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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 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
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DotPass

Pretty secure passwords with patterns
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News

2021-01-06

SketchFighter 4000 Alpha v1.2.5 update

A small update has now been released for SketchFighter 4000 Alpha, fixing a couple of little issues and adding native apple silicone processor support.

Update changes:

  • Universal native Intel / Apple silicone support.
  • Added links to new future development voting and feedback page.
  • Improved super beam hit detection precision.
  • Some menu optimizations.


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2021-01-04

Patternodes 2.4.2 update

We're starting off the new year with a small update of Patternodes, this time mostly some fixes and adjustments for running on macOS 11 (Big Sur) and soem rare number formatting issues.

Patternodes 2.4.2 changes
  • Some interface fixes on macOS 11 (Big Sur).
  • Fixed some number formatting issues with value fields when using comma as a thousands separator.
  • Value fields should now correctly show comma as the decimal separator based on your system settings.
  • Made trial mode watermark a little more subtle.
  • Removed a redundant search field from the Help menu.

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


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2020-12-28

Vectoraster 8.1.2 released

The Vectoraster 8.1.2 update, released today, is another smaller update with fixes to a couple of bugs and smaller improvements.

Vectoraster 8.1.2 changes
  • Improved calculation progress updates for long regeneration processes.
  • Improved handling of warnings when incompatible raster settings are selected so no raster can be rendered.
  • Fixed some number formatting issues with export size fields when using comma as a thousands separator.
  • Value fields should now correctly show comma as the decimal separator based on your system settings.
  • Fixes a double regeneration bug after changing the artboard size.
  • Removed a redundant search field from the Help menu

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


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2020-12-22

Vectoraster 8.1.1 released

Another Vectoraster 8 update, this time 8.1.1 has been released. This is just a smaller update with fixes to a couple of bugs to get you over the holidays.

Vectoraster 8.1.1 changes
  • Optimized file loading.
  • Fixes a bug with changing sizes in the export dialogue when using points or inches as the length units.
  • Fixes a bug with auto-resampling of large source images causing them to be used at the wrong size in v8.1.0.
  • Fixed a bug where images sources wouldn't properly update when toggling auto-resampling on/off.

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


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2020-12-14

Vectoraster 8.1.0 released

Vectoraster 8.1.0 has been released. This update brings SVG export support that has been requested by many users, and a new simple line point shape useful for plotting, etching and stippling applications. CSV exports have been improved and now include point color information. There are also improvements to preview updating while editing source layers and a new export setting to export the raster pattern blended with the sources at a lower preview opacity. Together these changes open up even more new ways to use the designs you produce in Vectoraster.

Vectoraster 8.1.0 changes
  • SVG vector graphics export
  • New Simple line point shape, simple short line with just stroke and no fill useful for stippling, plotting and etching applications
  • Improved CSV-export that now includes point fill color RGBA components in the exported data.
  • New export option to use preview raster opacity when exporting, to let you export the raster semi-transparent on top of the sources.
  • Improved appearance of composited source layer previews while live editing source parameters.
  • Fix preview rendering when raster preview opacity was lower than source preview opacity.
  • Interface adjustments for macOS 11 (Big Sur).
  • Update to Finder preview quick look component for VRaster files.

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


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2020-12-04

Patternodes 2.4.1 update

Another update to Patternodes, this time just some smaller fixes mainly around the .pnds file format.

Patternodes 2.4.1 changes
  • Preview rendering scale fixes on retina screens.
  • Changes to .pnds file format for improved future compatibility.
  • Update to Finder quick look preview component.

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


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2020-11-30

Patternodes 2.4.0 update

A new version of the node based pattern and parametric design app Patternodes 2 has been released. This update brings a number of new improvements to the random repeater node, a new removal chance mode in the apply function/graphics nodes and improvemnts to SVG imports and exports. The app is now also a itel/apple silocone universal binary and of course there's a bunch of little bug fixes as well.

Patternodes 2.4.0 changes
  • Improved Random repeater node with new radial mode and option to set a minimum distance between repeated elements.
  • Gradual removal. Apply Function and Apply Graphics nodes can now be used to apply a gradual removal chance to elements.
  • Improved SVG exports with greatly reduced file-size using svg-symbols for images and embedding of imported SVG elements.
  • Improved SVG path importing, with support for matrix() group transforms often used by Affinity Designer.
  • Apple Silicon native support.
  • Fixes a bug where the little pivot point markers would not show correctly in the Change Pivot node previews.
  • Fixes a bug with some invalid connections not being removed after replacing nodes.
  • Fixes a bug where replacing a change nodes with group nodes could lead to an invalid apply-to mode in the group node.
  • Update to Sparkle updating library.

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


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2020-11-25

Purchase processing problems

Due to technical problems at our payment handling provider paddle.com it's currently not possible to purchase licenses for Vectoraster or Patternodes.

Paddle has acknowleged the problems and are saying that they are working on a solution, you can follow the status of this at their status page. Or you can simply come back a little later here and see if the purchase links have started working again. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope this will be resolved swiftly.

Update: The problems have now been resolved and purchasing should work as usual again.



2020-11-19

Vectoraster 8.0.5 update released

Another Vectoraster 8 has been released. This time with another set of smaller improvements across the app, from interface tweaks to performance and SVG importing. The new version is also built as a universal binary so it should run natively on both existing Intel macs and the new Apple Silicone macs.

Vectoraster 8.0.5 changes
  • Apple Silicon native support.
  • Improved performance when updating and compositing source layers.
  • Improved SVG path importing, with support for matrix() group transforms often used by Affinity Designer.
  • New presets menu in the artboard size change dialogue to quickly change to a preset or source image size.
  • Fixes some interface panel animation glitches when enabling/disabling the Use source color fill/stroke settings.
  • Exporting without changing any document export settings no longer marks the document as needing to be saved.
  • Update to Sparkle updating library.

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


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2020-11-15

DotPass passwords and Dice Bag apps now free!

From today on, and effective for at least a couple of months, both our password app DotPass (iOS and macOS) and the dice roller app Dice Bag (iOS) will be available for free on the app store.

The reason for this is simply that they've both been around for a while now, ad we're hoping this will let new users find them and try them out. Depending on how the interest for the apps develops during the period they may then become paid apps again, or they might remain free. There are no plans in either case to make them freemium in any sense with additional in-app purchases or add ads or information collecting in them to generate revenue.

So, if you're looking for a new way to deal with your passwords (you know you should) or you sometimes want to roll dice, this is good news!

DotPass - Pretty secure passwords with patterns

Dice Bag - iOS 3D Dice roller



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