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hit a slight snag, a small delay. By now we
hoped to have a release, or that the release of
9.5 would be imminent. Well we've had a few
delays, and it now looks like September'ish.
On the bright side, one of the reasons for it is
that a lot more is going into the new version.
Also on the bright side, you can still pre-order
and save 20% on upgrades, by paying just $20. This
will, as indicated earlier, stay in effect until
the release, and shortly beyond. Thereafter, the
price for upgrading from Howler v9.2 to v9.5 will
You get similar discounts for pre-ordering from
earlier versions such as v7 or v8, or even much
earlier versions. If you have a discount coupon,
try it in the order form at http://thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/sales
- If it doesn't seem to 'take', i.e. if it
doesn't show a discount when entered, be sure to
contact us, we'll be happy to send you a new
discount coupon made for your current version.
Plus, you can also pre-order from the developer
directly: contact Dan Ritchie at www.squirreldome.com
Coming with Howler 9.5 -
Clouds in Particle Modeler
We've briefly mentioned the Particle modeler in
the prior newsletter. We call it the Particle
Modeler, but it is clearly designed and intended
for use in making new types of clouds, perhaps
equivalent in appearance to volumetric clouds
(although it's not exactly the same approach).
Here is the start of a mini-series of tutorials
that we hope to bring forward to fully document
and explain the various features of the new
Keep an eye on our YouTube channel for more in
coming days and weeks.
From a Dogwaffler User -
Here's a pop artist with an interesting mix of
artwork. He's also used PD Howler, and we just
looooove the video recording he did on Mario.
Don't miss it. Check his website at http://artbypaintchip.weebly.com
and scroll down a little to find his videos.
Stay tuned for more about Mike in coming weeks.
For Users of Lightwave 3D -
the Newtonian plugin
You may not know it yet, but
the author of Project Dogwaffle (PD Howler, PD
Artist, PD Particles,...) is also a passionate
user of Newtek's Lightwave 3D. Many years ago, he
already was making plugins for LW3D, such as a
Here's a new creation, a plugin for LW3D that adds
Newtonioan motion to a chain of rigged bones, such
as the tail of a dinosaur. It will assist you in
cquickly creating a more natural appearance for
the movement of the tail when it is attached to a
body that is in motion. As the dinosaur walks, the
tail is moving naturally and under the influence
of gravity. You will save a lot of time as you
don't have to finely keyframe the movement
anymorejust to give it that natural latency look.
Dan describes it in more detail here: http://www.squirreldome.com
Here's a key intro video:
This adds realistic physics to
the bones in motion.
We've added a new Playlist, 3D with Lightwave with
a bunch more videos on LW3D, some of which are
Note that we also are seeing some of this code in
Howler. For example, here is an image created with
the help of a new feature added as springs effect
to the orbicle brushes:
We'll cover this and more new Howler 9.5 features
in the next newsletter.
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3D Stickers' are images included with PD Pro 9
- new image stamps as animated custom brushes