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2018-11-28

Vectoraster 7.3.5 update

Today a new update to the vector halftone and gradient software Vectoraster 7 has been released. The new version includes some under the hood fixes and improvements, along with new variable point parameters for stroke and fill color opacity. So now you can vary your raster points in yet another way.

Changes in 7.3.5
  • New variable point fill and stroke opacity parameters.
  • Improvements to display zooming.
  • Improvements to Finder quicklook previews and file thumbnails.
  • Fixes some interface bugs on macOS 10.14.
  • Fixes a rare network full version unlocking bug.

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2018-11-22

Patternodes 2.1.8 update

Today another update of Patternodes has been released. The new version adds some improvements for finder previews (like icon thumbnails and sharper vector-previews for less complex graphics), and fixes some bugs. Update from within the application or download the new version and try it out free using the link below.

Version 2.1.8 changes
  • Improvements to Finder previews and thumbnails for .pnds files.
  • Fixes some problems with SVG exports.
  • Fixes a rare network full version unlocking bug.

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2018-11-02

Patternodes 2.1.7 update

A new version of the node-based vector pattern and animation design application Patternodes has been released. The new version fixes a couple of bugs and adds some minor interface tweaks, but the main change is an overhaul of the rendering back-end. This should result in better performance and stability, and a more stable foundation to build future update on.

Version 2.1.7 changes.
  • Performance improvements with new multithreaded rendering backend.
  • Improvements to preview zooming and panning.
  • You can now click/drag in animated value node graphs to change the current animation time.
  • New and updated sample files (accessed from Help menu).
  • Fixes some bugs with element clipping path rendering.
  • Fixes some bugs with group-index based generation.
  • Fixes some control clipping bugs on macOS 10.14.

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2018-10-10

Vectoraster 7.3.4 update

Today a new update to the vector halftone generator Vectoraster 7 was released. The new version comes with the usual set of little fixes and tweaks, along with some more substantial new features related to how you can use gradient sources (and others) to vary different point properties with new periodic functions.

Changes in 7.3.4
  • New varied parameter functions: Sinus, Square wave and Sawtooth, with variable periods and offset.
  • New varied parameter sources: Position X and Y, letting you easily vary any property based on position without needing to make a new Gradient Source.
  • Improved Gradient source precision and performance.
  • File loading performance improvements.
  • Raster calculation stability improvements.
  • Updates to license entry and trial-mode interfaces.
  • Bug fixes to precision angle parameter inputs.
  • Apple Hardened runtime security features.

The new version is now available as an update in the application, or to download and try out for free.


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2018-09-19

Patternodes 2.1.6 update released

Today a new update to the graphic pattern and animation tool Patternodes 2 was released. The new version is available for download here on the site for new users, or as an update in the application for existing users.

Version 2.1.6 changes.
  • Imported SVG image elments can now be used in Image mode as well as Path mode.
  • Further improved SVG vector path importing.
  • Updates to license entry and trial-mode interfaces.

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2018-09-07

Vectoraster 7.3.3 update

Another update of Vectoraster 7 has now been released, you can download the new version for free here or update from within the application.

Changes in 7.3.3
  • New Custom shape point Image mode and Path mode for more options with imported point graphics.
  • Improved SVG rendering support for both source images and custom shapes in image mode.
  • Some bug fixes.

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2018-08-29

Patternodes 2.1.5 update released

Today a new update to the node-based vector graphics tool Patternodes 2 was released with some new features, fixes and improvements.

Version 2.1.5 changes.
  • New Repeat Mirror node that mirrors and clips elements to with one or more mirror planes.
  • Improved SVG vector path importing.
  • Exported MPEG4 animations now get the default file extesion .mp4 instead of .mepeg4.
  • Fixes some problems caused by setting a 0x0 artboard size.
  • Fixes node preview display bug with element performance caching disabled.
  • Improved diagnostics for some installation and network problems.

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2018-08-09

Vectoraster 7.3.2 update

Vectoraster 7 has now been updated to version 7.3.2, you can download the new version for free here or update from within the application.

Changes in 7.3.2
  • Improved custom shape SVG path parsing.
  • Interface improvements for point color picking and source mixing.
  • Support for upcoming macOS 10.14 mojave.
  • Improved diagnostics for some installation and network problems.

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2018-07-31

Patternodes 2 August sale, 50% off!

The node-based parametric vector pattern and animation tool Patternodes 2 is now on sale, 50% off the regular price during August. So if you're looking for something new to try out during those long (or too short) summer days, now's a great time to check it out.


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2018-06-29

Patternodes 2.1.3 update

Patternodes has now been updated to version 2.1.3. This update fixes some compatibility problems with macOS 10.11 and earlier, and fixes a bug with misalignment of selection outlines on retina macs.


