This is issue #114 of the Dogwaffler of the Moment, a sporadic, artsy newsletter for and about users of Project Dogwaffle.
Happy New Year - Are you Ready for 2016?
here is another update from the "Dogwaffler of the Moment", our sporadic newsletter about digital painting and animation as well as visual effects and 3D creativity with Project Dogwaffle's PD Howler, PD Artist and PD Particles. You can see and learn more about the newsletter in prior, recent online editions, with added images and links to related videos, tutorials, free content and ideas, tips and tricks, and lots more. Start here to see all past newsletters:
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As the year comes to an end, we prepare for the new release of v10, coming in a few short weeks.
Pre-Ordering Howler v10
As mentioned in the prior issue of our newsletter, We're getting now very close to releasing PD Howler 10. We're still offering a discount for pre-ordering it, with best discount for upgrading from v9.6. After the release we'll continue to offer a discount, albeit a slightly lesser one. So if you want to save on your upgrade or purchase, be sure to pre-order it.
To pre-order, go here:
If you need a new discount coupon for upgrading, or if you have any other questions, please contact us
If you don't feel you're ready yet for v10, but perhaps wish to get into painting with PD Artist, or painting and animating with PD Howler 9.6, check them for current promotions too.
New Tutorials & Videos
New Music Video has a short segment done with PD Howler:
This music video was created by animator and graphic artist Philippe Léonard, for the song "Nous serons des milliers" (We will be thousands) by Sébastien Lacombe, a Canadian musician. Here is a link to the video: https://youtu.be/UL8YEDYQGKc
At around 2 minutes and 10 seconds into the video, you see a scene in which a farmer hops on a tractor and drives forward to the left. A bush of foliage is following in from the right, which was created in PD Howler.
Here is a screenshot that shows the making of the foliage in PD Howler.
The image below shows it being used in Anime Studio.
To listen to more of Sébastien's music, follow his Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrt-sVgEc6Mqu-9oEI0datQ
To learn more about the artist/animator, check Philippe Léonard's website: www.philippeleonard.com or www.philippeleonard.ca
Under water with PD Howler 10
This shows a few animations done with Pupy Ray in which the sky is also animated, not just the coloration on the ground. The color animation on the ground is coming from a stored animation that's selected to be the animated swap image. The elevation map can independently be static or animated too. Furthermore, in v10, the sky can also be an animation of its own. In this case we used the same as the stored animation showing in the swap image. This reinforces the perception of correlated animations above and below.
The looping wavelets that you see at the very beginning were animated in Howler too.
How to reverse just a subset of a clip
Sometimes, you'll be working on a clip in which a few frames should be reversed, but not the whole clip. This shows some techniques to reverse the order of just a subset of the frames in a video sequence.
Howler 10 came from outer space too
We create a sphere, we emboss some text onto it, and render it in a 3D animation and composite it against another animation of space clouds.
Merry Christmas 2015 - dreaming of snowy peaks and mountainscapes
New landscapes modeled in 3D Designer, and a finishing touch with snow fall.
And that's it, for now.
Thanks for waffling and howling! And a Happy New Year!
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