Developer: Marmoset

Current Version: 1.2.1

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 33.1 MB - Download


Hexels is a new kind of art tool based on patterns and tessellations instead of pixels. Use it to create beautiful works of art, hex-based maps for games, or anything in between. Start with the default hexagons and experience a cool new way of drawing. Switching shape modes lets you work with multiple shapes, as well as a choice of several different "glow" overlay styles, a wide range of art styles is possible. The free version of Hexels features the following:

• A totally new way of creating art.
• Standard hexel shape mode plus 6 bonus shape modes - Brixels, Crystals, Circles, Wiggles, Diagonal, and Zeez
• Import background images for reference or compositing
• Standard glow map and the Hex, Target, and Triangle glow maps.
• Export .png files up to 1280x1280

Many more features, including custom-made shapes and high resolution export, are available in Hexels Pro.


Release Notes:

Hexels Fixes an issue where you couldn't always select files in the Open... dialog. Sorry about that!

Version 1.2.0:
This is our biggest update so far! Add more style to your artwork with texturing and halftone mode. You can also sample the new Voronoi shape mode, which lets you smoothly blend between a variety of shapes. Not sure how to achieve a particular effect? The new Examples library lets you load and edit a wide range of pre-made Hexels files.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0.0
Review by LingeringCreativity

Great App - I knew this would be fun to use, but given my lack of talent in the creative arts, did not expect to create anything worth keeping around. With Hexels, I had something I wanted on my wall in the first 10 minutes. Great app!

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.2.1
Review by Chili24137

Good Stuff - A pretty incredible app, incredibly smooth and is fantastic for making very good looking backgrounds. Works in Yosemite which is awesome because I stupidly upgraded and now a bunch of my other software is temporarily broken but this luckily works. Glad I stumbled upon this app. I got a bit of the spinning beachball when I was saving or exporting but nothing that lasted more than a few seconds so totally worth it. Thanks.

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people