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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

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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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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2021-09-07

Patternodes 2.4.10 hotfix update

Now there's a new update to Patternodes, this update is a hotfix of the 2.4.9 update that had some problems with the new group pivot point calculations and was therefore rolled back.

  • Fixes a bug fram 2.4.8 that prevented adding new nodes by dragging and dropping a new connection.
  • Fixed inner diameter parameter in Element Shape node arc pie wedge shapes.
  • Fixed issues with loading older version files with pie wedge shapes.
  • Some performance improvements.

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2021-09-06

Patternodes 2.4.9 update

Another small update of Patternodes 2 has been released with a couple of fixes and improvements.

Patternodes 2.4.9 changes
  • Fixes a bug in 2.4.8 that prevented adding new nodes by dragging and dropping a new connection.
  • Fixes an issue where offsetting selected elements in a group with the Change Transform node might cause the entire group to also move unexpectedly.

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

UPDATE: We've discovered a problem with this update, so we're rolling it back for now and hopefully a new update will be released shortly fixing these issues.

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2021-09-03

DotPass 1.5.1 update

Today a small update to the password app DotPass (iOS and macOS) has been released on the app store.

It's been a while since the last update, and this update is just a maintenance update to ensure compatibility with future iOS and macOS versions by cleaning up a few older components under the hood. 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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2021-08-09

Patternodes 2.4.8 update

Today as a result another small update of Patternodes 2 has been released with a couple of fixes and improvements.

Patternodes 2.4.8 changes
  • Preview view scroll position is now saved in pnds documents.
  • Some fixes related to saving/loading files with broken connections.
  • Fix the Element Shape node Arc pie wedge toggle being inverted.

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


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2021-07-28

Patternodes 2.4.7 update

As development of the next major update Patternodes 3 continues, Patternodes 2 has also gotten some attention this week. And today as a result another small update of Patternodes 2 has been released with a number of bug fixes.

Patternodes 2.4.7 changes
  • Fixes Change Pivot alignment presets not aligning the pivot point correctly.
  • Fixes a crash related to selection rendering while drag editing some offset parameters.
  • Fixes bug in the Group Arrange node that prevented arranging just selected elements in some cases.
  • Fixes an issue with incorrect value function graph axis scales in the Apply Function node.
  • Fixes a node UI bug where the apply to mode would appear to change when disabling a node.
  • Fixes an issue where exported SVGs with imported svg elements could get problems with double id for some svg tags.

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


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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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2021-02-11

Patternodes 2.4.3 update

Another update of the parametric 2d vector design app Patternodes, with a mixed bag of improvements, fixes and some new features.

Patternodes 2.4.3 changes
  • Improved preview updating frequency when rendering complex output and animation previews.
  • Node value fields and formula fields now support the % modulus operator (ex: 10 % 4 will output 2).
  • Node value fields and formula fields now support the round() function (ex: round(1.9) will output 2).
  • Change nodes Selected Single apply to mode now loops around to restart at the first element if the offset is greater than the number or elements, consistent with other counted selections.
  • Fixed Change Replace node not allowing Each or Selected apply modes even though the input is a group.
  • More small interface adjustments on macOS 11.
  • Updated a number of outdated tooltips and help texts.

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


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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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