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  1. Thanks Matt, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!! Cheers Paolo
  2. Hi Matt, did you work at Xara, in Gaddesden Place? I've been there, to meet Computer Concepts many years before it became Xara... but that's another story! (Ever used TopModel 3D software on Archimedes? I was leader of the company which created it) Regarding your question, this is another interesting package I loved in the RISC OS version (now available for Windows): http://www.davidpilling.net/ovationpro.html And Cerilica Vantage had some tools and behaviours (line tool, arbitrary-shaped gradient fills, interactive documents) that can be quite inspiring. A graphic engine like Truism 2 could be used as the foundation for the full range of software you can offer (new version of Designer, Publisher etc.) Cheers Paolo
  3. About 15 years ago, a company named Cerilica Limited, developed a vector graphics software for Cambridge (UK)-based Acorn Computers Ltd RISC OS platform (anyone used it?), called "Cerilica Vantage". This package relied on a software foundation called "Truism 2", an ink simulation engine described in these archived web pages: http://web.archive.org/web/20050311145351/http://www.cerilica.com/truism/sep.htm Here it's possible to find a Cerilica Vantage tour: http://web.archive.org/web/20050209224409/http://www.cerilica.com/vantage/tour/index.htm Features of the package were listed here: http://web.archive.org/web/20041220113038/http://www.cerilica.com/vantage/featur.htm I think there were, in this product, many interesting ideas. What do you think about these capabilities, and do you think they can inspire new ideas for Affinity Designer?
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