This is issue #175 of the Dogwaffler of the Moment (DOTM), our sporadic newsletter about Project Dogwaffle.

   January 2021 --- Howler 2021.3 is Build 85

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What's new?

Be safe, be healthy, be creative!


January 2021: PD Howler 2021.3 is out --- based on Build 85


    Another year, another build.  Right? Wrong!  Well, not exactly.
    We have had many updates and builds over the months since the initial release.
    Howler 2021 startes shipping in July 2020. We're now at build 85 and we also call it Howler 2021.3

    Here are some recent additions, new features, bug fixes, enhancements and also the start of a new feature: audio on animation track:
    It's all about more performance, working on large images, and changing the tools for the way people are working today.

       (bokeh blur produces those hexagonal/octagonal lens flares/blooms you see in shallow depth of field photographs.
   Interested in more details? Learn more here:

Tutorials and Sample Videos

With had numerous(!) new videos posted to our youtube channel. 

The Daily Dose

Here's one example:

A brushed metal look with the radial blur on GPU:

The next
is not about a new feature, but if you missed it: Puppy Rayu has a bunch of sky presents, and you can add your own, even animated slies

Here's an animation created in Howler: (with animated sky)

terrain1 01032021 m2 - created and rendered in PD Howler 14 (2021)



Just One More - royalty free & free Elevation Maps

Last but not least, we have started to collect and post elevation maps here - free and royalty free elevation maps you can use to learn, practice and produce.

These are provided as a means to learn about many different types of elevation maps. Have fun! Come back for more, we just started this short collection but there are also linnks to prior examples from PuppyRay and 3D Designer's pages.

            elevation maps

Related Resources:

We will participate in a round table discussion/presentation in February on Elevation maps. See for details
Hope to see you there!

And that's a wrap for now.
Thanks again for waffling and howling!and be safe, stay healthy.

Team Dogwaffle


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