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PD Howler 2023 - The OBJoy Release

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Product Name: PD Howler 2023 - The OBJoy Release
Product ID: 89334
Published Artist(s): staigerman
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2023-03-15

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PD Howler 2023 is powered by Project Dogwaffle. At its core it is a paint (!) program. It also includes multiple brushes and numerous fancy tools for animation, 3D landscape modeling, creating particle-based clouds, and now also volumetric clouds that cast shadows on each other. There are a ton of video editing tools, frame by frame or for blocks, such as motion estimated interpolation, painting with video on video, using music to affect brush sizes (Orbicles brushes), particle brushes for full foliage and trees in one brush stroke, and a large number of special effects filters.

Summary of Main Features:

Digital painting with multiple types of brushes, including natural media brushes, pigment lifting, particle brushes, foliage brushes, custom image and animated brushes, plus a huge collection of filters, many of them animated(!) and key-framable, both on the main canvas and in the animated brush! Video frame editing and post work for special FX, traditional frame-by-frame animation, and working with video on video, motion estimated interpolation, frame processing, stabilizing,tracking, chroma keying, green screen, compositing, rotoscoping, etc. 3D capabilities including elevation map based 3D terrain generation, global illumination and ray tracing on CPU and in the GPU! A few more details:

Paint features:

Natural media, multiple presets, fully customizable
Full tablet support
Custom brushes, bristle brushes, particle brushes, brushes under the influence of force fields
3D orbiting particle brushes (Orbicles) that can respond to sound
Dynamic Rules-based 9-generational foliage brushes
Animated (multi-frame) custom brushes (aka animbrushes)
Pigment lifting for even more realistic paint effects
about 200 fast & full featured filters. Real-time is our middle name.
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
tablet support

Animation features:

Traditional animation
Onion skin
Load/Save AVI's, frame sequences, new: save to mp4 and wmv
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…)
animated swap channel and alpha channels from DWA or AVI files
animated renderings in Raytracing with Puppy Ray
Filters and Special FX: (this is NOT the complete list)

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 with erosion and texture coloring based on Slope AND Elevation, Puppy-Ray GPU Path-traced rendering with photorealistic animated water, 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… NEW: OBJ Geometry loader/Renderer
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 …

Some buzzwords and highlights:

Highlights of our favorite, recently added or enhanced tools:

Motion Prediction Module - (Motion Estimation)
Pigment Lifting
Roto scoping
Matte Tracking
Foliage Brushes (oh so many!)
3-D Designer for Terrains and stuff from Elevation Maps
GPU based fast rendering
Apply mirror to animation
Phenomenal Curve tool, simulated tablet pressure (if painting with mouse)
Clone fill, Continuous Fill (“paint” fill)
Crystalize with 3D look
3D lighting effects
Beehive swarming your brush pointer: the Orbicle brushes, with sound FX
Super-impressive Bristle brushes
Kaleidoscope mode
Mandelbrot, Julia set and other fractals, with animation(!)
numerous layer modes (just not opaque :-( ) - but there's greenscreen and many more

What's New or Recent? (2022/2023 editions)

The latest 2 years have brought a plethora of new gadgets and tools, you can learn more about them at and

API in C++ for fast GPU usage. Check the youtube playlist
Water colour brushes now include Ocean Waves
Stored image can be copied to Clipboard directly
Anti-aliased Algorhytmic (AA) pen can use various paint modes
New 1-3 point perspective guides
New undo browser
New sky rendering filter with volume clouds
Select your preferred accelerator card
New noise tool and open simplex noise
New Mandelbrot and Julia set exploration features
Improved floating color picker
GUI improvements. New combo box control
New print panel, settings panel
Updated Europa filter, Lorenz attractors
Realistic impasto brushes
Brush size envelopes for rectangles, circles, lines, and curves
The painter's color wheel
Gamut masks
3D geometry tool - the start of OBJ loader/parser/renderer re-imagined
Color temperature filter
Continuous paint fill mode
Brush rotation parameter

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