Flame Painter 2
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Procedural painting program.   Demo ($29.99)
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Flame Painter is a unique paint application that lets you easily create original artwork, light effects, unconventional design or beautiful backgrounds with flame brushes.

Flame Painter was created within 'I am an Artist' experimental project. The initial vision was to create an application for professional artists as well as for people without artistic skills who want to create original paintings. It is used by thousands of professional CG artists, designers, enthusiasts or children in school and we have had nothing but great feedback.
What's New
Version 2.5.6: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Note: The demo version is currently at 2.5.0. The version available for purchase is 2.5.6.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later



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Flame Painter 2 User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Chaloots commented on 28 Jan 2014
FWIW, version 2 of this app is on sale for $1.99 today only (28 January) on the App store. The 2 bucks is for the Personal version, though the ad specifically mentions the path to upgrade to their Pro version.

Interestingly, a pdf manual is also available, but it's for a 2.2 version.
[Version 2.5.0]


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Rpmurray commented on 19 Dec 2013
As far as I can tell there's no way to upgrade from this to the Pro version without having to pay full price.
[Version 2.5.0]

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Dcuwcy replied on 19 Dec 2013
You should start Flamepainter, than go to menu. There is a link where you can update to the pro version.
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PETERTRINIDAD4633 reviewed on 13 Dec 2013
One fine software that has me come out with creative images that I never imagined I could have done. I am glad I came across this software which has sparked that creative spirit in me again. I do a lot of photography and this will surely help me with my own creative backgrounds. Love this with a 5 Star. Kudos to the developer for making it available at such an affordable price.

The software itself is very easy to use if one understands how to create art. It has a smooth flow and although I would have loved it to have an option to set the canvas size and also an option where I could re-size it to the pixel size of my choice. But I guess all this would kick up the price and I would still go and upgrade it for the new price.

Stability is not an issue although I lost it a couple of times, but I can't blame the software itself as yet as I guess I guess I was doing too many things on my Mac at the same time and will give it a benefit of the doubt. If I do find any issues again I will come back with an update.

BTW I am just a hobbyist and nothing commercial about me LOL.
[Version 2.2.0]

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PETERTRINIDAD4633 replied on 13 Dec 2013
Just an update to my own. Looks like I have not explored the software in full having sat on it for just a day.

Well it does have the option to set the canvas size and pixel. Sorry for the earlier hurried review. Cheers!!!
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jasonboard5781 commented on 10 Dec 2013
Okay, got this with the Holiday Bundle. Looks great but how do you put in your LIC key info?
[Version 2.2.0]

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bizkitxfx replied on 11 Dec 2013
I'd like to know the answer to this too!
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Chazza2013 replied on 15 Dec 2013
In the email that you received when you purchased the bundle scroll down until you see the following sentence "The full version of Flame Painter is included in the full bundle above, however you can also download it individually from here."

Just click that link and you should have the full version instead of the demo version.
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Derekcurrie commented on 05 Dec 2013
$29.99 for the Personal Edition (only 3 layers…)
$59.99 for the Professional edition (unlimited layers…)

IOW: The price currently listed on this page ($397) is incorrect.

See the developer's site for details. Looks like an excellent app.
[Version 2.2.0]

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Derekcurrie replied on 05 Dec 2013
The current MU bundle is for the Personal Edition. This may be my have app of the 12. Grab it ASAP if you like it! Flame Painter goes pumpkin at 5,000 sales.
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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 09 Dec 2013
Derekcurrie, as you point out, Flame Painter itself is not $397 as shown to the right of "Demo" in the application header above: that's the retail value of the Holiday Bundle. The price of Flame Painter itself is shown to the right of the Comments/Reviews section, in the Information panel: $29.99.

And you're right about Flame Painter being an excellent app! The developers keep bringing new functionality to the table, increasing its value.

And I'm looking forward to the release of Escape Motions' Amberlight tomorrow, 10 December 2013.
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Negritude commented on 07 May 2013
The MAS version of this app appears to have been abandoned (no updates past 1.5.1, no links to the MAS on the developer's web site), yet the developer has the audacity to keep selling it there, even promoting it today via TwoDollarTuesday.

I think it's unethical for developers to continue selling software on the MAS, unless there is some kind of feature parity between the same product sold via other channels. I understand completely that Apple's approval process and sandboxing requirements often make it impossible to sell up-to-date or fully functional apps on the MAS, but at some point, it becomes false advertising to present such a product to the public. At the least, put a disclaimer in the MAS description letting people know what they are getting, and if they want the full experience, to purchase it directly instead.

There are a lot of less tech savvy people, who hear about a software product, but instead of getting the details direct from the developer, they blindly depend on the MAS, and end up with a much worse product.

Either keep apps up to date, or delete them from the store.
[Version 1.7.1]

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dodbar replied on 08 May 2013
Dear Negritude,

I work with the Flame Painter team, and would like to react on your comment - MAS version update is definitely not abandoned and is our key priority currently. Issue is unfortunately on Apple side which is taking a time approving the App which is in their approval process since mid-March as we of course sent the app for approval before releasing it via other channels and hoped to have them launch at the same time :(

I can just say that we are working hard to get update to MAS asap. Unfortunately we could not wait for Apple, so gave the update option to our customers at least via web site. The version on MAS is clearly marked as 1.5.1 so no misleading. Saying that we never expected approval/sandboxing to take so much time :(

Issue with MAS not only for us, but for all developers, is that we do not control the channel, have no contact on customers and thus can not even communicate to them any issues like the above. For all the other customers we have email and can send at least a newsletter with updates etc. Saying that, MAS is a great channel and we are glad we can use it, however with the above issues which any developer has to live with :(

If you have issue with current version - please write to support (at) escapemotions.com and we would be glad to send you (and any other customer with similar issue) update manually till it won't be available on MAS.

