Hello, Please can you tell me if the software will be Mac compatible? From what I have understood, there will be an on-line design tool as well as downloadable software. Is this correct? Will I be able to use both on my iMac? Many thanks…!
Hi! Yes it runs on a browser, so compatible on any operating system.
Can you clarify this please.
Is it a downloaded app that then services itself in a browser or a browser app that runs on your servers
Is there any backend server code needed to produce designs – asking to understand what happens if you go out of business
Also will you support offline mode for working offline?
Hi @Robert Ingemarsson,
The app is hosted in the cloud and run from by us on servers.
We will support and offline mode as soon as the usage of the software takes off and investing in developing that branch of the product is sustainable. Having said that, offline versions of online cloud products, for example, Spotify, are reasonably straightforward to produce.
where can I find more information about the software?
I am working on AI generated designs and those would be in form of code. What are the code abilities of Kniterate?
Which language will Knietarate operate?
Only people who have pre-ordered the machine have access to Kniterate’s software.
We are developing an API but will only make it public when it’s stable and ready to be supported by the team. This is not our current focus.
Kniterate operates its own code, K-Code.
I would also like to know about the software updates. As of now the online beta version of the software is not sufficient to do anything more than color work. Is there any documentation about how you made the items that were featured in the videos? I am supposed to be receiving my machine in February and as of now I won’t have any way to use it because the software is not navigable. Will there be a garment designer as well?
Now machines are being shipped, we will shift most of our energies into the software. Our monthly communication will be much richer in software news from now on and we will also be pushing changes to the site more regularly.
There is no documentation about how the items featured on the videos were made. All those items were made using an array of different ad-hoc tools and a bunch of manual editing of the k-code. That is a cumbersome process that we are starting to incorporate into the design app to make the process much easier. This comes down to what you point as the interface to control the machine, you are absolutely right this is as important as the hardware. Now we’ve sorted the machine part of the equation, as said, all the team will balance towards the software to speed up its development. We are also looking into increasing the software team soon to level up its development.
We will keep you posted. Thank you.
I am interested in knitting flat colourwork with 2 or more colours a row.
My designs are made in Photoshop, 1 pixel per loop.
Can the machine read that?
Our software is not compatible with Photoshop files, you would have to export an image in JPG or PNG format from Photoshop so the Kniterate app can open it. Once you have it in there, you can import it making 1 pixel to equal 1 loop.
this is great news! Will it be also possible for the kniterate software to process pixel-patterns with commands encoded into the pixel-pattern (through colors), similar like in the other software that is available?
Any info on this would be terrific, since I am developing an open-source tool for deriving 3d-knitting patterns from surface/mesh geometry. It would be great to know if I can achieve compatibility with kniterate, either through the traditional “pixel-image-workflow” or through implementing some kniterate specific file format. Any chance on the current k-code specification being public anytime soon?
… to be honest I really don’t understand why you are being SO restrictive regarding information on the usability of your software. On what basis do you expect people to buy your machine if it’s impossible to find out whether it will be actually useful for them?
I have been researching about kniterate again and again since late 2019 and so far it has been impossible to find out if the software will be capable of dealing with the things I’m interested in or if the machine will be useless in these scenarios. It’s a shame, really. If this kind of information would be available I might have already ordered one. But I always hesitated because of the fear of sinking 10 grand into a machine that will be a very expensive toy in the end.
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