Marmoset Hexels™ is an exciting grid-based 2D painting tool that enables you to effortlessly create brilliant works of art. Whether you’re a pint sized pierogi, a professional cuddler, or my imaginary friend, Hexels’ shape-shifting personality will captivate you.
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Release Date: Feb 15, 2016

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March 15

Hexels 2.56 Update - Effects Galore!

With this update we shine the spotlight on our fantastic Effects library. Hexels 2.56 makes it easy to import effects, improves our document recovery system, and fixes a number of miscellaneous bugs!

The real star of the show is the new guide that demonstrates how you can use our effects to an add an extra layer of awesome to your paintings. Create blizzards with the Snow shader, elevate the atmosphere with the Thermal Distortion shader and take full control of the lighting in your isometric wonderlands using the Normal Map Lighting shader. Fringe your pixels with a fancy Chromatic Aberration shader and give a nod to the good old days of pixel art with the Dither blend mode.

Get started by downloading the effects: https://www.marmoset.co/posts/hexels-effects/

Are you well versed in the magical arts of engineering? The custom shader tutorial is for you: https://www.marmoset.co/posts/custom-shaders-in-hexels-2/

View the full version history here: https://www.marmoset.co/hexels/history/

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About This Software

Marmoset Hexels™ is a grid-based painting tool that enables you to effortlessly create brilliant works of art. Whether you’re a pint-sized pierogi, a professional cuddler, or my imaginary friend, Hexels’ shape-shifting personality will captivate you. Hexels 2 is ready for its big debut! Check out the video features to get familiar with all of the exciting new features, or grab a copy today and experience for yourself the joy of the grid.

Shape it Up!

Explore a world of infinite possibilities with our fine selection of polygonal-shaped grids (Classic, Pixel, Trixel + Sub-grids, Voronoi), or impress your dog by creating your very own fully-customized grids.

Trick or Trixel?

Our most powerful shape mode gives you total control with multifaceted sub-grids. Create utopian isometric worlds, complex geometric patterns, and explore abstract art styles. Subdivide your canvas to add another layer of depth and detail to your painting.

Push it, Pull it, Drag it, Drop it

Break down the barrier between idea and execution by rearranging our sharp, customizable user interface to your heart's content.

Pile it On

New in Hexels 2, layers provide the power and flexibility to keep the creative juices flowing. Fearlessly create in a non-destructive manner, make local adjustments at any time, duplicate layers to quickly add variation or test out new ideas.

Geometry in Motion

Breathing life into your artwork is easier than ever with Hexels' brand new animation system. Create the edgiest GIFs the internet will ever see with our streamlined key-frame editor.

Refine Your Palette

Say hello to your new best friend, the palette window. Auto-fill swatches as you paint, drag and drop to organize and create gradient bridges to find the perfect color.

New in Hexels 2:

  • Animation Editor!
  • Layers!
  • Layered PSD export
  • Animated GIF export
  • Fancy Palette
  • Improved Outline Tool
  • Gradient & Noise Tools
  • Super Grid

Additional Support For:

  • Drawing Tablet Input
  • Export to .SVG, .XML, .CSV
  • Wrapped (Tileable) Canvas
  • Import Background Images
  • Convert Photos to Hexels
  • Halftone Mode
  • Textures
  • Glow Effect

Featured artwork by Mira Karouta (http://www.artstation.com/artist/mirasedge), Mark Knight (http://markknight78.tumblr.com/), and Niall Taylor (http://enteagd.tumblr.com/).

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 140 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Storage: 140 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Now with support for the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablet!
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 140 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.11
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Storage: 140 MB available space

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