Fun with Height Maps

Saturday February 27 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm GMT

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Saturday February 27
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm GMT
Free – $35
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In this webinar learn about how a height map generated in software such as Photoshop or GIMP can create a custom 3D landscape or cityscape in PDHowler.

Usually the brighter pixels of a height map make higher elevations, and the darker pixels make lower elevations. Here’s an example:-

So let’s get imaginative with height maps to quickly create 3D custom landscapes or cities. Imagine trying to create a city metropolis one building at a time or a canyon network from the ground up. Height maps can provide a fast and fun way to create large scale 3D scenes.

Learn how to create:-

  • Cities
  • Mountain ranges
  • Canyons
  • Lunar craters
  • Hurricane storm systems
  • Galactic nebula

Philip Staiger shows you how to do a variety of height map projects with PD Howler.

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About the presenter : Philip Staiger
Philip Staiger  is the founder / owner of, and authorized reseller and partner/co-developer of Project Dogwaffle, including PD Artist, PD Particles and the top-of-the-line, PD Howler. He also likes to use and promote other 2D and 3D art creation tools.

Phil has partnered with Dan Ritchie on many aspects of developing, promoting and marketing Project Dogwaffle.  He has worked for 35 years in the 3D industry, with graphics hardware (Megatek, Digital), and software (TGS, Eovia) for 3D modeling and animation.  Phil also has several years experience in the security software (ESET) and machine translation software industry (SYSTRAN). He holds degree in Electrical Engineering from Swiss Federal Polytechnic Institute (EPFL) Switzerland, has programming and scripting experience, is fluent in several languages, but also has an insatiable admiration for the arts and the tools to create and communicate.

Phil loves to explore imaginary landscapes and foreign worlds through rendering and animation with PD Howler. He also enjoys playing Canasta while listening to music by Alan Walker, or a good game of Halo or Life is Strange. It’s a trip!