"Create parametric designs, vector patterns an"Patternodes is a tool for creating generative design, vector patterns or animations. 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. You might call this parametric design or visual scripting for 2d graphics.
The node sequence is completely non-destructive, so you can change any step in the sequence at any time without having to redo anything. This makes it easy to tweak repetition counts or element properties and instantly see the end result. The parameters that control each node can also be connected to other nodes, establishing complex relationships where one property controls another. And finally all of these node parameters can be animated using keyframes in a timeline.
Patternodes is designed from the start to stimulate playful use and experimentation, therefore the result is always shown in the preview view updating in real time. There is also extensive inline help features, warnings, sample files and even a manual to help you use the software.
There is a collection of projects that could work as inspiration for what you could use Patternodes for here on Behance:
Inspiration on Behance
Requirements: Mac OS X 10.14 or later
What's new in this version: 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.
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