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Create custom vector halftones and animated raster effects
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Create parametric graphic patterns, animations and complex repetitions
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2021-07-20

Vectoraster 8.2.4 released

Today another little update to Vectoraster 8 has been released, this time a bit of a hot fix of a bug that prevented opening legacy files with raster pattern distortions in v 8.2.3.

8.2.4 changes:
  • Fixes an issue with opening files with raster distortions in v 8.2.3.
  • Fixes some interface button alignments on macOS 11.

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2021-07-15

Vectoraster 8.2.3 released

After a bit of a summer break another smaller update to Vectoraster 8 has been released today. Version 8.2.3 contains mostyl interface-related improvements, many relating to importing source images and dealing with resizing sources and the artboard.

8.2.3 changes:
  • Adding a new source image layer now opens a browse dialogue right away.
  • Added a new Import source image menu item to quickly create a new source image layer.
  • Improvemed handling of imported source image sizes when replacing a layer image.
  • Added a new separate scale source layers option when changing the document artboard size.
  • Improvements to tabbing between value fields and opening/closing interface panels.
  • Document window size and position is now saved in VRaster files.
  • Improved labels and tooltips to help make isometric raster patterns using the same spacing toggle.
  • Improved interface panel animation performace.

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2021-04-20

Vectoraster 8.2.2 released

Today another smaller update to Vectoraster 8 has been released, 8.2.2 contains some improvements around exporting animations to video, with better preview feedback stability and improvement.

8.2.2 changes:
  • Improved performance and stability during animation exports.
  • Better previews of the animation during the animation export process.
  • Better raster pattern panel previews when using large artboard sizes.
  • Source layer actions button now show on hover as well as selection of the layer.
  • Fix missing VRaster document icons on older versions of macOS (again).

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2021-04-19

Patternodes 2.4.6 update

A small update of Patternodes 2 has been released. This updates mainly improves the Element Import node, with better support for importing EPS and SVG files generated by Affinity software and improved handling of various problems.

Patternodes 2.4.6 changes
  • Improved support for imported SVG and EPS of custom point shapes exported from Affinity software.
  • Added support for even-odd fill mode in imported of custom point shapes.
  • Better handling of problems when importing vector graphics from EPS/PDF/SVG files.
  • Changes to make Color, Value and Element list nodes more consistent in appearance and function.

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


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2021-04-12

Vectoraster 8.2.1 released

Today another smaller update to Vectoraster 8 has been released, 8.2.1 contains some smaller fixes and tweaks after the 8.2.0 update. Thanks again to all the users who've reported issues and sent us suggestions and ifeature requests. It really helps making our software better and more useful for everyone!

8.2.1 changes:
  • Fixed source invert filter not working after the 8.2.0 update.
  • Fix preview not updating correctly when a source layer is removed.
  • Better raster pattern preview for varied density rasters.
  • Fix text source layers not updating on the first click when changing font in the font panel.
  • Fix missing VRaster document icons on older versions of macOS.
  • Adjustment of some dark mode text label colors.

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2021-04-09

Vectoraster 8 stippling and dithering video



There's now a new feature video showing off the new stippling/dithering raster patterns introduced in Vectoraster 8.2. If you're interested in Vectoraster the rest of the Vectoraster playlist will give you a quick overview of new features and possibilities in Vectoraster 8.


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2021-03-30

Vectoraster 8.2.0 released

The Vectoraster 8.2.0 update released today brings four new dithering raster patterns, primarily useful to make stippling style designs with constant point size but varying density of the points. There are also a number of improvements to custom point shape importing, with better support especially for EPS and SVG files generated by Affinity software.

Vectoraster 8.2.0 changes
  • New dithering raster patterns. Dynamic source based Floyd-Steinberg, Stucki and Sierra error diffusion dithering patterns and new Bayer 8x8 ordered dithering pattern.
  • Improved support for imported SVG and EPS of custom point shapes exported from Affinity software.
  • Added support for even-odd fill mode in imported of custom point shapes.
  • Fixes an issue with document icons for some macOS 11 users.
  • Fixed live raster updates while dragging sliders for some source parameters.
  • Better handling of problems when importing custom vector point shapes from EPS/PDF/SVG files.
  • Removed some redundant screen printing export settings.
  • Some interface optimization.

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


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2021-03-23

Patternodes 2.4.5 update

A new update of Patternodes 2 has been released. This time with the usual batch of fixes, but also some small additions and improvements to the Group Apply Function node, Value nodes and a refresh of the Sample files library included in the application. If you haven't checked them out in a while it might be worth a look!

Patternodes 2.4.5 changes
  • Improved Group Apply Function graph to be more responsive during animations and better show period offsets.
  • Improved Group Apply Function node, making it easier to apply exact multi-period functions.
  • Added an input socket to the basic Value node.
  • Repeater nodes now correctly show the Dynamic input settings when connected directly to Element list nodes.
  • Fixed an issue with Group Randomize nodes sometimes not loading correctly when opening older files.
  • Updated Sparkle version checking library.
  • Updated Sample files library available from Help menu.

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


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2021-03-09

Vectoraster 8.1.3 released

The Vectoraster 8.1.3 update, released today, is another smaller update with fixes to a couple of bugs and smaller improvements.

Vectoraster 8.1.3 changes
  • Added button to re-center offset source layers.
  • The artboard size dialogue now has added presets for current image source sizes as well as original sizes.
  • Performance improvements for raster distortions and gradient source layers.
  • Clarified and corrected a number of tooltips and help messages.
  • Updates to the manual.
  • Some small macOS 11 interface adjustments.
  • Updated Sparkle version checking library.

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


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2021-02-23

Patternodes 2.4.4 update

A new maintenance update of Patternodes 2 has been released. This fixes a couple of different issues, and will hopefully resolve some long standing issues that prevented the software from running on macOS 10.11. There aren't that many users who are still on macOS 10.11, but it's been a shame that they haven't been able to update since 2.3.0 and hopefully this will mean they get access to the latest imprevements and fixes as well.

Patternodes 2.4.4 changes
  • Fixed some stability issues drag-moving complex font character elements.
  • Restored support for legacy macOS 10.11 (a bit experimental).
  • Fixed incorrectly offset node preview of elements with offset pivot points.
  • Fixed Repeat Random node not hiding/showing some parameter fields correctly when using artboard size and no minimum spacing.
  • Apply Graphics node now has a random seed field when applyin to removal chance.

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


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