ArtMatic
ArtMatic
6.0

4.5

ArtMatic free download for Mac

ArtMatic

6.0
29 July 2014

Create vibrant images, animations, and sounds.

Overview

ArtMatic is a revolutionary programmable graphics synthesizer capable of synthesizing stunning graphics and animation as well as processing external still images and QuickTime movies-allowing the creation of digital fine art as well as studio-quality video effects, filters and transitions. And, of course, ArtMatic Pro does amazing fractaloids.

What's new in ArtMatic

Version 6.0:
  • Compiled Tree nesting!!! Compiled trees can now be nested without limitation, and they can be created on the fly from selected tiles. This feature unleashes vast new potential which includes looping of looped structures.
  • Live ArtMatic Voyager previews when working in ArtMatic on an element used by Voyager without needing to save the ArtMatic file!!!!
  • Up to 16 simultaneous tasks for improved rendering performance on multi-core machines.
  • One-pixel resolution animation preview option for non-pixellated real-time previewing.
  • Copy/Paste new features. Copy/paste of tiles and tile parameters and compiled trees is now possible.
  • A fourth parameter slider has been added and many components have an additional controllable parameter.
  • New Bump Gain setting for Geographic and RGB Bump. An icon for adjusting the bump gain appears when these modes are active.
  • Parameter control popup when control-clicking parameter sliders.
  • New parameter grid options.
  • Improved Keyframe Parameter editor.
  • Indexed Gradient. A gradient editor appears below the parameter sliders when relevant to the component (such as when indexed gradient is a parameter option).
  • Indexed Gradient. Gradient palette saved with files that use Indexed Gradient.
  • Frequency option added to many components
  • New tiling options and components. Inspired by a trip to the Middle East, Eric has implemented some staggering new possibilities for tiling geometries and architecture: both 2D and 3D. These new possibilities make ArtMatic one of the most complete tools for creating decorative tessellation. Both regular and irregular tilings are possible. ArtMatic 6 New Feature Summary 1
  • New primitives for architecture modeling. The new primitives and options allow for thousands of new basic 3D object profiles.
  • Many new components and component algorithms. The possibilities are staggering: especially for DFRM object design.
  • Generic color space now used to improve matching of screen and rendered colors.
  • Add Skin Option for user interface. Plain Gray option should be used if you encounter random crashes in CoreGraphics.
  • Automatic left/right centering of the structure tree.
  • Name of selected tile displayed in Tool Tips when clicking on tree tiles.
  • Add multi-format audio save that supports 16, 24 and 32-bit audio in a variety of audio formats: Sound Designer, AIFF, WAVE, Core Audio File.
  • New input movie/pict mode, Rate:Still which turns off ArtMatic’s interpretation of photo sequences as movie sequences.
  • Current palette library is now saved in the ArtMatic application package’s /Contents/ Resources/Palettes file.

Requirements for ArtMatic

  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later

8 ArtMatic Reviews

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Plasterpyrus
19 February 2009

