Project Dogwaffle - PD Howler 8.2

Project Dogwaffle - PD Howler 8.2

Project Dogwaffle Professional (PD Pro) Howler edition supports digital painting. For a full description visit

Project Dogwaffle is an affordable paint software for the PC with built-in, user-defined, animated and fractal particle brushes. Meant to be used as a companion to your 2D+3D web authoring or animation tools, or as your first step into virtual art and matte painting with a mouse or tablet. Created for you to paint, sketch, animate and paint - just like in real life, but without the funny fumes, the mess or the occasional spills! Now you can draw an anime scene, enjoy nature painting, edit photos and digital images, add special FX to CG animations and your home movies, do professional post work and create 3D fantasy art quickly.

For developers and VB programmers, there's also a free SDK to extend Dogwaffle with more filters and plug-ins, including LUA scripting to experiment with new filters.

PD Pro comes in two distinct versions. The Artist edition is also available here at DAZ, and priced lower, but does not support animations or working on video (with the exception of loading a video into the brush and using it to paint with an animated brush, on a still image). This is the Howler edition, the full-featured edition that includes full traditional animation, light table, exposure sheet, frame painter, motion prediction, image stabilization, tracking matte and a large set of filters that can be applied across animations - such as Snowfall, animated Skies and lens flares, displacement or you can even use the 3D Designer filter to act on animated elevation maps! PD Pro Howler edition is not just for painting. It goes beyond digital painting, by crossing the lines into 3D and animation and working with video. You can paint with video over video, too!

What's Included & Features
Howler 8.2d works on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. It works best on Windows 7 and 8, especially when good graphics card is present to allow GPU support.
Paint features:
  • Natural media, many presets, fully customizable
  • Full tablet support
  • Custom brushes, bristle brushes, particle brushes, brushes under the influence of force fields
  • 3D orbiting particle brushes (Orbicles)
  • Dynamic Rules-based Foliage brushes
  • Animated (multi-frame) custom brushes
  • Pigment lifting for even more realistic paint effects
  • Well over 100 fast full featured filters. Real-time is our middle name. See below for more on Filters
  • Premium color mixing tools. Red-yellow-blue, palette mixer, lots more.
  • Multi-monitor support
  • Mirror mode and Symmetrical painting, Kaleidoscope mode
  • Frame your artwork
  • brush keying

Animation features:

  • Traditional animation
  • Onion skin
  • Load/Save AVI's, frame sequences
  • Frame scanning
  • Line cleanup and non-photo blue removal
  • Timeline to apply filters
  • Exposure sheet with lip syncing
  • Frame sequencer
  • Rotoscoping matte creation
  • Motion analysis to create slow motion or add motion blur to stop motion
  • Animated brush timeline
  • Animated brush keyframer
  • Animation retiming
  • Interlaced video support
  • Batch processing
  • Batch conversion and renaming
  • Particles, 3D hight map, etc.
  • Image stabilization. Camera motion smoothing, removal and re-addition.
  • Motion tracking in Brush keyframer
  • Motion prediction for frame extrapolation and selective motion blurring
  • Mirror transform (vertical/horizontal) all frames of an animation
  • frame-level and block-level editing (in/out markers, copy, paste, cut, delete, insert, reverse sequence order, make loopable, time stretching with frame blending...)

Filters and Special FX:

