With this app you will be able to create new mosaic designs and learn from traditional geometric examples.
Traditional Zellige mosaic designs are still created by cutting glazed ceramic tiles with a sharp hammer to shape and size.
Now you can create your own Zellige patterns from way over 600 different shapes.
The shapes are carefully selected to recreate traditional moroccan patterns and to invent new combinations.
Create variations of your designs, by choosing new colors.
An ornament is created by joining multiple shapes edge to edge.
The shapes differ in their number of edges, their side lengths and in their angles.
No compass and ruler is needed using this software.
And your design will be precise with high accuracy.
Shapes can be grouped, copied and pasted.
Copying shapes does not reduce accuracy.
The Zellige App Includes full support for features like Dark Mode, Quick Look, Touch Bar, Full-Screen, Tabs, Autosave and Version Browsing.
You can export your compositions as SVG vector file, or as PNG and JPG raster file.
New: Export as 3D file: COLLADA DAE, Wavefront OBJ, Stereolithography STL and SceneKit SCN file.
The Zellige App comes with many example files to make it easy to get started.
• In 3D mode a ripple effect can be added to the surface of the tiles. The strength and the scaling of the ripple can be adjusted.
• New shapes have been added.
• New examples have been added.
• The border around the tiles can now have two colors. The width of both can be changed.
• Metal is preferred over OpenGL also on old operation system versions that support Metal.
Ratings and Reviews
Works great on Mojave, not so much with High Sierra
I installed Zellige on both my desktop and 8 year-old MacBook. At first, it worked reasonably well on the laptop with some annoying glitches (shapes not showing up on one session, only to work fine on the next). The past several times I’ve tried to use it on the laptop have proven to be useless. The program opens just fine, but all I’m getting is a blank screen, even when I select a starter shape.
I have Mojave installed on my desktop and have been using this app to make designs for the past week. If you’re new to Islamic geometric art, this app will take some getting used to as you have to memorize what shapes fit together in a seamless fashion. I’m getting the hang of it. Tip: Practice with the screenshots that are posted above to get a feel for how this program works. You’ll also find a couple of YouTube videos that will take you through the design process.
The only thing I find lacking is the ability to add a pattern on the shapes, once you have your tile finished. I like how you can export your design as a PNG or SVG to edit in Illustrator.
Developer Response ,
Thank you very much, for your important feedback.
An updated version was uploaded today and will soon be available in the App Store.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.