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  1. Seems to be working much better in Windows Beta (with Open CL enabled) - thanks!
  2. Really sorry, I thought I had posted in the beta forum. My mistake. And thanks for the update.
  3. Drawing or resizing objects objects with 'Edit in plane' selected for an isometric grid can leave filled areas shown as drawn on the wrong grid. The drawing cleans itself up on a change in zoom. Video enclosed. The grid is just whatever you get as the standard isometric grid. Affinity Designer 2020-12-07 15-55-22.mp4
  4. @walt.farrell Yes, you're correct - I posted it in the main questions forum because I didn't know if I was just misunderstanding things, but I don't think it was seen. I tried it in the 1.9 Beta and decided it was actually a bug so posted it as Beta bug. Then it was moved by admin into this bug report part of the of forum. so it ended up duplicated although it wasn't my intention to do that. At least I learned how to do a video record including the pop-ups on the way.
  5. @walt.farrell Sorry, Walt, I didn't realise that the video capture method wasn't showing the dialog boxes. I have re-recorded using a different method. I hope this is much more obvious! Brush size jump failure.mp4
  6. Here you go @Callum This happens in v1.8.5.703 and the new Beta on Windows 10 Pro. (At least - I have not tried it on any other versions) Brush_size_jump_failure.mp4
  7. I think this is a bug (present in 1.8.6 as well). If you select a brush from the brush list, draw a curve, choose the node tool and click on the brush stroke properties to edit the brush stroke, the brush stroke properties dialog has the wrong values in it. Starting with a brush set to 128px, 80% size variance, 0% opacity variance then changing the draw width to 10px as per video. Notice in brush properties dialog, the brush width is 128px, not 10 (so doesn't reflect the drawn curve) and the size variance is 0% (so doesn't match the default for the brush). So editing a setting suddenly applies the other (wrong) values to the brush stroke. I think this dialog should be picking up the curve being edited, not the default vales because otherwise it is hard to edit a line you have already drawn without corrupting it. Affinity Designer 2020-12-03 09-30-41.mp4
  8. I can see it is doing what you described.... thanks for your help anyway. As you say, perhaps someone can confirm that it works in Windows.
  9. Yes, every modifier key combination I can think of! Forgetting masks for a moment - should this work in a bunch of grouped vector curves? I can't do that either so I must be doing something wrong.... I can get the elements of a group to highlight individually if I hold down CTRL and hover the mouse over the image (but not if they are in a group in a mask) and I never see a popup group indicator whatever I do.
  10. Does this work in Affinity Designer? I tried it in Affinity Publisher (Windows v1.8.5) and I can't get that to work either. Specifically, I select the Move tool, click on the group in the windows panel and then CTRL-right click on the image but I don't get that group pop-up that you have in your video.
  11. I started off writing this as a question because I couldn't work it out, but a few times I accidentally got it to work although I couldn't work out how I had done it. (Affinity Designer Desktop v1.8.5, Windows 10). After much fiddling around I have worked out how to make it repeatable. (Admins: please feel free to move this to a better place in the forum if there is one). This is useful if you use a tablet and want to draw vector brush strokes in a mask in pressure mode, see the effect as you draw them and be able to edit them afterwards. Here is the explanation - there are three important steps which are not obvious but omitting them will leave you without editable vectors in the mask: Select the layer or group you want to add the mask to. I'll call this layer A. Click the Layer Mask button to add a pixel mask (even though we are in Designer Persona). This serves no actual purpose except that if it doesn't exist, this method doesn't work. Draw a vector brush or pen stroke (this creates its own layer above layer A). Create a group with this single curve (or more if you want to); the point is, it must be a group. Lets call this M (for mask) Make sure the group is open (i.e. click the triangle so that it points down and you can see the vector curve(s) in the group). Drag the Group M into the mask position of layer A. The vectors in group M are now a mask and the curves are individually visible and editable. A black 100% density stoke reveals anything below Layer A. Select the vector brush (or pen or pencil) tool and click on a curve in group M (select a curve in the group, not the group itself) in the layers window. No points in that vector curve should be selected because this will just extend that curve, unless that is what you want to do. Draw a new vector curve and it will be added to the curves in group M; i.e new brush strokes add vector masks in real-time. You can delete the pixel mask layer created in step 2. I have tried to record a video of the process (the context menu for the layers window doesn't show up in the recording but the actions were creating a group and later, deleting some of the vectors). Affinity Designer 2020-12-02 11-43-09.mp4 Note: if you don't create the pixel mask (step 2), group the brush stroke (step 4) or have the mask group open (step 5) when you drag it to the mask position (in step 6), you get the vector curves as a mask but you can't edit the individual curves or add any others. You can only do that if you drag the mask back out so that they become an editable group again and then re-drag to the mask position.
  12. If it adds to the pool of knowledge, this is exactly what I observe in Affinity Designer for Windows v1.8.5.703 using vector brushes. However, the tips make more sense when used with the pen tool or, particularly, with the node tool selected. The last help item (with vector brush selected) says Ctrl to use Node Tool; pressing Ctrl changes the cursor but not the tool selection in the toolbar menu. The actions depend on the node tool being selected there. If you select the node tool (Press 'A'), the tool selection actually changes and the help actions mostly seem to work, except that rightmouse means leftmouse!
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