Posts posted by Dudemeister
At least learning the absolute BASICS of Motion FIRST, especially before complaining for no reason, is recommendable, yes.
5 minutes ago, fde101 said:
It's not as convenient, but is there some reason this would not work for you?
Those are VECTORS (if you're lucky) not SHAPES. Two completely different things with entirely different use-cases and options! It has nothing to do with "convenience".
2 minutes ago, fde101 said:
Looks like Motion can import shapes from PDF files, so there is your work-around in the meantime...
No, that's not even CLOSE to being the same.
NOW they can't.
On 2/8/2018 at 10:21 AM, Gerard Nijenbrinks said:
Where's the copy/past develop settings button?
Yes! This is AN ABSOLUTE MUST! I'm painfully disappointed that this isn't in the app, where e.g. Lightroom for iPad has it.
Any word on WHEN this will be added? No roadmap or anything?? Because before it is, this is absolutely useless to me and I'm back to having to rent my software.
9 hours ago, Old Bruce said:
You can skew in the Transform Studio, I agree with you that the little arrows are very fickle.
Oh for s sake… no kidding! Thanks! I would NEVER have suspected it OUTSIDE of the object boundaries. It would actually make FAR more sense to simply put it on a modification key! Scale without anything, SKEW with e.g. OPTION or even COMMAND or whatever.
On 8/8/2017 at 4:25 PM, Mischugo said:
The interface is from 1985 (?) Sorry! Not useful for me
More like the 70's, no?? My eyes are bleeding. And it would appear not to have been updated since then either. Doesn't even run on Mojave. Yay… what a great recommendation.On 5/7/2015 at 3:51 PM, Leigh said:
Here's a direct link to the Vimeo video: https://vimeo.com/110134439
I've watched that video OVER AND OVER now and can't for the life of me figure out how you're getting the UP/DOWN arrow when on the RIGHT edge of the selected object! No matter what I do, all I ever get is a LEFT/RIGHT arrow for SCALING! This is SO frustrating. Fighting to get something so BASIC done! What am I missing??! How do I move (skew) the right edge of a selected object UP AND DOWN??
You could of course just chime in to THIS thread instead…
13 minutes ago, Matthias said:
Like being in total control of the quality of the shipping product since Affinity surely would be blamed for any third party plug-in failure
Well, it's not like there aren't ways of protecting the app from that. Look at Workflow Extensions in Final Cut Pro X for example. There's no way (as opposed to e.g. Premiere Pro and their extensions mess) that a Workflow Extension can crash FCP, because they did it in an intelligent way. So if an extension fails, it's clearly the extension's i.e. the developer's fault.
But I also don't see scripts being a stability issue either way. The worst that could happen is you get worthless output.
15 minutes ago, kurdyumov said:
No program can do this without third-party scripts.
Not if you're talking about ONLY FORMS/VECTORS.
8 hours ago, kurdyumov said:
Let Affinity Designer be the first and only application in the world to do this
Not exactly, in fact far from it, but, yeah.
16 hours ago, velarde said:
… this is the work around for now and useful in some cases.
Yeah, thank god. The one option/workaround you never even thought of until he mentioned it, hm?
Well, treating others like moron noobies isn't exactly helpful. As if not everyone and their mother didn't already know that a RASTERIZED image is an option. That being the reason for THIS THREAD, because THAT IS NOT ENOUGH. Which part are you not getting?
Never mind that some PSD is never going to give me anywhere near the flexibility and quality that a LAYER VECTOR GRAPHIC will, and that at just a FRACTION of the size!
You're clearly not getting it. Why do you suppose I and others are asking for this?? Hmmmm... maybe because we ALREADY KNOW of the alternatives and they're not sufficient??
I've been in this business for 25+ years and know WHY I'm asking for something and why I need it. As I'm sure everyone else here does, too, thanks.
Give it a rest.
If anyone thought that that (which I'm sure we're ALL very familiar with, yes) was some sort of solution or alternative, THEY WOULDN'T BE HERE.
