Marmoset Hexels™ is a grid-based painting tool for vector art, pixel art, design, and animation. A geometric canvas grid lets artists create complex pixel and vector designs with the stroke of a brush.
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About This Software

Marmoset Hexels™ is a unique, grid-based painting tool for vector art, pixel art, design, and animation.

Hexelate


At the heart of Hexels lies a paintable grid of geometric shapes: a tessellating canvas built of hexagons, triangles, squares, and custom polygons. The Hexels grid allows artists to create complex vector designs with the stroke of a brush. It is a new kind of workflow that's intuitive and easy to pick up by a beginner, and a versatile tool in the hands of a pro.

Pixelate


The grid-based canvas in Hexels is a natural fit for the forward-thinking pixel artist. Make full use of the same great drawing tools. Keep track of colors and gradients with the palette. Set your canvas in motion with the animation timeline. Export a sprite sheet for every princess in every castle.

Construct


For the craftsman looking to build worlds, Hexels provides a set of grids and guides for drafting all forms of isometric art. Raise walls, carve mountains, bend perspective to your will and build impossible wonders.

Detail


Pixels and Trixels living in harmony! Hexels lets you combine layers of vector and pixel art on the same canvas. Complement angular Hexel art with soft, sweeping brushwork. Carve pixel-perfect trim into isometric art. Block out whole cities in vector form, then dive in for the details.

Rasterize


Hexels gives you full control over the vector-to-pixel rendering process. Advanced rasterization tools provide vector alignment, pixel-perfect isometric art, pixel scaling, and antialiasing at any export resolution. And because Hexels renders everything on the GPU, you'll see a pixel-perfect preview on the canvas as you paint.

Animate


Build a world and bring it to life with the Hexels animation timeline. Breathe subtle motion into a still image with post effects and motion curves. Send shapes and colors twirling with layer transforms. Or tell a hand-drawn tale with a simple flipbook animation.

Pattern


Hexels is the perfect tool for exploring tiling designs and geometries. Paint tessellating patterns on an endless canvas. Explore advanced grid types like Voronoi. Draft your own grids with a powerful custom grid designer. Whether you are creating textiles or laying out an elaborate mosaic, Hexels can help.

Design


Hexels is a versatile tool for the graphic artist working with multiple applications, at a print-ready resolution. Assemble your canvas out of existing images and animations. Keep organized with layers, masks and groups. Add a pinch of procedural with a library of real-time post effects and shaders. Then export an SVG or layered PSD of your canvas for final touch-ups elsewhere.

Featured artwork by:

Mark Knight, Mira Karouta, etall, Saskia Freeke, Will Wantz, Jen Maynulet, Jakobsen Beck, Charred, Ed Clews, Brunélie Lauret, Thomas Lonsdale, Beth Mohler, Andres Reinot, Tabby Rose

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 140 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Storage: 140 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Support for Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Cintiq, and other Wacom devices
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 140 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: OS X 10.11
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Storage: 140 MB available space

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