Last week Ken added a new, insanely-fun shape mode to the Hexels beta – trixels (triangle pixels). It lets you paint with right-side-up and up-side-down triangles at the same time – a feature that I’ve been dreaming of for awhile. I’m really excited that this feature is in, it opens up a lot of doors for creativity and possibilities for shape modes and features in the future. Below is the first Hexels speed paint video showing how it was drawn.
We’re now finished adding features to the beta, and we’re focusing on bugs and polish to get it released as soon as we can. Thanks to all of you for your patience. Hexels.com has said that the program would be “coming 2012 (probably)” for…over a year (oops! bad estimate). We thought it would be ready a lot sooner, but we kept thinking of cool stuff to add to it! ;)
The art tool will be released in two versions. Hexels with the standard draw mode and default glow, and Hexels Pro with all of the various draw modes including trixels and custom shape mode, all the features such as the outline tool and custom glow shapes, unlimited export resolution and export to .svg, and data export to .xml and .csv. We’ll post a detailed break down of the differences later and we’ll keep you posted on the release timeline via our blog, Twitter, and Facebook.