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Hello again, here is another update from the "Dogwaffler of the Moment" newsletter.

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This issue is all about some recent improvements with Howler 9.6

Export with u,v addresses on OBJ - added

The original 9.5/9.6 releases did not export the u,v textures for the terrain meshes. This patch fixes that.

We call it 9.6+  (9.6 plus)

In fact, this patch also improves and changes a few other things. This was a work in progress towards another upcoming update. So if you use this, you may notice some slight changes in a few areas such as the names of some menu or placement of items on some context bars. It keeps getting better.

Flattening just 2 layers in Magic Pink blending mode - fixed

When you have several layers, you can flatten it all, or just flatten two layers, namely the currently chosen one and the one below.  This latter case, i.e. flatten two layers, did not work right for Magic Pink blending mode. This is fixed. We suspect there may be other modes that aren't working right yet, but we haven't identified them. If you notice any abnormal behaviour while attempting to flatten 2 layers in other modes, please note the debug number that appears now with this temporary patch, and let us know. For Magic Pink, the number showing in the popup debug window is 17. With other modes, it will be different. Please help us find the few that are still misbehaving, if you find any.

We call this one 9.6++  (9.6 plus plus)

Details for this fix:

And yes, you can skip the prior one (9.6+) if you decide to install 9.6++ : As of this writing, 9.6++ is the latest and greatest that has it all.

It's a free download for users of v9.6 (or 9.6+  :-)  )


Ready for Howler 9.6 or Artist 9.6? Here's a quick 17% off Promo

Ok, so maybe you've been sitting on the sidelines, waiting for the perfect moment to upgrade to Howler 9.6. Maybe you finally received that tax refund. Ready to spend it?

Wait - Did I say Upgrade? If you already have an earlier version, you're in luck. We offer steep discounts for moving up to 9.6. In fact if you got 9.5, wether on or our store at (BMTmicro store) or through Dan Ritchie's direct sales, 9.6 is a ree update. Contact us if you need your 9.6 Howler download.

If you have Howler 9.2, use or ask for your discount coupon for 72% off.

If you have earlier versions, or PD Artist or PD Particle, contact us too for a great discount coupon.

If you have no prior version, here's a short promo discount:

Order PD Howler 9.6 or PD Artist 9.6 through Sunday May 3rd - get a 17% discount automatically.  No discount coupon needed. This offer is good through Sunday May 3rd.

Order here:

After you select either Howler 9.6, or Artist 9.6, you'll see the actual price in the order form from BMTmicro were we have our secure online store. If you then enter your own discount coupon, hit Recalculate, and see it updated.


New Tutorials

We've had a bunch of new tutorials posted to our YouTube channel:

A few examples:

Galactic Facelift

Creating and animating a Galaxy or globular clusters, nebulae and other celestial aberrations

Using layers in animations - with cloud modeling of spiral galaxy

Particle Modeler - Variations in cloud details

Monolithic - part 1

Howler 9.6 on Steam - a Reminder

If you don't play video games, you might skip and ignore this. But if you do, or if you want to explore the world of game development, especially as an Indie developer, and already have a Steam account, then you might want to check out the community of users who have joined the discussion group on Steam.

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And that's it for this issue.

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