Most helpful

Let me start of by saying that ArtMatic is really great little application, it's creative, fun, artistic and it can even give to the nerdiness in all of us. The other thing is thats expensive and after all it is only a fractal application, a very good one though but still a fractal application. It has a very steep learning curve though and in the past the documentation it has had, has been quite limiting, making it very challenging. In the past years there has been established a users group that has a very creative people in it, and sometimes you get access to some tutorials from there. The only problem there is that it is based on getting a bunch of emails that for the majority aren't that interesting and also the discussions cover the companies other applications as well so you do get inundated with emails. I myself would feel it would be a big improvement if they went to the web based forum instead. I also wish they would make upgrades to their application a bit more often to fix issues that arise or just to make minor improvements. Rather than coming out with an upgrade every year and a half and charging an upgrade fee for it. It use to be that that is how they started out doing it in their early years, which now they seem to be asking for upgrade fee from 4.1 to 4.6 with no other versions in between.
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Version 4.6
mori2k18
26 July 2014
I really love this app and also its "brother" called Artmatic Voyager (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/31363/artmatic-voyager). It allows very fast results, animated and has endless possibilities & variations, especially in the field of arts, nature-like-visualisation and of course fractals. The interface could be improved a little but all in all the results & speed is really great. Documentation is good, software comes with a lot examples to explore & learn. Unfortunately the infos here are not up-to-date. Currently Artmatic is on version 6 and Voyager on version 3. Released a view month ago in 2014. Some stuff I already made: https://www.behance.net/gallery/18143795/201407-Artmatic-6-Voyager-3-Visual-Art The FB page to explore a lot of the new possibilities: https://www.facebook.com/ArtMatic
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Version 5.0
Abacus25
05 November 2011
Somehow, my previous rating was not transmitted accurately. The overall scores should be an average of 4.5.
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Version 4.71
Abacus25
05 November 2011
This is a pretty cool little text effects generator. For those who aren't graphic artists or don't want to take the time to create their own text and shape effects, it's quick, easy, and can do a pretty wide variety of things. Not all that expensive, either.
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Version 4.71
An-onymous
12 September 2009
ArtMatic is a unique software. It enables endless voyages through never explored regions of an endless universe of visual creation. It is constantly improved, with new features added. At first, the results may be disappointing; but, sooner or later depending on luck, one finds places where to settle down and start exploring from. Beautiful films can also be created very easily. The support is incredibly quick and efficient (including during the week-ends) Two things could be improved : - although there are many ways to change the colors and edit large ranges of tones, hues and values, there are still mathematical constraints that won't let you do exactly what you would with a graphic software (eg have different colours for different zones that correspond to the same mathematical definition). Perhaps, an additional paint-tool could be associated to AM to overcome this limitation without interrupting the exploration. - When exploring, AM allows memorizing some positions for later exploration or for including them as key frames of a movie. Unfortunately, their number is quite limited and their chronologic order cannot be changed. One thing is desperate : sound ! Across 10 years using AM, I could never approach anything melodious or even harmonious. The techno sounds AM generates are just more or less absurd noises (as well illustrated with the examples in AM's site). Clearly the ear is much less tolerant that the eye.
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Version 4.71
Boblog
25 May 2009
Hello Folks, Artmatic is one of the best application for graphical manipulation and also to discover other way to manipulate images and fractals, and other goodies. This software is powerful, creative, and incredibly smart in the way that you can build your own trees and components to have your own set up, and functions. The results for gradients are stunning, and I never seen any software of this kind. With Artmatic you will need to go deeper, but its a wonderful journey with thousand of new way to think..... it depends on you.... Just try the demo, and the samples... if you are a real designer you need this app.... See ya BOB
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Version 4.6.2
Mac66graphics
24 May 2009
I was pleased to see that U&I software, makers of Art Matic pro are offering an upgrade at $69 instead of $249. I immediately snapped up this offer, and am pleased with what is being offered in this upgrade from 4.0. Thanks and keep up the good work.
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Version 4.6.2
Mac66graphics
19 February 2009
What about an upgrade price from v4.1 $249 is to steep for me, to start "again". I can get a Photoshop CS4 upgrade for $189. That is a powerhouse as compared to this basically one trick pony with awesome variations.
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Version 4.6
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Anonymous
Anonymous
23 May 2009
Upgrade pricing is available. Contact us to get more information.
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Version 4.6.2
Plasterpyrus
19 February 2009
Let me start of by saying that ArtMatic is really great little application, it's creative, fun, artistic and it can even give to the nerdiness in all of us. The other thing is thats expensive and after all it is only a fractal application, a very good one though but still a fractal application. It has a very steep learning curve though and in the past the documentation it has had, has been quite limiting, making it very challenging. In the past years there has been established a users group that has a very creative people in it, and sometimes you get access to some tutorials from there. The only problem there is that it is based on getting a bunch of emails that for the majority aren't that interesting and also the discussions cover the companies other applications as well so you do get inundated with emails. I myself would feel it would be a big improvement if they went to the web based forum instead. I also wish they would make upgrades to their application a bit more often to fix issues that arise or just to make minor improvements. Rather than coming out with an upgrade every year and a half and charging an upgrade fee for it. It use to be that that is how they started out doing it in their early years, which now they seem to be asking for upgrade fee from 4.1 to 4.6 with no other versions in between.
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Version 4.6
$299.00

4.5

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