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2018-06-29

Vectoraster 7.3.1 compatibility fix

Vectoraster 7.3.1 has now been released. This update fixes some compatibility problems with macOS 10.11 introduced in the last update, so now hopefully everyone should be able to access the new features in Vectoraster 7.3.


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2018-06-28

Update problems on macOS 10.10 and 10.11

We've had some reports regarding problems with the latest updates of Vectoraster 7 and Patternodes 2 on systems running macOS 10.11 or earlier.

While we're working on fixing these we've rolled back the initial download versions here on the site to the previous versions, and restricted updates to users with macOS 10.12 or later. This means the users with macOS 10.12 or later can still update and everything should work fine, but users with earlier macOS version can still use the products until the problem is fixed so they can update too.



2018-06-25

Vectoraster 7.3 update

A new update of the vector halftone generator Vectoraster 7 has been released. This update add a number of improvements to line rasters and raster pattern distortions. Primarily it adds the possibility to vary distortions strength (like the amount of randomization or offset) with a source image or gradient.

Download and try it out now or update from within the application.

Changes in 7.3.0
  • Raster distortions (like randomize) can now have their strength vary based on sources.
  • New Offset distortion to make use of the new possibilities with source-based distortions.
  • Line rasters can now be aligned top/center/bottom.
  • New double linear gradient source gradient mode.
  • Varied density raster patterns now let you choose source to control the denisty.
  • Randomize raster distortions can now be applied with better gradual control.
  • Improvements to version checking and updating.
  • Improvements to purchase/unlock dialogue.
  • Various small fixes and tweaks.

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2018-06-21

Patternodes 2.1.2 update

Today another update to Patternodes 2 was released. This update brings some additional usability improvements and bugfixes.

Version 2.1.2 changes.
  • Math node formulas now let you edit constants in formulas using the hover control sliders, steppers etc like regular values.
  • Improvements to node index selection controls.
  • Improvements to version checking and updating.
  • Improvements to purchase/unlock dialogue.
  • Added selected artboard outline.
  • Fixed a bug with Group Apply Function node element selection offsets.
  • Fixed a bug with adding clipping masks to transformed element groups.

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2018-06-07

Patternodes 2.1.1 update

Today a new smaller update to Patternodes 2 was released. This update primarily fixes a couple of bugs in the 2.1.0 release. The new version also adds a new feature that highlights elements in the preview created or modified my the currently selected node. This doesn't affect export and you can turn it off in the settings if you don't want it, but hopefully it'l make it easier for everyone to keep track of what nodes apply to what elements.


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2018-05-31

Patternodes 2.1.0 released

A new update to Patternodes 2 has now been released. This update adds a lot of new features making the dynamic elements and element index features more powerful, as well as adding a lot of other improvements along with a new Align node and some bug fixes.

Version 2.1.0 changes.
  • New Element Index node lets you access different repeater indexe values (like Row, Column etc) when using repeaters with dynamic elements enabled.
  • New Align node lets you align elements in relation to the artboard or internally in a group.
  • New Element list node allowing you to use different alternative elements in a dynamic repeater pattern.
  • Improved Value List and Color List nodes, with built in element index modes and a new index offset parameter great for animating random or index-based value sets.
  • Node connections now have drag handles at both ends by default, and there a new setting to control what ends have handles.
  • The Repeat Transform node now has an Auto spacing mode, calculating spacing based on count and total repetition area similar to the Repeat Grid node.
  • Option to skip frames in animation previews when rendering is slow.
  • Math formula parameter fields can now be edited while a preview animation is running, just like value fields.
  • Fixes a bug that could cause the value parameter hover controls to disappear in some situations.
  • Fixes a bug that could cause tinted bitmap image elements to render at low resolution.
  • Fixes a bug with pivot point adjustments for element groups.

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2018-05-25

GDPR, privacy and data usage

As you're all probably very aware of the EU data protection directive GDPR is now in effect and puts new requirements on organizations to be transparent about their data collection and usage. Here's a short version of what we collect and use:

  • Website visits and downloads are tracked only on our own server using Matomo, no big-data/third party analytics or ads. This information is only used to track product popularity and discover problems on the website.
  • Mac product purchases are handled by Paddle and we keep and maintain a database of your license information so that we know who owns the software.
  • Mac product usage is tracked when unlocking and upgrading our mac products, we log these checks along with software and macOS versions to keep track of software usage and detect piracy attempts and problems with updates.

In all these cases IP addresses are masked and no information is sold or shared with a third party. There are now links to this information in our software and on all our web pages, you can find out more detailed information below.


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2018-05-14

Vectoraster 7.2.6 update

A new update of Vectoraster 7 has been released. This update adds a new pill point shape you can use in your rasters, with variable length and size, along with all the usual other transformations.

Download and try it out now or update from within the application.


