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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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Tags Vlobs
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.


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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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Tags Vlobs
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.


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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.

More info and download


2022-08-25

Patternodes 3.0.9 released

Another new update of Patternodes 3 has been released with a couple of smaller improvements and fixes:

Changes and improvements:

  • The Change Color node can now be used to set fill or stroke color on elements with no fill or stroke opacity.
  • Added new preferences setting for default in/out easing type of new added keyframes.
  • Added some new warnings messages explaining some situations where Change Color and Change Opacity nodes will not show any visible change.
  • Fixes timeline animation track selection not updating correctly when deleting tracks.
  • Undoing deleting selected nodes now properly selects them again after restoring the nodes.


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2022-08-11

Vectoraster 8.4.5 released

An update of Vectoraster 8 has now been released. This new version brings adds new dithering raster patterns, GIF animation export support and a couple of other fixes and improvements.

8.4.5 changes:
  • Added three new dithering raster patterns: Burkes, Atkinson and Bayer 4x4.
  • Added support for exporting animations as animated GIFs.
  • Added new preferences setting for default in/out easing type of new added keyframes.
  • Fixed using trackpad pinch gestures to zoom in the preview.
  • Fixed some issues with the export progress bar during repeated animation exports.
  • Character point shape baseline pivot option is no longer turned on by default.

More info and download


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.


More info and download


Tags DotPass
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.


More info and download


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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