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Howler 9.5 has been released! Learn more here:
What's new in Howler 9.5?
Many new features were added,
and a few bugs were fixed too.
Here is a short list of very cool new features:
Many features were designed for and around 3D
- Sediments and sediment coloring
- real-time raytraced soft shadows from
light source #1
- Ambient occlusion
- improved lighting with higher range
- height- and slope-dependent texturing
- export of terrain mesh as Wavefront OBJ
- storing of various map resources
(height, Z-depth, erosion, lighting, shadows,
Other new features include:
- Particle modeler to create and animate
- Local contrast filter to simulate
- An adjustable lightable with more frames
of onion skinning as well as color keying
- Ambient occlusion and self-shading of
- new presets for foliage brushes
A good summary of new features, with many images,
videos and tutorials, can now be seen in the
A short slideshow of sample artwork created with
Howler 9.5 can be seen here:
How to order Howler 9.5
If you don't have an earlier version, you can get
Howler 9.5 with an automatic $10 discount for $79
instead of $89 for just another 2 weeks.
If you have an earlier version, such as v9.2, 8.2,
7.2 or earlier, use your discount coupon. Enter it
on the order form and click 'Recalculate'. Users
of v5 and before can get 36% off. Users of more
recent versions save even more. For example, as a
user of Howler 9.0-9.2, you get a 72% discount.
Contact us if you want your coupon.
Here's a summary of discounts available when
upgrading from earlier versions:
(discount shown is off the regular price of $89)
- from PD v1.x, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6 or PD
Particles: 37% off
- from PD Pro 7 (Howler or Artist edition):
- from PD Pro 8 (Howler or Artist
edition): 51% off
from PD Pro 9-9.2 (Howler edition only): 72% off
- from PD Artist 9 to Howler 9.5: 66% off
If you don't have your discount coupon, please
contact us, indicating which version you have and
where you got it, even if it's a free version from
Trialpay or other sources. We want you to go
purely ballistic, with Howler 9.5
To put it in perspective, if you upgrade from
Howler 9.2 to 9.5 with the 72% discount, your cost
is around $24-$25.
If you upgrade from v8, it's about $44
Dan's Tutorials: Howler and
Dan Ritchie, the author of
Howler, also is an avid Lightwave 3D user. He's
posted a few new tutorials on working with
shaders. Here is a tutorial that shows using
Howler together with Lightwave.
tutorial: Instances in Eroded Landscape
youtube link: http://youtu.be/zE9ygSeN5lA
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For more tutorials on Lightwave 3D, visit our
Youtube channel's Playlist:
That's it for now. We sincerely hope that you'll
like the new features as much as we enjoy them. If
you do, please don't keep it a secret - tell your
friends on Facebook and other forums.
Thanks again for waffling and howling with Project
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3D Stickers' are images included with PD Pro 9
- new image stamps as animated custom brushes