Btw. regarding the link to MAS on our site - we have standard option to purchase the software via appstore when you buy the software, we do no see reason for any specific link.

Once again sorry for the trouble caused - we are doing our best to make this work and hope to solve issue with MAS soon.

Regards,
Jozef
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Negritude replied on 21 Jun 2013
Well, now they've updated the MAS with version 2 in both personal and profesional versions, but those who bought the original 1.x version never got an upgrade to 1.7.1.
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dodbar replied on 18 Jul 2013
Dear Negritude,

thank you for your comments. As mentioned earlier, we are unfortunately still waiting for 1.7.1 MAS approval, which is our priority as it is the only way how to contact MAS people to have their version updated.
Otherwise,unfortunately, users themselves have to contact support (at) escapemotions.com to get their update for this moment - and we gladly offer each one of them their free update to 1.7.1.

So please, send us an email to this email address to get your version updated.
We are very sorry that this situation might look unfair to you but we hope, that you understand our situation (which is unfortunately out of our hands) and will still enjoy creativity with Flame Painter.

Thank you,
Jozef.
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dodbar replied on 06 Aug 2013
Flame Painter 1.7.1 was finally approved on Mac App Store :-)
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Protagonisitc replied on 12 Aug 2013
I really like the program but your complaint points out why I will forego the convenience of the app store and buy directly from the company if I have a choice. I then rely on MacUpdate Desktop to let me know when there is an update. (Shameless plug for MacUpdate). :-)
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silkythreads reviewed on 14 Mar 2013
I purchased this software on 12 March, 2013.
It will not run, I get 7 error messages and then it crashes on startup.

It is still within the 5 day grace period and I want my money back.

I have notified "support@escapemotions.com" via 3 different email without response from them. Even sent them the error messages, nothing.

So MACupdate, please send my refund back to my card.

Thanks, DW

PS...my specs --- OSx 10.8.2
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro4,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.5 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 800 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MBP41.00C1.B00
[Version 1.7.1]

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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 14 Mar 2013
Sorry for the trouble you've been experiencing! Please send an email to support AT macupdate DOT com. Our support team will sort that out for you.
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silkythreads replied on 28 Mar 2013
My problem is being worked on.
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Gestalt commented on 08 Mar 2013
Will the App Store version of this application get updated? I purchased Flame Painter from the App Store almost a year ago and there have been no updates. It's currently at version 1.5.1 from November of 2011 - I'd like to upgrade to 1.7.1.
[Version 1.7.1]

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Gestalt replied on 31 Mar 2013
I checked directly with Escape Motions support. For any who are waiting for the MAS version upgrade as I am, 1.7.1 has apparently been in the submission process since mid-March. So hopefully we'll see this update available soon.
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Sgginc reviewed on 07 Mar 2013
This is one of my favorite programs (and I own a lot)!!!

Very responsive program with an infinite number of possibilities.

I especially like the transparency option, makes great folder icons.

Try it and you’ll love it!!!
[Version 1.7.1]


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mandylessismore reviewed on 29 Jan 2013
This software is just great. You can create countless number of different images. I can imagine that professionals are able to make real artworks there. But I appreciate that my children love to play with it and it is not a waste of time for them.
[Version 1.5.1]

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stones replied on 28 Feb 2013
Thank you Mandy, I am glad you like it, you can download the latest v.1.7 and publish your paintings to Flame Painter Gallery too. :)
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hamster47 had trouble on 28 Feb 2013
Hi.
I've just dowloaded the full version but it quits instantly upon launch
The demo version runs OK
[Version 1.5.1]

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Escape Motions (developer) replied on 07 Mar 2013
Hello, there is a new update to version 1.7.1 available for free.
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Recoiller replied on 18 Dec 2013
where did you download the full version? I can only download the demo version and there is no option to add the licence??

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Think Globally rated on 17 Mar 2014

[Version 2.5.0]



Code4delta rated on 26 Mar 2013

[Version 1.7.1]



lucy_west rated on 07 Mar 2013

[Version 1.7.1]



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mandylessismore rated on 22 Oct 2011

[Version 1.25]



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mikri rated on 22 Oct 2011

[Version 1.25]


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Version Downloads:180
Type:Multimedia Design : Illustration
License:Demo
Date:14 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $29.99
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Flame Painter is a unique paint application that lets you easily create original artwork, light effects, unconventional design or beautiful backgrounds with flame brushes.

Flame Painter was created within 'I am an Artist' experimental project. The initial vision was to create an application for professional artists as well as for people without artistic skills who want to create original paintings. It is used by thousands of professional CG artists, designers, enthusiasts or children in school and we have had nothing but great feedback.

Important: Every Flame Painter 2 user is eligible for 50% discount ($30) on Pro edition. If you'd like to upgrade, go to Flame Painter 2 Menu: "Help" --> "Upgrade to Pro" and you will be redirected to the website with all necessary information. Pro edition has additional features:
  • Unlimited layers
  • Editable vector layers
  • Supersmooth antialiasing
  • Can be used for commercial purposes.


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