Natural media painting, video, animation, 3D, visual effects

Cinematic visual FX in a familiar painting environment

Breakthrough real-time howling performance

HOWLER
2020
3D API
Mapping to Gradient improvements
Adjustable Gradient Tool

Howler 2020.2 is here!

More responsive painting on large images
Faster realtime undo browser
Sprite presets in Particle Modeler
Stored images no longer use memory and reload after a crash
Updated media browser with brush dabs  and light/dark mode
Rewritten Brush Shape panel
Larger brushes and easy animbrush brush creation
Updated light diffusion filter for new bloom type effects
CTRL+ALT shortcut for interactive brush sizing
Automatic docking of stored images
Media history shows most recent media
Removal of legacy internal brushes and hard-coded brushes
New oil and watercolor media and many more updated
New grass, stone, tree, and flower media
Paper textures for bristle brushes and the round pen
Improved Rub-Color painting mode to make paintings from photos
Separate settings for paper Drybrush and Bumpiness
Save paper with a media
Map an image to a gradient while you adjust it in real-time
Dozens of bug fixes and much more

Howler 2019...

Export H264 and WMV video formats
Improved Exposure Sheet, Frame Painter and Brush TImeline.
New freehand dotted drawing mode makes stamping easier
Auto-magic blemish / feature removal
Match the palette of one image to that of another image
Animate with the line and circle tools
Polar designer for texture creation
New stamp tool and rewritten text tool
Visual Recently Used Documents list
Search and sort images by similarity
Media browsing and histogram on the sidebar
Physically plausible global illumination in Puppy Ray ray tracer
Rewritten input stabilizer
Improved curve and rotoscoping tools
Media browsing improvements in Howler 2020
Polar Designer

Rotoscoping for VFX
Brush shape panel improvements
The Brush Timeline
Brush improvements in Howler 2020
Introduction to Howler 2020
Exposure Sheet project
Poisson Blending and Feature Removal
Feature Removal project
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Selection of natural media in Howler
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