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  1. I don't know much about Photoshop's 3D system but I am definitely in need of some professional 2D animation software that is not coincidentally called After Effects. For professional 2d animation, there are not many other (good) tools out there - it would be great to have a true alternative to After Effects. To me Affinity Photo and Designer have already replaced Adobe's products - now I'd just need a good replacement for After Effects. If this was ever released, I very likely wouldn't hesitate to buy it.
  2. @Dams it follows your post in some ways indeed. An open format would definitely be a huge step in the right direction - but a plugin API would have the advantage that you can add features to Affinity Designer itself instead of editing the files. This way you could, for example, preview changes live without even exiting Designer. But yes, an open format would be a HUGE step in the right direction!
  3. This is a much needed feature - especially for Affinity Designer, since Affinity Photo already has support for Photoshop plugins. You could even state in your EULA that you claim the right to reuse the idea behind every plugin for a core feature.
  4. I've recently bought Affinity Designer and it's a great tool - but it lacks one extremely important feature: A plugin API of some sort. Currently there is no way I know of to add any kind of custom functionality to it. A plugin API would add the great benefit of making it relatively easy to automate common tasks. Also, you guys can focus more on bigger and more important features if we can create plugins for small features by ourselves. I'd suggest using an already available scripting language like JavaScript for creating plugins. Especially JS would be a great language for such a thing because of the huge amount of already existing JS libraries for almost everything you need. As for the API itself, the following features would be great: - Accessing and modifying the properties of elements - Data persistence (Adding custom information to documents. These should be kept even when opened on a computer that the plugin is not installed on) - Filesystem access (needs to be permitted for each plugin by the user. This would provide more/better security) - Network access (also needs to be enabled by the user) You could add some sort of marketplace for plugins, as suggested before. This would let you check plugins for any malicious code and would enable you to gain some extra income.