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  1. Simon Degay

    Really Need publisher

    As someone who works mainly on web images, Mesh warp/distort tool in AD is a much higher priority, It's been near the top of the roadmap since the early Cretaceous Period. I'm starting to despair. I can see that Serif wants to position the suit along the lines of Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign, but frankly I thought print was dead.
  2. Simon Degay

    Really Need publisher

    Yes, yes, but when will AD be adding augmented reality and holographic projection?
  3. Simon Degay

    Really Need publisher

    And when will the 3D animation app be available?
  4. Simon Degay

    Video or not video

    Yes, I have encountered one or two tutorial videos with music running all the way through them, and the result is beyond annoying.
  5. Simon Degay

    Video or not video

    Hi everyone, I’m just curious really, but when you’re learning about how to use Affinity Designer etc, do people generally prefer to learn from video tutorials or from static ones?
  6. Simon Degay

    AD 3D?

    I realize it might not be exactly what you're looking for, Lash, but have you considered drawing it using isometric grids? Here are some excellent videos on this: • Isometric Grid Drawings: Part 1 (Single Planes) • Isometric Grid Drawings: Part 2 (Multiple Planes) • Isometric Grid Drawings: Part 3 (Layers and Compounds)
  7. Simon Degay

    AD 3D?

    Unfortunately, my main 3D experience is with the Cinema 4D software (which is a little on the expensive side), but I'm sure most 3D modeling software works in basically the same way. You could basically draw your plan out in Affinity Designer, bring it into your 3D app, and extrude it upwards. If you want to send me the plan (or post it here), I'll try to give it a go for you, and perhaps make a video of the process. Here are some prototypes that I drew out in AD for a friend and rendered/printed in C4D:
  8. Simon Degay

    AD 3D?

    If you want to dip your toe into the exciting world of 3d modeling, here are some links to some good free apps: Blender Sketchup Wings 3d Here's a list of other 3d software (including free). List of 3D modeling software
  9. The first studio I ever worked in used Freehand, and I loved it. I was very disappointed to find that I would later need to use Illustrator. I never felt comfortable with Illustrator's drawing tools - Freehand's just seemed to have a much better 'feel'. Although AD is clearly its own beast, it does sometimes remind me of Freehand - and that's no bad thing. P.S. Distort Tool Pleeeeeaaase.
  10. Simon Degay

    A snail bot for a game

    I really like this Freid. This wouldn't look out of place in the upcoming IRON MARINES game.
  11. Simon Degay

    AD 3D?

    If you mean in the sense of Cinema 4D, Maya, 3D Max etc. then, no. However, it is possible to use vector paths created in AD as splines in other 3D apps. I recently worked on a project where we created plans for a prototype in AD. We then exported into C4D; and used the splines as a basis for lathes and extrusions. We then sliced the file and sent it to a 3D printer. It all worked rather well.
  12. Simon Degay

    Font warping in Affinity Designer

    I enjoy using AD more than I can say, but recently the lack of any distort tools has meant that I have been returning to Adobe Illustrator more and more. I don't want to do this, but I have no option. I really think that the lack of this functionality is one of the main things which is holding AD back when compared to other professional vector apps. The ability to move selection handles independently is fundamental when trying to create perspective (and many other things). I have been surprised that purely cosmetic aspects (interface) have been prioritized over the development of this fundamental area. P.S. I'm going to have a tooth extracted today, so I may be being more negative than normal ;)
  13. Great work. Very organic.
  14. Simon Degay

    First foray into AD

    Fantastic work Stephen :)
  15. Have you checked out this site Robert? https://freevectormaps.com/ They have some impressive clients, so I'm guessing the quality will be pretty high. They also allow you to download high res (watermarked) comps, so you could just trace your own copy in AD and it won't cost you a penny.