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Vectoraster 8

Create custom vector halftones and animated raster effects
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Patternodes 2

Create parametric graphic patterns, animations and complex repetitions
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SketchFighter 4000 Alpha

Top-down metroidvania shooter with a unique style
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Dice Bag

3D dice with nice graphics and lots of customization
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DotPass

Pretty secure passwords with patterns
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2020-10-26

Patternodes 2.3.6 update

A new version of the vector pattern and animation app Patternodes 2 has been released. This update expands and improves the Inside clipping functionality by adding this capability to the Group Apply function and Group Apply graphics nodes. Just like in the Transform nodes previously this lets you transform the content in clipped elements in an easy way.

Patternodes 2.3.6 changes
  • Apply Function and Apply Graphics now also have an Inside clipping option.
  • Fixes a bug where Inside clipping transform option would sometimes be hidden, even if the input graphics was clipped.
  • Fixes a bug where the Apply to mode selector would sometimes be incorrectly disabled in Group: Apply function nodes.
  • Stability improvements for changing connected node types using the Replace node menu.
  • More helpful feedback messages when entering incorrect license information.

Download the new version and try it out today, or update in the app.


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2020-10-23

Vectoraster 8.0.3 update released

Another small update to Vectoraster 8 has now been released, making it easier to copy and paste in images to use as source layers.

Vectoraster 8.0.3 changes
  • Added new Paste replace source image Edit menu item to quickly replace the selected source layer image.
  • Added keyboard shortcuts for the paste source image menu items.
  • Fixed an issue with JPEG exports sometimes failing and causing problems with other exports after this.
  • Made the raster-sources display slider more responsive to quick changes.

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2020-10-22

SketchFighter 4000 Alpha v1.2.4 map update

A new update has now been released for SketchFighter 4000 Alpha.

The new update primarily improves the map in the pause overlay, which is now bigger and more detailed, to help you figure out where to go next and where to look for secrets and upgrades you might have missed.

Additional changes in the new version:

  • Added world map marker for the race track special area.
  • Weapon type and color change keys can now be used in menus as well.
  • Fixes a bug with unlocked doors briefly appearing on the mini-map again.
  • Performance optimization in menus.


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2020-10-01

Vectoraster 8.0.2 update released

Another small update to Vectoraster 8 has now been released. This time the focus is on a number of smaller improvements and fixes, mostly releated to working with the new animation timeline in different ways.

Vectoraster 8.0.2 changes
  • Improved editing animation keyframe values when using drag editing in the preview.
  • Fixes an issue where enabling disabled animation tracks would not refresh the preview in some cases.
  • Optimized rendering of composited source layer preview.
  • Tweaks to preview zoom adjustments when opening/closing the animation panel.
  • Fixes a 1px preview edge alignment issue at some zoom levels.

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2020-09-21

Vectoraster 8.0.1 update released

The launch of the big Vectoraster 8 update has been very smooth so far, so this first post-release update doesn't contain any big changes or critical fixes. But all the same, a couple of little things have been fixed and changed.

Vectoraster 8.0.1 changes
  • Setting a Gradient or Image source layer size height or width to a negative value now mirrors it.
  • The progress bar for longer generation processes is now more prominent with a point counter along with rendering percent.
  • Better handling when entering invalid math expressions in value fields.
  • Adjustments to rendering of some interface elements.
  • Correctly (don't) render Text source layers with zero size.

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2020-09-15

Patternodes 2.3.5 update

Another update of the vector pattern and animation app Patternodes 2 has been released. This time with some usability improvements to make it easier to work with nodes and connections, some preview bug fixes and preparations for future updates.

Patternodes 2.3.5 changes
  • Value field hover controls are now hidden while dragging connections.
  • Added new Nodes menu item to toggle node grid snap on/off.
  • Added new Display menu item to toggle selected node element outlines on/off.
  • Fixes some pixel gap issues with the finder Quick Look previews of repeating pattern .pnds files.
  • Fixes incorrect pivot location of elements after offsetting content inside of clipped element groups.
  • Added deprecation warnings to the artboard node mirroring settings that will be removed in a future update. Please use the Repeat Mirror node instead.

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2020-09-09

Patternodes 2.3.4 update

A new update of the vector pattern and animation app Patternodes 2 has been released. This time with some improvements making it easier to work with clipped elements, some value field improvements and some bug fixes.

Patternodes 2.3.4 changes
  • New 'Inside clipping' transform mode for Transform and Randomize nodes makes it easy to transform the content elements with a clipping mask.
  • Pressing Esc while editing value fields now reverts their value.
  • Improvements to parsing math expressions in value fields.
  • Fixed a crash when adding an unconnected Make seamless node.
  • Some under the hood improvements to the node reference help window.

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2020-09-01

Vectoraster 8 released!



A new major update of the macOS graphics application Vectoraster has now been released. Vectoraster is a tool for creating custom vector and halftones and raster patterns based on images or gradients. Vectoraster 8 adds new dimension with keyframe animation support, letting you animate all raster parameters and source layers.

Vectoraster is built with designers in mind, giving you detailed control over the raster pattern, point shapes and how the points vary, all while giving you a real-time view of the result as you change parameters. When you're done you just copy or export the result as vector graphics or a pixel image, or animations to video file or image file sequence.

Main new features in Vectoraster 8

  • Animation support. Animate raster parameters and export the result to video or a sequence of frame files.
  • New source layers model. Sources are now more like layers in other graphics software and can be moved, scaled and rotated individually and blended together.
  • Improved preview drag editing. Edit source layers, gradients, distortions or raster pattern parameters by dragging graphical handles in the preview.
  • Advanced noise sources. New dynamic noise layers generating perlin or billowing noise you can then apply to any parameter across the raster.
  • Secondary point transformations. You can now apply two separate dynamic scaling or rotations to raster points, for example adding randomization to a source-based value.
  • Apply file raster settings. You can now quickly apply all raster settings from a different VRaster file, while retaining the sources in the current file.
  • Dark Mode interface support. Interface now adapts to system interface mode, and lets you switch between dark mode and light mode.

For the full change log with all changes and improvements, check out the
Vectoraster 8 version history.


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2020-08-27

Patternodes 2.3.3 update

A new maintenance update of the pattern creation and animation app Patternodes 2 has been released. This new version doesn't bring any big new features, but several smaller improvements and fixes.

Patternodes 2.3.3 changes
  • Improved quality for exported h264 compressed video files.
  • Some minor macOS 11 compatibility changes.
  • Added a setting controlling if a new document should be opened at startup.
  • Fixed some issues with exporting to filenames with spaces in them.
  • Fixed Little Snitch internet access policy so it now properly describes the purpose of update and license check connections.
  • Fixed incorrect error message when entering incorrect license details.
  • Improved technical info and error logs for support and bug reports.
  • Updated Sparkle updating framework.

You can find the full change log in the version history. Download the new version and try it out today, or update in the app.


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2020-08-24

Vectoraster 7.4.10 update

A new version of Vectoraster 7 has been released. This 7.4.10 update doesn't contain any new features but should hopefully ensure compatibility with the upcoming macOS 11, along with some other small bug fixes.


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