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

Cinematic visual FX in a familiar painting environment

Breakthrough real-time howling performance

Multi-layer CLAHE

Media browsing improvements in Howler 2020
Polar Designer

Rotoscoping for VFX
Brush shape panel improvements
The Brush Timeline
Howler 2023 for VFX
First look at Howler 2024
Exposure Sheet project
Poisson Blending and Feature Removal
Feature Removal project
New noise tools in Howler 2023

What's new in Howler 2024.3

New PBR 3D render engine
New material parameters
Render up to 9 times faster.
Physically based shading, 16x antialiasing
Gamma correction, tone mapping
New brush double-loading options
New halftone painting mode
New text tool -- Full word processing capability
Mixed formatting, bold, italic, underline, strikethrough, super/subscript, alignment, Special Characters
Search, spell check in the text tool with error highlighting
Automatically reload stored animations after a crash
Load Gif animations
More responsive updated GUI
Rewritten painter's color wheel
Locks for color harmonies
Rewritten color sampling tool with multi-sampling
New color reticles on improved color pickers
Updated line tool with new endcap behaviors
Brush rotation control
Text terminal animation tool creates animated type
Much more on the way...


Realistic new impasto brushes
Gamut masking
Color temperature filter
Post correction curves for lines, rectangles, ellipses, curves
1-3 point perspective guides
Dark mode support in Windows 11
New sky rendering filter with volume clouds
Continuous paint fill mode
Paper layers
Tone mapping, warp mesh filter, super-resolution upscale
Centrepital and chordal curve types
Blemish and feature removal
Howler Students Online documentation About us
PD Artist Faculty Forums Blogs
Particle Institutions FAQ
Soundtrack collection Tutorials
Newtonian follower for LW LW Tutorials
Windows store apps Contacts