  • Numerous filters (140 and counting)
  • Filters for still images + Filters for animations
  • Adjust: Color, Value, Threshold, Saturation, Hue/Sat/Val, Auto balance, Tint, Value only contrast, Levels, Curves, Color FX, Adjust All...
  • Color: Map to current gradient, Negative, Invert value, Swap channels, Roll channels, Power curve, Posterize, Color replacer, Solarize, Sepia, Halftone, Halftone plus, Graphic halftone, Duotone, Tritone, 12-bit dither, 8-bit-dither, 1-bit-dither (Optimized, Error diffused, random,...)
  • Blur: Simple blur, Box filter, Gaussian blur, Custom blur, Motion blur, Zoom blur, Mystic vision, Chroma blur, Radial blur
  • Photographic: Soft contrast improvement, Light diffusion, Star filter, Fish eye, Fog filter, Sunset, Polarize, Day for night, Remove red from selection
  • Sharpen: Sharpen, Unsharp mask, Digital photo enhance, maX sharpen
  • Convolve: Grey emboss, Color emboss, Edge detect, Sobel edge detect, Color sobel edges, Maximum, Median, Minimum, MaxMin, MinMaxz, High pass, Abs, Gradient convolve, Convolution kernel, Iterative median, Adjustable median, Adjustable maximum, Adjustable minimum
  • Noise: Value noise, Color noise, Jitter, Jitter blur plus, Film grain
  • Transform: Transform, Shift, Warp mesh, Isometric 3d, 3D designer, Spherize, Globe, Textrix, Z noise, Twirl, Crystalize, Sinoid, Mosaic, Quilt, Rubber sheet, Wave distort, Mirage, Mirror, Fisheye correction, 3d perspective
  • Video: Slate color bars, De-interlace, Reverse fields, Reduce flicker, Video lines, Legalize (NTSC), Legalize (PAL), Countdown, TV pixels, Raster lines, Shift RGB, Repair dropput
  • Artistic: Apply current paper, Wet paint, Brush strokes, Tarnish, Weave, Graphic Pen, Oilify, Cross contour, Woodcut
  • Stylize: Lighting tool (3D), Glowing edges, Plastic wrap, Waxify
  • Render: Plasma noise, Bumby toy, Noises (Perlin1, 2, Fractal, Cosine), Radiant, Sky, Dread plating, Cellular, Checkerboard, Cold lava, Europa, Starfield, Brick texture, Woodgrain, Grid, Zrings, Mandelbrot, Triangles, Color cubes
  • Animated: Starry night, Animated glows and flares, Wiggle warp, Time shift RGB, Multi frame spherize, Tunnel, Wave in breeze, Sunset, Film flicker, Confetti, Multicolor, Time slice by alpha, Stabilize, Merge (keep selection opaque), Fill selection, Stroke path,Motion prediction module, Apply mirror, Undo buffer to animation
  • Combine with Swap: Mix buffers, Alpha blit, Premultiplied alpha blit, Additive, Subtractive, Multiply, Divide, Screen, Luminance, Complement, Difference, Around grey, Greater than, Less than, Texturize, Binary, Hue, Sat, Val, And, Or, Xor
  • Composite with Swap: Green screen, Blue screen, Color key
  • Displace by Swap: Displace, Cloaking displace, Pool displace, Jitter displace, Colortwirl displace
  • Emboss by Swap
  • and many more: LUA filters (gluas), DoggyFX, AnyFX for PD (by Pixelan), other 3rd-party plugins, make your own (free programming API), Array to Animation, Audio Recorder, Average Frames, CalendarWidget, Channels, Clock, Clock2, DogLuaBrowser, DogLuaEdit, Fieldpack, Forcefield, FramefromClipboard, Halloween_Clock2, Hexadecimal Picker, HexPackedCOlor, MatteCutter, MediaPlayerWidget, ModDogPlayer, Mouth, NumericSelect, Penny, Black hole, BlueRemove, Brick texture, LightBloom, Mirrage, Oilify, RandomFlares, SmudgeStick, Triangles, Tunnel, Wave distort, Wave in Breeze, Composite with image sequence (Greenscreen, Bluescreen, Color key, Alpha key(!), Cell edge composition), Ghosting, Snow fall, Old film, Lightning, heavenly animated Lens flares ...

Highlights of our favorite, recently added or enhanced tools:

  • Motion Estimation (Motion Prediction Module)
  • Pigment Lifting
  • Rotoscoping
  • Matte Tracking
  • Foliage Brushes
  • 3D Designer (GPU support with v8.2)
  • Apply Mirror mode to Animation
  • Greatly enhanced Curve tool
  • Clone Fill
  • Crystalize with 3D look
  • 3D Lighting effects
  • 3D orbiting swarms brushes: Orbicles
  • Fabulous Bristle Brushes
  • Kaleidoscopes
  • ColorFX
  • Mandelbrot fractal filter (in v8.2 with animation support)
  • Layer modes
  • More highlights here
  • And still many more - see What's new in all Howler editions

More Resources & Examples:

  • Tutorials - links to Youtube channel, the Daily Dose, and numerous HTML tutorials
  • What's new (History of what's new in each release)
  • What's Cool - some of the coolest visual effects
  • Help - Dogwaffle User Guides
  • F.A.Q. - Frequently Asked Questions
  • Demozone - Free Trial Versions
  • Download - Freebies and more
  • 3rd party plugins - from other developers to Dogwaffle
  • Programmer's SDK - develop your own add-ons
  • LUA filters
  • Press Reviews
  • Publications: on CG Arena Motion Prediction Magic
  • User testimonials
  • User Galleries (Dogwaffler of the Moment)
  • DOTM Newsletter
3rd-Party Software