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Vectoraster 8

Create custom vector halftones and animated raster effects
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Patternodes 3

Create parametric designs, vector patterns and animations
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Vlobs Icon

Vlobs

Casual puzzle game (in development)
SketchFighter 4000 Alpha Icon

SketchFighter 4000 Alpha

Top-down metroidvania shooter with a unique style
Dice Bag Icon

Dice Bag

3D dice with nice graphics and lots of customization
DotPass Icon

DotPass

Pretty secure passwords with patterns
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2023-01-29

Vlobs 0.8.6 early access build

Another early access build with is now available on itch.io for playtesting. Try it out for free if you're into casual puzzle games and let us know what you think!

The game is available for windows, macOS and linux.

Changes and improvements:
  • Added a new Fancy effects toggle in the settings to turn off post processing and reduce shadow quality on low-end machines.
  • Added post processing glow and anti-aliasing (when Fancy effects is on).
  • Tweaked pop/glow animations and effects with more particles and glow (when Fancy effects is on).
  • New menu game start transition.
  • More performance improvements.
Bug fixes:
  • Fix taskbar and window app icon on Windows.
  • Fixed offset Game Over Highscore animation on wide screen resolutions.
  • Fix shadows disappearing on later levels where the camera is further away.
  • Fix to accidental buttons clicks in the game over menu trying to place a last vlob on time up.

Try the test version on Itch.io or Wishlist on Steam


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2023-01-11

Vlobs 0.8.1 early access build

A new testing build with is now available on itch.io for playtesting. Try it out for free if you're into casual puzzle games and let us know what you think!

The game is available for windows, macOS and linux.

Try the test version on Itch.io or Wishlist on Steam


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2023-01-09

Patternodes 3.1.1 released

Today another update of Patternodes 3 has been released. The this new version makes some changes to the way colors are handled, with better support for non-rgb colors (like CMYK and Grayscale), but mainly it fixes a lot of big and small bugs.

New features and improvements:

  • Better color model support. Color parameters can now be set and stored in different colorspaces/models (like Grayscale and CMYK) instead of always being converted to RGB and losing precision. This will also mean some exported colors will look different compared to older versions, so there is an option added in the settings to keep the old conversion to get the same output.
  • Made it easier to find the Value Time function node by also placing it in a new Animation category in the add node menu.
  • You can now use middle-mouse button for panning in the preview just like in the node editor view.
  • Updated manual.
  • Added link to user Discord channel in the Help menu.
Bug fixes:
  • Some fixes and improvements to the Color node numeric color mode based on the new color model features.
  • Fixed dragging a selection box outside of the node editor not scrolling it correctly.
  • Fixed the cursor not resetting properly after middle-mouse button panning of the node editor view.
  • Fixed issue where right-clicking a second time after dragging out a new connection would leave a broken connection with a loose end.
  • Fixed issue where it was possible to duplicate the Artboart node, causing issues since there should only be one and it can't be deleted.
  • Stability improvement and better error messages if something goes wrong during file exports.
  • Stability improvement and better error messages when trying to save files that have invalid connections or nodes.


More info and download


2023-01-03

Vectoraster 8.4.8 released

A new update of Vectoraster 8 has now been released. This update makes a number of small improvements and fixes a lot of issues related to converting/importing more complex projects from Vectoraster 7.

8.4.7 Changes and improvements

  • Optimized Randomization distortion.
  • Improved generation and rendering progress updates for long processes.
  • Updated manual and bundled sample files.
  • Improved conversion of legacy source measurement exponent parameters when importing Vectoraster 7 files.
Bug fixes
  • Fixes a bug with dynamic distortion strength parameters in rasters with raster offset.
  • Fixes initial loading preview image incorrect aspect for zoomed in rasters.
  • Fixes source color/light filterers not being applied when the document legacy blur setting was enabled.
  • Fixes an issue with converting some dynamic distrortion strength settings from legacy Vectoraster 7 files.
  • Fixes an issue with importing legacy Vectoraster 7 files with invalid incremental step parameters.
  • Fixes an issue with importing use source color mix parameters from legacy Vectoraster 7 files.
  • Fixes an issue with converting separate Y spacing in alternating grid legacy Vectoraster 7 files.


More info and download


Tags Vlobs
2022-12-20

Vlobs 0.7.5 early access build free to test

A new testing build with a some new mechanics and fixes is now available on itch.io for playtesting. Try it out if you're into casual puzzle games and let us know what you think!

The game is available for windows, macOS and linux and will hopefully be ready for a full 1.0 release at som point in 2023. But you can try it out for free right now via itch.io and let us know what you think!


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2022-12-13

Vectoraster and Patternodes user Discord

Some users have started a Discord channel for users of Vectoraster and Patternodes.

So if you're interested in discussing the apps, looking for help or want to connect with other users with check it out: Vectoraster and Patternodes discord


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2022-12-09

Vlobs 0.7 public testing / early access

You can now try out an early access version of our latest little side project, Vlobs, a casual puzzle game based on our (very) old game Blobs. This new re-imagining started out as a project to try out the game engine Godot and while it's far from finished it's now enought to show all of you.

The game is available for windows, macOS and linux and will hopefully be ready for a full 1.0 release at som point in 2023. But you can try it out for free right now via itch.io and let us know what you think!


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2022-10-17

Patternodes 3.1.0 released

Today a new substancial update of Patternodes 3 has been released. The new release adds a lot of improvements and new features to enable making data-driven illustrations and animations with the addition of CSV vale table imports, conditional group selection and conditional value nodes amongst other things. With the release new sample files have been added to the application bundle to show off these new features, as well as two new videos on the youtube channel.

New features and improvements:

  • New Value Table node lets you import and edit value tables and use in you node graph, enabling a lot of new data visualization usecases.
  • New Value Condition node lets you set up new complex logic rules for linked values.
  • New Condition mode in the Group Select node lets you select elements based on size or position rules.
  • New Value Function node replaces the Value Remap node and lets you remap value ranges with a lot more control using many different functions.
  • New data visualization and tutorial sample files added.
  • The Group Apply function node can now use element size as an input parameter.
  • Improved SVG import path parsing.
  • Updated Sparkle version checking and updates library.
  • Improved Import Node aspect correction when switching import mode or loading new graphics, and a restore original aspect context menu item as been added.
Bug fixes:
  • Fixed Group Select node not working properly when input was a single element.
  • Fixed a bug where it would be impossible to delete nodes with Node index parameters if there were no change or repeater nodes.
  • Fixed Group Select node not displaying selection preview correctly if no elements were selected.
  • Fixed value function previews not updating as noise function parameters were changed.
  • Fixed drag highlight outline being shown on file areas even if the dragged file was not in a supported format.
  • Adjustments and corrections to some parameter tool tips and node help texts.
  • You can no longer (incorrectly) add animation tracks to math expression parameters.


More info and download


2022-10-17

Vectoraster 8.4.7 released

A new smaller update of Vectoraster 8 has now been released. This fixes some smaller issues after the recent macOS sandbox security update.

8.4.7 changes:
  • Fixed missing Print permission in sandbox entitlements.
  • Fixed drag highlight outline being shown on file areas even if the dragged file was not in a supported format.
  • Fixed incorrect disk write protection warning in the technical log.

More info and download


2022-09-26

Vectoraster 8.4.6 released

A new update of Vectoraster 8 has now been released. The primary change in this update is making Vectoraster a sandboxed application, a security measure that puts strict limitations on access to system features like file access. Everything should still work as before, but you might see a couple of extra confirmation dialogues at first about granting access if you export multiple files for example. In addition to just being better from a security perspective this change is also a step to ensure future macOS compatibility for when Apple decides to make this type of security mandatory for all applications.

8.4.6 changes:
  • Improved SVG custom point shape path mode imports.
  • Application Sandbox for improved security and future macOS compatibility.
  • Updated Sparkle version checking and updates library.

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