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Everything posted by Pierrick

  1. I was about to tell you to de-activate Metal—it slows down performances on 1.7.x— but unfortunately it doesn't seem to be the issue here. Affinity apps use the main processor intensely. CPU is the main performance factor here, more than the GPU. I'm afraid that a 2012 Core i5, with its limited amount of threads, might be in cause.
  2. Update: Following the topic below, I deactivated Metal Compute. Even if my laptop supports it. And the problems are gone. Back to 1.6.x performances.
  3. Same here. I had massive slowdowns since 1.7, and up to 30 seconds freezes on some operations. I turned Metal compute off, and it's all gone. Back to 1.6.x better performances.
  4. Same here. Terrible performance issue on large documents, that I didn't have on 1.6.x. (OSX Mojave, MBPro 2015. Integrated GPU + Metal activated). Moving a group of layers can cause freezes for seconds. Saving a 190Mb document can take up to 10 minutes. I can't currently use it for production. Unfortunately I have to revert to 1.6.x
  5. Photo 1.7 on Desktop is also slower. I get important lags on large illustrations, that I didn't have on 1.6.x.
  6. Thx Limas. They're not on the wall—yet! It's in the making.
  7. Appreciate your feedbacks. I'll keep posting. I have a couple of making-of's that it might be interesting to share with the community. Any idea how to embed a video in a post—instead of a link to a third-party?
  8. The Save History with Document is a brilliant function, that allows to screencast and build clean making-ofs. I noticed though that there's a cap around the hundreds or so; the first steps in the list disappear progressively. On purpose?
  9. NIce one. I think you could get a better zoom-out animation, centered on your character, by going Z then ALT-click. Or even Z and drag-right.
  10. Following up with some excerpts of my collage work. It might be more abstract than the rest of this thread I'm afraid. Glad to share here. This one is enroute to screenprinting. P.
  11. Hi guys, Illustration from a summer screenprint serie. Half Affinity Designer, half Photo. The capture was made afterward, rolling the saved history backward (neat function!). Best, P. > Video Making-of Final
  12. Action: ⌥+Drag to duplicate an object, then ⌘+Z to cancel. Result: Two layers duplicated in place. Expected: Only the original layer remains.
  13. +1 to paste in place. The most useful feature when it comes to UI design, where repetition is key.
  14. The antialiasing seems to be deactivated when masking an embedded document: Left: shape, right: embedded document Layers (osx 10.11.6, AD 1.5.4)
  15. Same config, same problem here. Seems to occur only when another monitor is plugged.
  16. +1. Same issue with Sketch to PS. I'm afraid Adobe is only allowing paste-in-shape when it comes from Illustrator.
  17. You may have to pick colors a hundred times during a vector illustration session. The drag'n'drop doesn't make much sense. Interestingly, with bitmap tools, the color switching is one click away. And it works perfectly; ALT always under the finger, superfast. What prevents you from applying the same logic to vectors?
  18. Agree. The unlimited history is fantastic for making offs. Another way to do it: 1/ Quicktime > New Screen Recording 2/ Go to the beginning of your history 3/ Hold ⇧⌘Z all the way back. Voilà! Direct to video. Quick one: http://cl.ly/3x2S1F2e053U
  19. Great tut! Thanks for sharing. Edit: Paolo, interesting posts on your website; as http://www.paololimoncelli.com/bristles-for-affinity-designer/ Keep posting!
  20. Agree. The current Shift+F5 is awkward, and do not allow Preserve transparency. A default mapping to Option+backspace and Option+Shift+Backspace would be a neat addition!
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