PD Howler 11 – Axehead is the latest in the PD Howler series of digital painting and visual effects applications.
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August 16

PD Howler - Update 11.4 is here

This is the summary of steps to update your PD Howler 11 to 11.4:

Open 'Steam'
Click 'Library', to find your Software products, including PD Howler 11
Right-Click 'PD Howler 11'
Click 'Properties'
Click the 'Local Files' tab
Click 'Browse Local Files'
Double Click 'Update' to open that new subfolder
Double Click 'Howler_11_4_RC131_SSE2_For_Steam.exe' to run and complete the installer.

> IMPORTANT: Pay attention to the exact path where you'll install it, especially if not using the default location. See details below.

For detailed step-by-step installation, and special notes for installations in different folder or on a different drive than the default location, please read this:

http://www.thebest3d.com/howler/steam/11.4-update/index.html
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August 1

PD Howler 11.3 available

Hello,

PD Howler 11.3 is available. The installer gets downloaded automatically but you must manually finish the installation. Here are the steps in short:


Open 'Steam'
Click 'Library'
Right-Click 'PD Howler 11'
Click 'Properties'
Click the 'Local Files' tab
Click 'Browse Local Files'
Double Click 'Update'
Double Click 'Howler_11_3_RC124_SSE2_For_Steam.exe'
Complete the installer

For more details:

http://www.thebest3d.com/howler/steam/11.3-update/index.html

This current release forces the update installation in the C: drive's Steam subfolders. We're looking into how to make it work for installations on other drives.


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About This Software

A digital painting and visual effects program for Microsoft Windows.

PD Howler 11 – Axehead is the latest in the PD Howler series of digital painting and visual effects applications. This affordable, but hugely powerful application includes new Painting, Animation, 3D and Visual FX tools.

As with all the applications in the PD Howler series, PD Howler 11 – Axehead is the perfect tool for home designers and game developers. It is a fraction of the cost of the so called professional applications, yet offers many of the same features.

What's new in Howler 11


  • Raytracing improvements including bounce light, refraction, water, bump maps, and visible sun in Puppy Ray
  • New adjustable gradient tool and contour gradients
  • Numeric entry throughout the program
  • Callouts and vector objects
  • Improved image scaling and crop tool
  • Improved curve and rotoscope tools
  • Enhanced timeline and font panel
  • Improved media browser: Delete media, and save particle media
  • The color picker from Particle 9 has been added and remembers settings
  • GUI color settings and new system rendering options
  • New Filters, including water drops, bilateral, Julia set, normal map, water caustics, water ripples, Worley noise, shape bombing, and fracture
  • All new programming API, and much more...

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit Windows, is recommended even though this is a 32-bit program).
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz or better that supports SSE2
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Your GPU (if you want to use it in Puppy Ray or other tools that use the GPU), and who doesn't?) needs to support Shader level 6.
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit Windows, is recommended even though this is a 32-bit program).
    • Processor: Quad core or higher will help
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Your GPU (if you want to use it in Puppy Ray or other tools that use the GPU), and who doesn't?) needs to support Shader level 6.
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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