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  3D LandScapes

Eleveation maps, texture maps, sky maps and more

PD Particles is great for quick
                                    painting, drawing and sketchingPD ArtistPD Howler also supports digital
                                    painting, animation & video, 3D
                                    and visuall effects

  Landscape Tutorials | 3D-designer | Puppy Ray  | Elevation Maps  | OBJ-Renderer new!

Want to jump right in?
 Create your very first Heightmap?
(also known as an Elevation map)

Elevate your skills!  Take a peek - Start here:


Eventually you'll make great landscapes.

This page is here just to give you some hints, tips and tricks, some starting points. Try the links to PuppyRay, 3D-Designer and other references.

Also look through the many playlists in our youtube channel: pdhowler


The River Canyon series

PuppyRay Unleashed

The Daily Dose

Large Renderings?

8k Rendering - welcome to 8ktober

 2018-08-18 - Quad Trees

2018-05-05 - Cinco de Mars

Learn 20 Powerful Postwork Procedures with PD Howler - get the webinar by Tiffanie Gray

Learn more about Tiffanie Gray

Learn to make stunning Landscapes - get the webinar by Tiffanie Gray

Learn more about Tiffanie Gray

How to use PD Howler / PD Artist to Create Landscapes

With Project Dogwaffle's PD Howler and PD Artist, one of the fun things to explore is creating imaginary but realistic looking landscape sceneries. It might be rendered with
water, or surrounded by clouds, and you may also want to paint over it later, perhaps to add more foliage to it in the foreground. You might blur distant and nearby parts, and do lots of other fun effects.

Backgrounds are needed in many areas, from game design to book illustrations to video compositions and also the good old just-having-fun-with-it, and exploring the insane possibilities with digital art. Project Dogwaffle is a tool, a vehicle to explore new worlds, and you get to be the driver.

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Here is a first one for you to download and enjoy.

20171118-map: free heightmap, erosion map, texturemap, skymap new!

20171116 Landscapes new!

Lunar Coffee Cup

Free Level2 terrain

sample renders and screenshots:

Bumpy-coast-line2 - elevation map and color map

This is a greyscale elevation map (also known as height map) of a landscape easily created with a combination of plasma noise in 'Less than' mode). Download the elevation map, you can use it by itself, or you can also download and use the color map. The color map can also just be a starting point for you to change it such as by inverting the rgb channels or changing the hue, contrast, brightness, gamma and more. Start exploring the effects you get by adding more erosion, light diffusion, motion blur, adjust with the curve or add posterized steps and stratification, color by slope and elevation etc etc etc...


Would you prefer to save both the height map AND the colored texture map in a single file? 
Learn how to do that, with these Landscape Tutorials

If you create a beautiful rendering with it, be sure to share it in your Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram and other social media. Thanks for sharing.

20180505 - Happy Cinco de M...ars!

It's May 5th, Cinco the Mayo, and NASA is on its way to Mars again!. Did you get your Boarding Pass? Project Dogwaffle did. We're on our way to Mars!

It's a great time to let your imagination get creative, and render new imaginary landscapes, inspired by what you think Mars looks like, or looked like in the past, or might look like in the future.

Learn everything about the Insight Mission:

See some of our renderings here: