Ken and I are done with all the development and tweaks for v1.0 of Hexels! It’s finally ready for release after a year and a half in development. We are insanely excited about being able to get it out there for people to try, and see what new artwork comes of it. There are a few things left to do like making the purchase page here on our site, and making some videos, but we’re pretty sure we can make it all happen and release before the end of the month.
I’m going to start making and posting trixel art on Trixel Tuesdays. Here’s the first one. Above is a Trixel Fireplace piece I made, and I added some wallpaper versions to the Goodies page. I got the idea from this beautiful piece of trixel fan art for Pixel Fireplace (below) made by my friend, Clemens Scott of Broken Rules (Chasing Aurora, And Yet It Moves). I was so surprised when he showed it to me because Hexels doesn’t currently have any animation features. It turned out that he made 8 separate files and put them together in Photoshop. Thanks again, Clemens! You can find more of his incredible work on his Tumblr.
Artist, graphic designer, and MVP Hexels beta tester, Natalie Hanke, has made a stunning series of 5 prints using Trixel shape mode combined with her workflow in Illustrator. Here’s Study of Suprematism – Print V. Click the image to see the other 4.