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
- Improved the random value node so that you can now specify increments/steps for the random values to be rounded to, like even multiples of 45 or 90 for angles.
- Greatly improved responsiveness and memory management while exporting large/long animations.
- Added a new warning message for when a node scales the output graphics to 0 size, making it disappear, which can
- OS X 10.8 or later