PatterNodes is a tool for creating graphical patterns, animations, gradients, or illustrations based on repetitions. This is done by defining a sequence of steps, a recipe of sorts, that describes the pattern. Each pattern element or operation is represented by a little panel called a node, and the nodes are then linked by connections drawn between them. As the nodes can be freely combined and connected, this gives you a very flexible and powerful interface.
While this interface requires a different way of thinking, it also offers a lot of benefits compared to traditional Illustrator-type editors. Most importantly
- Improvements to pasting in vector graphics. PatterNodes will now attempt to extract information about stroke, fill and size to create a similar custom shape node if possible. There's also a new setting in the preferences if you prefer vector graphics to be pasted in as an image node instead.
- The feature to automatically connect newly added element nodes is now a little
- OS X 10.8 or later