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2020-10-23

Vectoraster 8.0.3 update released

Another small update to Vectoraster 8 has now been released, making it easier to copy and paste in images to use as source layers.

Vectoraster 8.0.3 changes
  • Added new Paste replace source image Edit menu item to quickly replace the selected source layer image.
  • Added keyboard shortcuts for the paste source image menu items.
  • Fixed an issue with JPEG exports sometimes failing and causing problems with other exports after this.
  • Made the raster-sources display slider more responsive to quick changes.

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


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2020-10-01

Vectoraster 8.0.2 update released

Another small update to Vectoraster 8 has now been released. This time the focus is on a number of smaller improvements and fixes, mostly releated to working with the new animation timeline in different ways.

Vectoraster 8.0.2 changes
  • Improved editing animation keyframe values when using drag editing in the preview.
  • Fixes an issue where enabling disabled animation tracks would not refresh the preview in some cases.
  • Optimized rendering of composited source layer preview.
  • Tweaks to preview zoom adjustments when opening/closing the animation panel.
  • Fixes a 1px preview edge alignment issue at some zoom levels.

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2020-09-21

Vectoraster 8.0.1 update released

The launch of the big Vectoraster 8 update has been very smooth so far, so this first post-release update doesn't contain any big changes or critical fixes. But all the same, a couple of little things have been fixed and changed.

Vectoraster 8.0.1 changes
  • Setting a Gradient or Image source layer size height or width to a negative value now mirrors it.
  • The progress bar for longer generation processes is now more prominent with a point counter along with rendering percent.
  • Better handling when entering invalid math expressions in value fields.
  • Adjustments to rendering of some interface elements.
  • Correctly (don't) render Text source layers with zero size.

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


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2020-09-01

Vectoraster 8 released!



A new major update of the macOS graphics application Vectoraster has now been released. Vectoraster is a tool for creating custom vector and halftones and raster patterns based on images or gradients. Vectoraster 8 adds new dimension with keyframe animation support, letting you animate all raster parameters and source layers.

Vectoraster is built with designers in mind, giving you detailed control over the raster pattern, point shapes and how the points vary, all while giving you a real-time view of the result as you change parameters. When you're done you just copy or export the result as vector graphics or a pixel image, or animations to video file or image file sequence.

Main new features in Vectoraster 8

  • Animation support. Animate raster parameters and export the result to video or a sequence of frame files.
  • New source layers model. Sources are now more like layers in other graphics software and can be moved, scaled and rotated individually and blended together.
  • Improved preview drag editing. Edit source layers, gradients, distortions or raster pattern parameters by dragging graphical handles in the preview.
  • Advanced noise sources. New dynamic noise layers generating perlin or billowing noise you can then apply to any parameter across the raster.
  • Secondary point transformations. You can now apply two separate dynamic scaling or rotations to raster points, for example adding randomization to a source-based value.
  • Apply file raster settings. You can now quickly apply all raster settings from a different VRaster file, while retaining the sources in the current file.
  • Dark Mode interface support. Interface now adapts to system interface mode, and lets you switch between dark mode and light mode.

For the full change log with all changes and improvements, check out the
Vectoraster 8 version history.


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2020-07-02

Vectoraster 8 in beta testing

The next generation of Vectoraster, Vectoraster 8, is now in beta testing. There is no set release date yet, but most major features are now implemented and the plan is to test and improve the new version during the summer for release sometime after that. You can check it out below and sign up for a release notification or if you want to help out beta testing.

Some of the main planned new features in Vectoraster 8:

  • Animation support. Animate raster parameters and export the result to video.
  • New source layers model. Sources are now more like layers in other graphics software and can be moved, scaled and rotated individually and blended together.
  • Improved preview drag editing. Edit source layers, gradients, distortions or raster pattern parameters by dragging graphical handles in the preview.
  • Advanced noise sources. New dynamic noise layers generating perlin or billowing noise you can then apply to any parameter across the raster.
  • Secondary point transformations. You can now apply two separate dynamic scaling or rotations to raster points, for example adding randomization to a source-based value.
  • Dark Mode interface support. Interface now adapts to system interface mode, and lets you switch between dark mode and light mode.

Vectoraster 8 will require macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) to run.


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