This plugin was created
for PD Howler 10. It will become integral part as an animated filter in
future versions. For now we also make it available as a plugin to PD
Howler 10. If you have an earlier version of Howler, such version 9.x,
it probably will work too, but we didn't test it much there. You
might want to upgrade to
version 10 though, for better performance. If you need your discount
coupon for upgrading, please contact us.
What is the Water Caustics plugin?
If you ever stood at a swimming pool on a sunny day
and looked down into the water, you may have noticed a display of
dancing bright lines, constantly changing shapes across the bottom of the pool.
Those are called water caustics, resulting from the refraction of sunlight at
the water's surface.
This filter renders a simulated, animated set of such
Beware: This patch is not distributed
with an installer. Instead, you will want to simply
download a file named WaterCaustics_pf.zip,
that is meant to be added to the existing
installation folder. Actually, it is a zip archive containing two files: the executable file, and the associated manifest file.
You will thus need to locate and open the folder in which your Project Dogwaffle's PD Howler is installed. For most
standalone users the default path is:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Howler
But it could be elsewhere in your installation, especially if you did install it in a
location different from the default location, or if the default location
has changed over time since your old version. For installation from Steam, it may be in the
steamapp\common subfolder, such as this one, for Howler v10:
Content of the zip archive: 2 files: WaterCaustics_pf.exe, and WaterCaustics_pf.exe.manifest
Important: Be sure to scan it once more
through your antivirus. Never trust downloaded
files, especially executable (.exe) files,
even if you trust the person who is offering it. After all, if
the site was hacked, it could have been
tampered with. So, always be on the safe side,
scan your downloads with a good, up-to-date
antivirus. We do the same, every time, no
exceptions. If you need help with this, don't
hesitate to ask.
Unzip the content from the downloaded file, then copy the files into the current folder
where you have PD Howler installed.
After placing a copy of the file(s) there,
start Project Dogwaffle again so that it may discover the presence of
filter and list it in the Miscellaneous filters view.
After you restart PD Howler, you should see the Normal Map filter in the Filter > All plugins > Filters sub-menu.
More details? Where else can you find it?
You can also find the plugin at the developer's site from Dan Ritchie at Squirreldome.com: