copy the *.opt files into the folder where Dogwaffle is installed then you'll see that they will be recognized as optipustics presets  the next time you start Dogwaffle.  Note that some of the settings here may already be in your system, because there is a good collection of presets in the PD 1.6 release. A few additional ones shown here were posted by Dan Ritchie or others in the Dogwaffle forum at Yahoogroups which is another good source for more samples.  Finally, keep in mind that you can and are encouraged to change the many parameters to explore variants of these and create and save your own new settings. And if you find a new great preset you'd like to donate don't be shy and email it to us at dogwaffle {nospam} @ thebest3d.com along with a Jpeg image showing an example of what you can do with that setting. 




          Sometimes, changing just one little parameter value or working with different colors and opacity modulation in the color gradient can create very interesting variants. Try the Garland for instance, and change the number of splits from 4 to 7, it will make for a much more fluffy, almost furry appearance. And don't forget also that some of these are best used with animations and in combination with a brush or glow mode, even through the stroke player in order to spread the optipustics drawing effect across a number of frames (for example the fireworks settings).

How to install:

Click the link of a chosen particle setting (or right-click or select 'Save Link Target As...' or equivalent depending on your browser) to save the .opt file. Be sure to save the file into the proper folder for your version of the software:


 Software Version
  Sample Path for *.opt files (assuming default location)
 Project Dogwaffle 1.2 (free)
 C:\Program Files\project dogwaffle
 Project Dogwaffle 2.1b
 C:\Program Files\project dogwaffle
 PD Artist 1
 C:\Program Files\PD Artist
 PD Pro 3.7
 C:\Program Files\PD Pro\particles
 PD Pro 4
 C:\Program Files\Project Dogwaffle Professional\particles
 PD Particles 1
 C:\Program Files\PD Particles\Particles
more recently look for 'Howler', 'Artist' and similar subfolders.  See installation notes in Help area for PD Howler and PD Artist

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Firs by Dave:
conifer trees
                and a snowy hill

Here's a link to the Optipustics file: konifer_test.opt.zip
 or uncompressed original (text) file: konifer_test.opt

Frosted firs by Dave:


Here's a link to the Optipustics file: frosted_fir.opt.zip
 or uncompressed original (text) file: frosted_fir.opt

 





 



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Brocolly_Trails.opt
brocolly_trails.jpg

Bushy.opt
Bushy.jpg


Bushy2.opt
Bushy2.jpg


Curley.opt
Curley.jpg


DogWillow.opt
DogWillow.jpg


Fancyful.opt
FancyFul.jpg

fireworks.opt
fireworks.jpg


Garland.opt
Garland.jpg


Grass.opt
Grass.jpg


Hivey.opt
Hivey.jpg

Pine_Branches.opt
Pine_branches.jpg


piney_twigs.opt
piney_twiggs.jpg

Spiro.opt
Spiro.jpg

Spiro2.opt
Spiro2.jpg


Trees.opt
Trees.jpg


Vegitable.opt
Vegitable.jpg

WinterBranches.opt
WinterBranches.jpg


Brainy.opt
Brainy.jpg


pokeydots-moss.opt
pokeydot-moss.opt
donated by http://pokeydots.com
  LongHair.opt


The Kelly Christiansen Fall 2003 collection
KellyC_opt.zip [262 KB]

This is a zip archive containing 30+ presets by Kelly Christiansen.


waterfall.opt

(best used with
stroke player
across an animation.

The file is for
Dogwaffle 2.
Click here to see
values in
control panel

tundra_grass_fall.zip


tundra_grass_fall_2.zip
   

Burt Abreu's collection of presets
burt_presets.zip [89 kb]
read the DOTM page info

More Grass
moreGrass.zip

6 variations from the 'Grass' preset
more grass presets
variants of Grass:
  • longer
  • not thinning
  • sparse, tall and blue
  • tall tufts
  • thick and heavy
  • thin


Wierd Eye Lashes

the default preset from PD Particles 1
download: WierdEyeLashes.opt

wierd (weird) eye
                lashes






Notes on sample images: