Lost Minds
macOS and iOS software


macOS design software
macOS and iOS software
Vectoraster 8 Icon

Vectoraster 8

Create custom vector halftones and animated raster effects
Patternodes 3 Icon

Patternodes 3

Create parametric designs, vector patterns and animations
App store games and apps
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


Pretty secure passwords with patterns
Follow us on Twitter @lostminds_sw
for news and updates.



Patternodes 3.0.6 released

A new version of Patternodes 3 have been released with the following fixes and improvements:

  • Added an Import Image menu item as an alternative method of adding import nodes via selecting a file.
  • Fixes a crash when trying to apply a group pack node on a single element.
  • Fixes a bug where deleting a node with connections between parameters in the node would leave loose connections behind.
  • Fixes an issue where the locked aspect of recently imported image sizes would not be correct if the parameter was changed.
  • Added node warning messages explaining Group Distribute and Group Pack nodes have no effect with a single element input.
  • Fixes some formatting in the node reference and a bug showing parameter options in the help text that should be hidden.

More info and download


Vectoraster 8.4.2 released

A new small update of Vectoraster 8 has been released. This update fixes some issues when exporting complex rasters with a lot of points to SVG or CSV data.

More info and download


Patternodes 3.0.5 released

A new updates of Patternodes 3 have been released, with some additional fixes and improvements:

  • When a node has a warning related to missing input or output connections the socket now gets a visual mark to help show where the problem is.
  • Changed preferences interface so changes are applied immediately.
  • Fixes an error message about incorrectly triggering on exports.
  • Added some improved error messages for export issues.

More info and download


Vectoraster 8.4.1 released

A new small update of Vectoraster 8 has now been released. This update fixes an issue with exporting animations to numbered files and makes some improvements to the interface.

8.4.1 changes:
  • Changed preferences interface so changes are applied immediately.
  • Fixed an issue with exporting animations to numbered PNG or JPEG files.
  • Interface performance improvements.
  • Changed the default video export codec to H264.
  • Added some improved error messages for export issues.

More info and download


Patternodes 3.0.3 and 3.0.4 updates

Two small updates of Patternodes 3 have been released, with some additional fixes and improvements:

  • Fixes issues with Change Clip node not correctly being able to invert some clipping paths.
  • Fixes value parameters sometimes staying disabled after input connections are removed.
  • The Change Clip node now doesn't show the Apply To mode control since it's not relevant.
  • Smoother handling of remotely deployed license unlocking, not showing the trial mode notice while the license is verified.
  • Prevents a flicker of node warning messages as new nodes are added on connections.
  • Fixes a Random Value node issue where the min value would be left disabled after off turning +/- range.

Thanks to everyone sending feedback, reporting bugs and issues so we can get them fixed!

More info and download


Vectoraster 8.4 released with video source support

A new update of Vectoraster 8 has been released. The new 8.4 version brings support for using video sources, just like images. This means you can now make animations with moving images and use Vectoraster to generate complex video halftone filters/effects. Along with this the existing animation timeline means you can also dynamically animate all raster parameters to change along with the video, bringing a lot of possibilities.

Vectoraster 8.4.0 changes

  • Video source layers allowing you to apply raster effect to video and export the animated result.
  • Greatly improved video export rendering performance.
  • The YouTube videos links now correctly lead to the Vectoraster 8 videos playlist.
  • Fixes the display raster / source slider opacity not updating the preview.
  • Fixes an issue with the export progress panel hiding when the application was inactive.
  • Smoother handling of remotely deployed license unlocking, not showing the trial mode notice while the license is verified.

More info and download


Patternodes 3.0.2

Today another small update of the new Patternodes 3 has been released, with some additional fixes:

  • Fixes incorrect size of exported SVG elements when exporting with a scaled export size.
  • Fixed a crash using apply to Single mode in Change Replace node.
  • Fixes an issue where exported GIF animations would sometimes get incorrect color palettes on macOS 11 and earlier.
  • Optimization of value function graph UI updates.

More info and download


Vectoraster 8.3.3 released

After the release of the new Patternodes 3, a smaller update of Vectoraster 8 has now also bee released. This update fixes a couple of bugs and brings improvements to SVG imports along with a new app macOS 11-12 style icon to match the new Patternodes icon.

8.3.3 changes:
  • New macOS 11-style application icon.
  • Improvements to SVG custom point shape parsing.
  • Fixes some issues with UI panel animations.
  • Fixes to some dark mode UI issues.
  • Fixes holes still appearing in exports if exporting immediately after unlocking the full version.
  • Updated to Sparkle 2.0 version checking and updating library.

More info and download


Patternodes 3.0.1 and 2.4.13 updates

After the release of Patternodes 3 and the influx of new and upgrading users there's now a first little update fixing some issues with the new version. There's also a new update of Patternodes 2 now available, backporting a couple of bugfixes found during the development of Patternodes 3, to ensure that Patternodes 2 is a stable as possible for the users who want to keep using that.

3.0.1 Fixes:

  • Fixes macOS App Sandbox blocking file system access to export animations as numbered files in some cases.
  • Fixes Repeat Grid node spacing aspect in Hex pattern mode while allowing still input.
  • Fixes clicking disabled parameter fields still selecting them for preview edit.
  • Fixed Change Pivot node not correctly finding automatic pivot locations for some asymmetrical shapes.

More info and download


Patternodes 3 released

The third generation of the macOS parametric design application Patternodes has now been released. Click below for more information, or download and try it out for free now!

Patternodes is a tool for creating graphical patterns, animations or illustrations. This is done using a node-based interface where you define a sequence of connected nodes that describe the design, each representing graphical elements, changes or repetitions.

Main changes and new features of Patternodes 3

  • Improved animation features. New keyframe-based Animation timeline and new Time Function node for animated noise and repeating functions.
  • Improved drag editing. Improved support for selecting and editing node parameters by clicking and dragging in the preview.
  • Redesigned interface. Cleaned up modern interface style with support for dark/light mode and animations.
  • Improved performance. Rebuilt core components for faster generation and a more responsive interface.
  • Redesigned dynamic index features. Clarified system for generating dynamic input to nodes.

For a full change list see the Version history

More info and download

Showing 10 of 272 news items.
Show more news