Patternodes
Patternodes
2.2.7

5.0

Patternodes free download for Mac

Patternodes

2.2.7
08 November 2019

Generator for parametric graphic patterns and illustrations.

Overview

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 it enables you to use sliders to instantly change any aspect, like color, spacing, scaling, rotation or repetition count of any part of the pattern without having to undo/redo any steps. You can also specify animation value ranges for any of these parameters.

The resulting pattern tile is always shown in the bottom preview view, repeated and updating in real time with any changes, giving you instant feedback of what the end result will be. To make pattern creation easier Patternodes also includes a lot of nodes that automatically perform common tedious tasks like repeating elements at the tile edges to make the pattern seamless, or randomizing different aspects (like color, position, rotation, etc.) of the elements in a pattern to give it a little more life. Finally, when you're done you can simply copy the pattern tile into whatever illustration or graphics application you use, or export it either as vector graphics or a bitmap image file. Animations can be exported as GIF, QuickTime MOV or numbered PNG or JPG files

What's new in Patternodes

Version 2.27:
  • Improved Text element node with support for dynamic value based text and a new Text box mode with for better aligning and layout control. NOTE: This may mean some layout changes are needed for files using the old text node multi-line mode.
  • Improved Clipping mask node now has an invert option that lets you use what's outside the clipping mask instead, and can be used to remove existing clipping paths.
  • Math nodes now resize automatically to fit longer formulas.
  • Fixes a bug where clicking out of the Artboard node size fields would revert values instead of applying changes.
  • Leaving value fields empty now set them to 0 instead of showing a formula parsing error.
  • Fixes a couple of issues with importing legacy Patternodes 1 files.
  • Fixes bug with renaming artboard layers in some situations.
  • Fixed a bug where the animation duration would initially be incorrect when loading longer animation files.
  • You can now access pictures from your Photos albums when browsing to import graphics.
  • Improved performance.

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7 Patternodes Reviews

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Detlevski
18 October 2016

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Wow, great way to create patterns. A programmer's way to create great patterns, create nodes and transform, filter and change shapes and images. Of course you can use traditional graphic software to create patterns. But PatterNodes will save you a lot of time and more important it lets you create in a different way with different results. Highly recommended.
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Version 1.7.8
Detlevski
18 October 2016
Wow, great way to create patterns. A programmer's way to create great patterns, create nodes and transform, filter and change shapes and images. Of course you can use traditional graphic software to create patterns. But PatterNodes will save you a lot of time and more important it lets you create in a different way with different results. Highly recommended.
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Version 1.7.8
Strax
11 January 2016
I can't seem to work through the MacUpdate update drill to get to the PatterNodes download.
I am used to downloading apps through my browser and managing updates myself.
The (apparently) required installation of the MacUpdate app is snagging me on some kind of trial user limit; so no download.
I DO want PatterNodes; I DON'T want the MacUpdate app to intervene for me--whether it's free for the first 10 times or $20 thereafter.
Please offer users the option of going back to the simpler day, when MacUpdate as a service assisted in delivering products, rather than introducing additional steps that can (and do) complicate things.
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Version 1.7.1
2 answer(s)
Lost-Minds
Lost-Minds
12 January 2016
Hello, I'm very sorry about this. I was unaware MacUpdate had repackaged the download for some reason. PatterNodes does not require you to use the MacUpdate system! Just go to http://www.lostminds.com/patternodes to download!
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Jlock
Jlock
12 January 2016
Hi Strax,

Lost Minds is correct! If you wish to not use MacUpdate Desktop, simply open the "Manual Install" folder. This will be located in the download and contains only PatterNodes. You will then be able to install the application from there!

If you have any other questions, please contact us here: http://support.macupdate.com/contact/
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Llprice
11 January 2016
This App might be useful -- if I actually got a "valid" activation code for it.
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Version 1.7.1
2 answer(s)
Lost-Minds
Lost-Minds
12 January 2016
Hello, I'm sorry about this. This was due to an initial hiccup the first couple of hours of the deal, according to MacUpdate this has now been fixed, and all the purchases that were affected initially should have been sent their codes. If not, please contact macupdate support at http://support.macupdate.com/contact/
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Jlock
Jlock
12 January 2016
Hi Llprice,

This issue has since been resolved. If your serial number is still not working please contact support here: http://support.macupdate.com/contact/
I would be happy to assist you with any issues that you need help with!
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Macedh
11 January 2016
license incorrect
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Version 1.7.0
8 answer(s)
Elephantix
Elephantix
11 January 2016
same for me!
what did you do to get a right serial ?
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Macedh
Macedh
11 January 2016
Did not receive anything yet...
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Widber
Widber
11 January 2016
also got only "Incorrect code and 2014 reg url. Please update your link!"
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Rochade
Rochade
11 January 2016
yep, seems MU doesn't get it right. I contacted the developer who told me the problem is MU. Let's hope they will fix it soon.
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Jlock
Jlock
11 January 2016
This issue has since been resolved. If your serial number is still not working please contact support here: http://support.macupdate.com/contact/
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Macedh
Macedh
11 January 2016
MacUpdate got my message and gave me right code
(developer did this as well :-) )Well done!
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Lost-Minds
Lost-Minds
11 January 2016
Yeah, sorry about that hiccup, but as Jlock from MacUpdate wrote the problem should now be resolved and everyone should have their codes!
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abdndgdn
abdndgdn
07 February 2016
I have been e-mail to the already supported, but not yet received a correct code ...
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Doms
29 July 2015
Great tool. Developer answer quickly too.
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Version 1.6.0
Duffdaddy
24 September 2014
Love this App for its great versatility and parameter driven patterns. Great bit of node driven texture making.
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Version 1.1
JeffBaker
13 August 2014
Very convenient to draw parametric graphic patterns and illustrations.
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Version 1.0.0