It's old, yes. But nope, STILL no support. Not sure why not, since it's not anywhere near as difficult as MANY other things that have come around since.
Maybe you guys can talk to Apple, that Motion (and other programs) accept the .af file format!?
Right. Because since they have not even implemented support for a common TWENTY year old file format (AI), they'll just start with an uncommon TWO year old one first. Makes total sense. <_<
I can guarantee that no other third party apps are even close to doing any kind of round trip import/export of PSD files while maintaining fully editable text - and without changing the text in some way.
Hate to disappoint you there, but I just tried the same file with Pixelmator… without issue. But yes, with other files it has similar problems, so I'd say that half true at best.
And yes, I'm sure that it's not easy and even more sure that Adobe of all people are far from interested in helping. They're just interested in keeping your work for ran$om.
Unfortunately that deplorable and (otherwise) unacceptable approach seems to have worked it's magic, since, as I've said, an issue like this makes Photo — at least for THIS — a complete no-go. And honestly makes me quite nervous with other things as well! I deal with getting things such as lower thirds from clients as templates that need to be edited for context on a daily basis. Clearly not something I can hope to do with Photo at this point.
@MEB The leading in the original file was not changed the least bit i.e. is and was the exact same as the first. Cheers.
To import PSD text as editable text into Affinity Designer you must check Import PSD text as text rather than bitmap in Affinity Preferences, General section, otherwise it will be rasterised on import.
Which is ironic, since that's exactly the setting I have, but still the second text in the example file came in rasterized. That was my point. Well, I certainly hope you get the whole thing straightened out soon!
Well, I just uploaded a random "TEXT.psd" for the hell of it, but do you guys not have Illustrator? Because all you need to do is make any random Illustrator file containing text and save it as a PSD and you can have all the test-files you want! Because this is not some sort of exception, it's the rule.
Interestingly, in this particular file, for the first time, at least one of two lines of text make it over, but… only because it was rasterized! What the &%??… why would this happen?? That defeats any and all purpose of exchanging files with editable text (which it is and stays in Photoshop)!
Like I said, more than unfortunate and plain disappointing. Until this is resolved there is no way that I can use Photo, nor recommend it to anyone. Especially since you've known about this for at least 10 months.
And text should most definitely not be rasterized before it's exported. Again, as in Photoshop. At least not if you expect to lure even the most basic Photoshop user to Photo.
Having the exact same issue with PSDs that came from Illustrator CC, making "Photo" completely useless for me. The copy/paste suggestion most definitely is not an option and obviously completely unprofessional. Very unfortunate.
Never mind that the text in general, any text, looks absolutely horrible in Photo in comparison as well, even if it's "only" in the canvas and not the final export.
Currently on the website of Mark Spencer, there is a plugin to convert Illustrator vectors into an editable format for Motion 5.
That plugin is age old and not anywhere near as useful as "Motionize" from Scott Ash. In fact I don't think it even works anymore.
Speaking of which, couldn't one simply reverse-engineer what either plugins i.e. scripts are doing and simply make a Designer compatible version of it. That is, assuming Designer even HAS any type of plugin API to cater to, I don't even know. Or is that notion just too naive?
Whatever is doable, I'd most certainly +1 it and it would eliminate one of the very last reasons I have for still keeping Illustrator on my machine.
Shape export to Apples Motion
in Feedback for Affinity Designer V1 on Desktop
You can't help continuing with your clueless nonsense, can you?? With the ILLUSTRATOR script you can bring any and all vectors into Motion as shapes! Unless you want to share how you're getting any vectors into Motion otherwise?? Oh right… you can't! So what are you going on about?
Yes… PLEASE DO!
Holy sh… could you please just STFU?? This is NOT a shortcoming of Motion! Motion files (and with it shapes) are simple HTML! So if Affinity doesn't OUTPUT the file needed then there's zero that Motion i.e. Apple can do!
WTF are you blathering about?? The script works just fine to this day.
Do yourself a favor and just don't answer anymore to avoid making an even BIGGER fool of yourself. Thanks!