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2018-05-07

Patternodes 2.0.5 update

Another update of the vector pattern and animation application Patternodes 2 has been released. Primarily the new version adds SVG export support, but also fixes some bugs:

Version 2.0.5 changes
  • Adds SVG format export support, including animated SVG export of animations(!).
  • Improved image quality (lower compression) in MOV and MPEG4 animation exports.
  • Fixes a bug with centering arc path elements in the Change Pivot node.
  • Fixes a bug with the Apply Function node horizontal/vertical mode used on rotated groups.

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2018-04-23

Patternodes 2.0.3 update

A new update of the vector pattern and animation application Patternodes 2 has been released with the couple of fixes and improvements:

  • Fixes a scaling bug in MOV, MPEG4 and GIF animation exports on retina macs.
  • Improved node illustrations and descriptions in the built-in node reference guide.
  • Some smaller fixes and adjustments in node interfaces.

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2018-04-19

Vectoraster 7.2.5 update

A new update of Vectoraster 7 has been released. The new version brings some smaller bug-fixes and two improvements:

  • Improved configuration or structured and random varied density raster patterns. Letting you set a separate vertical spacing for these patterns, as shown above.
  • Improvements to bitmap format export (TIFF, JPG, PNG), with better print size and resolution settings that are now properly stored in the exported image files.

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2018-04-02

Patternodes 2.0.2 patch

Today a small bug-fix update for the newly released Patternodes 2 has been published.

Version 2.0.2 changes.
  • Fixes some stability problems.
  • Fixes a bug with the Make Seamless repeater in Demo mode on retina displays.
  • Fixes a bug where pasting copied nodes from Patternodes 1 could cause problems.
  • Improved node editor scrolling when dragging close to the edge.

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2018-03-26

Patternodes 2 released


The second generation of the mac vector pattern design and animation application Patternodes has now been released. Click below for more information, or download and try it out for free now!

Main changes and new features of Patternodes 2

  • Fewer more versitile nodes. Many node types have been combined into more capable ones. This will let you do more with fewer nodes and make it easier to try new things and play around with the software without having to replace or add new nodes.
  • Improved usability. Many improvements to make the basic tasks of editing values and working with nodes and connections smoother and quicker.
  • New artboard node with layers. The old document and output nodes have been combined into a single Artboard output node with multiple output layers along with artboard size and settings.
  • Language and naming changes. Many concepts have been renamed to be more in line with industry standards and/or common language to make them easier to understand. For example, the old Transform nodes are now called Change nodes and the old Array Elements are now simply called Groups.
  • Change node apply-modes. Most of the nodes changing graphics (like changing color or transformation) now have built in support to toggle between applying their change to the group, each individual element in the group, or a selected subset of elements in the group. This replaces many array operation nodes and removes the need for a lot of splitting and combining you had to do in Patternodes 1.
  • More powerful nodes. More or less every node, for creating shapes, transforming or repeating elements have had little additions and improvements to enable new uses and improve existing functionality.
  • Improved animation exports. Support for exporting longer animations at higher resolutions in more formats.

For more details see the Version history


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2018-03-19

Vectoraster 7.2.3 update

Today another small update to the vector graphics halftone and raster application Vectoraster 7 has been released. The new update doesn't add any big new features, but updates some things under the hood and adds some small improvements to importing of EPS and SVG custom point shapes.

Update from within Vectoraster, or download and try the new version for free if you don't have it already.


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2018-02-17

iOS Nice Dice updated

The 3d dice app Nice Dice for iPhone and iPad has been updated.

The new version fixes a problem with iPhones with 3d-touch (6S and later) where it would be hard to lock dice by tapping them. Additionally it adds the option to speak the result of the dice when they've finished rolling.


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2018-01-24

Vectoraster 7.2.2 update released

Another update to Vectoraster 7 has just been released with some more improvements and fixes.

Changes in 7.2.2
  • Fixes a bug where TIFF, JPEG and PNG file exports would be double resolution on systems with retina screens.
  • Improved compatibility with vector point shapes exported/copied from Sketch.

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2018-01-15

Vectoraster 7.2.1 update released

A new update to the vector halftone and patterns application Vectoraster 7 has just been released. The new update is mostly a maintenance and bug-fix update, but also includes a new quick full screen preview feature.

Changes in 7.2.1
  • New quick full screen preview, toggle with Command-F or using the new full screen button.
  • Sources visible behind the raster in Vectoraster are now also shown in the Finder file previews.
  • Some bug fixes and system required updates under the hood.
  • Improved support features with network diagnostics for update/unlocking problems.

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2018-01-10

Patternodes 2 in development


The second generation of the macOS procedural graphics design and pattern creation tool Patternodes is now in beta testing. The new version will be an overhaul of more or less everything in the application, with new features and improvements across the board.

You can read more about Patternodes 2 by clicking below. And if you like what you read you can sign up to be notified when it's released.


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