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Project Dogwaffle includes a loader for 3D files in OBJ format

PD ArtistPD Howler also supports digital
                                    painting, animation & video, 3D
                                    and visuall effects

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Introduction

 
As of this writing in January 2023, Project Dogwaffle is at version 16, aka the 2023 edition. For a few years now (since 2018), we've had a utility widget for loading 3D Trees and other 3D shapes that are provided in OBJ file format. This was enabled also with an entirely new API. If you're a game developer or visual programmer, this might interest you.

The shapes have to be represented as triangles. (OBJ format supports many other forms).

We have started to further develop that tool for use with other 3D objects and to more easily create custom brushes and animated brushes with it.



The tool can be used to load a variety (not all types) of 3D content from a Wavefront .obj file. It can then be viewed from various angles and rendered. The rendering can then be used in various ways. If there was already a picture in the frame, the 3D obecjt is rendered over it, creating a nice composition of the two.

The trees are found in Howler's or Artist's installation folder, in a subfolder named 'Geometry'. There's a Foliage subfolder in it, and a Test subfolder. You can add folders and obj files as you wish.

Examples:

3D trees composited over a rendered 3D
                          landscape, both in Howler

In future development we aim to make it easy to turn the rendered image of the 3D shape into a custom brush, and possible a series of frames to make them into an animated brush.






Tutorials


Learn more about the where, what and why of the OBJ Rendering feature here:

https://youtube.com/pdhowler  >>> Play List on 3D with Dogwaffle