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PixelToy is one of those rare programs that defies easy categorization - it creates unique, vivid special effects which can incorporate animated text, images, sound waves, and more. You can use PixelToy to create still images to composite in an image editor, generate ultra-cool QuickTime movies for use with video editing software, or just chill out and watch the beautiful, hypnotic patterns react to audio.

Dance clubs and cafes around the world dazzle audiences with PixelToy's live visual effects. What's more, visual artists have added PixelToy to their arsenal of video effects generation software, using QuickTime movies from more...

What's New

Version 2.8:
  • PixelToy is now freeware!

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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patpatng Member IconComment+6
patpatng
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I will be glad if the author can make an universal binary. ;) Thanks

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Version 2.8
jazzyguy Member IconReview+3664
jazzyguy
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FREEWARE!!! I paid for it too but I am proud of this Developer for making this great app available to everyone!

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Version 2.8
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Freeware?
What about that $20 I spent to put PixelToy on my first graphite iMac ten years ago?
Good times. :-)

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Version 2.8
smactron Member IconReview+76
smactron
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This is great! I wish it would be updated, though. At least just make it a Universal Binary!

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Version 2.6.1
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Anonymous
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I agree with everyone that this is a stable application and tons of fun. My only complaint is the user interface. The UI turns what should be a fun task into something quite frustrating. A week or so developing a better naming system (such as "sets") and tweeking the UI to make it easier to use would be time well spent.

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Version 2.6.1
Dimitri Delcourt Member IconComment+0
Dimitri Delcourt
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I have been using Pixel toy for years now. I have been on stage more than 60 times with this piece of software, it never crashed me down in critical live circumstances.

The different genrators combined with my own collection of geek-edited filters and palettes allow me to work along with musicians for hours... In an environment of different hardware filters and lots of wire, this "pixel toy", which is not a toy to me but a real tool, has been a reliable visual generator since the first time i tried it.

I love you pixeltoy! But how impossible is your user interface! All the stuff is there, but preferences and options are a mixed-up concept. I use to edit many settings in real-time, and I despise the lack of asynchronous ability...

I wrote a note to McNeil two years ago, as i was coming home from my first real time performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival, but none of my suggestions were implemented. I think that Leon McNeil has no idea of his own genius.

This soft is dope! Buy it 20 times it is worth it!

[And Leon! if you get in contact with me, I promise to send you a demo of your child in montreux.]

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Version 2.6.1
Sumac Member IconReview+0
Sumac
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Loved Pixel toy for many many years on my old Macs. Then my job suddenly became more stressful and I lost track of Pixel Toy (v 1.1). Until today. Found it again on an old floppy, and it worked perfectly on our old old Macs and our new Macs. No installation, no crashes, no problems AT ALL. It is just pure fun. We use it as a screen display or as an elegant diversion for students who come to send a fax and have to wait a couple of minutes for a confirmation to print out. They can change any of the settings, turn on ALL the options if they want to. Can't possibly hurt it. But my favorite feature...you can resize the window to any size or shape, change any of the options one right after the other and PIXEL TOY JUST WILL NOT STOP. No screen redraw AT ALL. Doesn't even need to catch it's breath. PIXEL TOY is just a magnificent little program that harms no one and makes your day a little nicer. (And I only have the 1.1v. I can't wait to play with the new one!

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Version 2.6.1
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Anonymous
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Play with the settings, create your own color combinations, tweak the controls and then sit back and admire your handiwork. I have spent hours with this app and I continue to go back for more experimentation and wonderment.

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Version 2.6
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L66
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Great program! It is worth the download.

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Version 2.5
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Downloads 9,872
Version Downloads 2,176
License Free
Date 15 Jul 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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