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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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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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2022-07-28

Patternodes 3.0.8 released

Another small update of Patternodes 3 has been released with some additional little fixes and improvements:

Changes and improvements:

  • Nodes with a min-max value range (like the Apply Function node) now have a node menu option to quickly reverse the range.
  • Value parameter pairs with aspect locked no longer break the aspect ratio if you change the values to zero and back.
  • Fixes a bug in Change Pivot Node when calculating element group pivot points.
  • Fixes a bug when calculating element group pivot when changing element offsets in an already offset group.
  • Added warning and explanation if the Value Cap node is set to an invalid range of values.


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2022-07-21

DotPass 1.5.5 update

An update to the password app DotPass (iOS and macOS) has now been released on the app store.

It's been a while since the last update, and this update contains some general maintenance along with a requested feature to allow using the generated DotPass password without special characters (like *&%! etc). You generate the password just like you usually do, but there's now a way to copy it with any special characters replaced with letters. This will usually not be needed, but if you run into a site that for some reason doesn't allow a special character that is in the password generated by DotPass this will give you a secondary way to still use DotPass for the password without needing to change your seed word or pattern.

If you're looks for a way to ensure all your accounts have good unique passwords, while still not having to remember them all, check it out!


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2022-07-21

Patternodes 3.0.7 released

A new update of Patternodes 3 has been released with some fixes and a couple of improvements to the Element Text node:

Changes and improvements:

  • Added option to use Size as Font size instead of height for single characters in the Text Element node, and clarified how this works in text box mode and multi-charater texts.
  • Fixes custom blend modes not being applied correctly to path element strokes.
  • Fixes a Element Text node bug causing some characters (like *) not to be centered correctly in single character non-textbox mode.


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2022-05-19

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.


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2022-05-18

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.


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2022-04-11

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.


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2022-03-28

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.

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2022-03-08

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!


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2022-02-28

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.


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2022-02-16

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.


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2022-02-11

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.

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2022-02-10

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.


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2022-02-08

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


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2022-01-11

Patternodes 2.4.12 update

Another small update to Patternodes 2 has been released, with a couple of fixes to bugs found and fixed during Patternodes 3 development

  • Fixes undo and redo not working when the separate preview window was active.
  • Fixes an issue with the Change Pivot node failing to correctly calculate pivot of groups that already have a modified pivot.
  • Fixes an issue where offsetting some elements in an already rotated group of elements could offset the entire group.

Patternodes 3 is now in beta testing, find out more at lostminds.com/patternodes3.


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2021-12-16

Vectoraster 8.3.2 released

Another update has now been released for Vectoraster 8. This update adds a new Unsharp mask sharpening filter you can use on all source layers and fixes a couple of bugs.

8.3.2 changes:
  • New Unsharp mask sharpening filter available for all source layers.
  • Fixes an issue where the Export dialogue could become unresponsive on macOS 12.1 when opening it a second time.
  • Handle loading or setting invalid animation duration or framerate better.

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2021-12-15

Patternodes 2.4.11 update

Another update to Patternodes has been released.

  • Fixes an issue where the export save dialogue could become unresponsive when exporting a second time on macOS 12.1.
  • Math expressions and all value fields now correctly evaluate asin() and acos() functions.
  • Fixes an inconsistency in Group Apply Function node when using multiple periods of a non-continous function.
  • Fixes a UI issue with the node reference table view columns on macOS 11 and later.

Patternodes 3 is now in beta testing, find out more at lostminds.com/patternodes3.


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2021-12-15

Patternodes 3 in beta testing

Patternodes 3, the next generation of the node based procedural 2D-graphics app Patternodes is now in beta testing.

Main changes and new features

  • 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.

You can find out more and sign up to be a tester or get notified on release at lostminds.com/patternodes3.


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2021-11-03

Vectoraster 8.3.1 released

Another update has now been released for Vectoraster 8. This update brings an asortment of bugfixes and improvements to various parts of the application. Thanks to everyone who has reported bugs and submitted feedback! And if you haven't checked out the sample files in a while, this could be a good time. Maybe you'll find inspiration for something new added in recent updates.

8.3.1 changes:
  • Added support for drag and drop importing new source image layers.
  • Fixed preview drag editing of position for distortions in rotated and offset rasters.
  • Fixed the animation keyframe value field not updating the raster after changes.
  • Fixed undo/redo of editing animation duration, framerate and loop settings.
  • Fixed animation framerate setting not loading correctly from saved files.
  • Fixed bug where raster would stop drawing after turning both point fill and storke off, even if they were turned on again.
  • Updated sample files.

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2021-09-29

Vectoraster 8.3.0 released with new text raster modes

Today a new update for Vectoraster 8 has been released. This update adds new features that bring new possibilities working with text and font characters for point rasters, now allowing sets of multi-character words for the point shapes and more importantly a way to pick character or word based on a source.

This means you can define a set of characters or words and vary which one is used for each point actross the raster. Combined with all the different raster and point shape parameters already in place this gives you a lot of new possibilities!

8.3.0 changes:
  • New source-based text modes. Pick point text characters dynamically based on source layers. Paint by numbers or ASCII-art!
  • New word text modes. Use a set of words instead of just characters as point shapes. Make word clouds or generate data-driven labels!
  • Some changes for more consistent handling of fonts for text raster points and text source layers.
  • Fix a bug where changing the document random seed wouldn't update the seed for all random properties.
  • Fix a bug where the document random seed wouldn't be properly loaded from saved files.
  • Performance improvements.

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2021-09-13

Vectoraster 8.2.5 released

Another update has now been released for Vectoraster 8. This update brings a couple of improvements to working with animations and keyframes in the animation timeline, fixes some issues in recent version with using source layer color for points and a couple of other little fixes and improvements.

8.2.5 changes:
  • You can now edit animation keyframes while the animation is running.
  • You can now quickly revert values being edited by pressing Esc.
  • Disabling a parameter that has an active animation track now also disables the animation track and adds a warning icon to it.
  • Removing a source layer or pattern distortion that has animated parameters now also properly removes these animation tracks.
  • Fixed a bug where removing the last source layer could leave an orphaned source settings panel.
  • Fixed couple of issues in v8.2.3 and 8.2.4 with using source layer color for point stroke or fill.
  • Changes to visibility toggle buttons for source layers and animation tracks to reduce interface clutter.

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