Saturday, June 29, 2013

Showing a pic of Howler installed and running on linux with Wine, which finally crashed when trying to open a second instance of the browser.  We've come a few miles at least.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Are you press?

If your a member of the press, run a blog, or just like reviewing stuff, take a look.  The free-software-for-review model is actually one that works pretty well for everyone involved.


The new version of Howler 8 paint and animation software for Windows is now available for press review. Howler 8 is highly optimized for tablets and small sized pcs of all kinds, and runs like blazes on workstations, with full-screen, real-time performance of image processing filters and animation tools on any hardware.

Howler 8 is a full natural media painting experience, with the benefit added high-end of tools for the film-making and special effects communities that are not featured in even the more expensive competing programs, such as SSE accelerated motion prediction technology to intelligently re-time video sequences, camera stabilization and motion removal, rotoscoping, and more.

No matter what hardware you run on, Howler 8 delivers a fast and robust media creation experience, in addition to full artistic freedom to create natural looking artwork, textures, and digital matte paintings.

Contact for Press Review Copies of Howler 8:

Howler 8 Features:

  • Full natural media simulation optimized for tablets.
  • Real-time, full screen filters even on modest hardware, instead of postage stamp sized previews.
  • Paint complex animations with simple brush strokes using our fully featured animation system.
  • Re-time video using motion prediction technology.
  • Perform rotoscoping and camera stabilization for film quality special effects work.
  • Paint realistic trees and foliage with a single brush stroke.
  • 3D rendering and animating: Scenery, height maps, text, or anything you can paint.
  • Apply filters to animations very quickly with a keyframe based timeline.
  • Advanced color mixing, such as being able to mix true complementary colors.
  • Advanced symmetry works not only with brush strokes, but with filters and other tools.

Available now for Windows 8, 7, XP. Howler 8 is priced at $99.00 and can be found at

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Just a moment for the blog today, as I am still embroiled in marketing, which is a story all on it's own.

Puppy ray has more or less wound down for now.  There's always more to do, but  time to move on to other things.

The "Allow custom brush transforms" checkbox is being moved to a button on the context strip.  A big time-saver and a lot more intuitive.

I'm posting a "your feature requests for version 9" thread to the list on Yahoo groups.

Usually when we go into a development cycle, we have a pretty good idea of where we're going.  The same was true for 9 on some level, but right now, it seems to change every day as we look at what we can do and what is feasible and what isn't.  There's always a lot we want to accomplish, then our humanity gets in the way.