Jump to content
Our response time is longer than usual currently. We're working to answer users as quickly as possible and thank you for your continued patience.


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About vitaprimo

  • Birthday May 11

Contact Methods

  • Website URL

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    La Paz, BS. MX.
  • Interests
    Tech, House and Coca-Cola Light.

Recent Profile Visitors

857 profile views
  1. Hi, thanks again. That is what I'm doing. Except for the shapes which now I've drawn by hand with the pen tool. On the very last attempt it finally worked, but I now have to redraw the whole thing. And, I still get the red nodes even though the curves are closed, and stroke and fill are correct. P redrawn, I added the arrow in the stroke to see where it ends/begins: Like so: Corner tool, all normal: Selection of both curve before punching it: Two red nodes: Punched it. And notice there's one arrow, meaning it's a single closed curve, yet there are two red nodes again/still. ___________________ It turns out I didn't need to redraw the whole thing, luckily, but I still have a ton of red nodes and "open" curves in a single object: And if I select winding fill mode (I'm still not sure what's that supposed to do, later…) it, the P…: I mean, I'm starting to Stockholm Syndrome-myself into that P, but y'know… ___________________ I do really appreciate your help though. I think this might be a document-related setting because I just draw something else in a new document and curves closed correctly with no red nodes. I check on it later, I don't want to do it stressed because this is my fun app, I don't want to ruin it. Thanks a million.
  2. Thanks for answering, I learned something new today at the very least. —— Yeah, I knew something like that, that red nodes were bad news. But, AFAIK an open curve doesn't fill correctly and it's immediately noticeable in the stroke. The shapes behave like close curves until booleans are used. I tried the "new" menu item but it changed nothing. And I use the old share and added the thickest inner stroke possible to fill it completely, then expanded the stroke, which would again leave me with a brand new curve, right!? It came out with a lot of red nodes again. A new curve. Is there a setting that draws al new curve broken or something? The worst thing is that, say I make peace with having to close every curve, but I can't because the close curve button continues unavailable after selecting the nodes. I think I should start beginning to learn Inkscape soon. I had to move to Linux at some point anyway, I just thought I'd had a little more time left on macOS + Affinity Designer. Thanks again.
  3. I can't substract (again!). I'm attempting to cut the little hole on the P. To get the shape, I duplicated the P and deleted all the surrounding nodes to reverse the filling, leaving the D-shaped curve to cut into the P. To be safe, I drew a big enough random curve, intersected the little D into the random curve to make a brand new D curve that had nothing to do with the original shape, and tried to cut that into the P… That's just one of the way I attempted to go about it but nothing I do seems to fix it. Boolen operations are really messed up at times, sometimes crossing a curve over various areas of another curve and adding it, fixes it, but not always. What do the red dots mean again? If curves are open, how come the cam add up and group without deforming horribly and when cutting they create more shapes in that are both part of the result but still they can deleted without leaving trace they existed? Like the little D-shaped curve.
  4. That sucks, I got excited when I saw v2 earlier today, then I realized it only supports Catalina and up on s, — which I'll never downgrade to, I'm staying in the older macOS 'till my Macs die — so that leaves me with Windows Server RDS which isn't great, then activation which I saw coming when v1 suddenly could connect to your account and now this. I'm out. Thanks for sharing, though. <3
  5. Could you crash course me on curves again. It's always so frustrating trying to close them, for instance, this is the Fedora logo from Wikipedia, the f should be punched out, except it isn't. So, the first thing I thought "an open curve", right? But it isn't, if the red nodes are supposed to be start and end, they should be able to be closed, but they don't. They can be closed, joined but only after breaking them. "Maybe it's drawn over itself or something. Then I should just be able to punch it out with another curve," you know where I'm going with this… > Substract < Here's the resulting curve on top, as they do, one of the arrows got stuck below: Why doesn't it work?? The original is attached, if you're feeling a little masochistic. Fedora_logo_(2021).svg
  6. I'm trying to add/duplicate nodes on multiple objects simultaneously but every time the selection breaks apart leaving only the object clicked. Is it possible to do? I made a quick mockup to illustrate: Is it doable?? I'm remoting in using Apple Remote Desktop, could that be why it doesn't work? Right now I use one or two object to accomplish this, one to add new nodes at each intersection close to the node I want to expand from, and a second intersection, tracing the line of the old, soon-to-be-displaced nodes so the new nodes use it as reference in tandem with the temporary intersection they're sitting in, the angles are calculated correctly when they are ⇧-moved — it's a lot of steps. Thanks! 🤞🏼
  7. Yeah… Safari was my favorite browser until it got all naggy—certificates specially, then they killed extensions to monetize them through the store killing dev support with it and I never moved past Mojave because of the closed system and actually went back to High Sierra* so Safari is really outdated now. It's starting to become blocked on some websites. *. to get useful features back, but speaking to a designer, Finder windows have a thumbnail slider that was removed later on. Thumbnail sizes can still be adjusted in regular Finder windows but it's a step extra in the ⌘J window (I forgot its name) but in the Open dialog, where it matters the most, the option is completely gone.
  8. I watched the video and patiently young padawanned it, and I got it! I'm like in serious debt to you. I played around with the open shape and got better sense of it now. I still staying away from divide, though. Thanks a million!
  9. Thanks for answering and thank you for all the effort of making a video, that's awesome. I couldn't watch it though, Firefox says something about MIME extensions, Chromium browsers just loop forever. But, what I did was close to the first one, using the second shape and the highest snapping settings, I created new nodes on the intersections, then just deleted the rest. I stay away from breaking curves because I can NEVER get it right. "Cutting" shapes is easier, and adding shapes fixes the mess that diving shapes creates in the nodes, option 2. Nodes are crossed off at extreme places, not where you'd expect them so when you move them things bend out of shape very quickly. I'm hope I'm making any sense. I'll try again the video as soon as the player finishes compiling. I forgot to add "--cask" in the brew command. 🙄
  10. I'm trying to do destructive joins to cut shapes that have a gradient fills... But when I do, the fill adjusts to the new coordinates: The fill of the shape is the reason I'm cutting the shape, copying the style of the shape with the fill would paste the fill adjusted for the new shape too. I tried compound shapes but didn't quite work – I need to apply some layer blending afterwards. Fortunately, this is a super easy shape I can just edit the nodes manually to get it while keeping the fill in place but in a more complex case, how could I cut join shapes maintaining the fill of the end result in place?? (The bottom shape's, right?) This is more o less the desired result: Thanks.
  11. I got reeally lost for a minute there. Yeah, my bad. That's what I poorly tried to explain, sort of exporting/importing palettes, but you know how you can import three types of palettes? (document, application, and I forgot). The document's one, so the whole thing would stay self-contained. Not so much exporting but embedding it. If you think about it, just like the color palettes, Export Persona settings/presets can be split into app-side (e.g; file format settings) and documents-side too (e.g; path/filename composition, export file formats/scales-per-format). I'd love if that was possible, maybe it is if there's some way of hacking/piggybacking on the Xcode options--it seems like it does just that. I don't use Xcode so it's nothing but speculation though.
  12. …so the next person editing the file can quickly pick from the drop down without guessing the right settings for their edits, or, is saving panel preferences limited to palettes? I'm finishing a big document meant to be shared and further edited and this, if possible, would help enormously. Thanks. 💾
  13. When I first started using Designer I came up by accident with this gorgeous gradient, somehow I exported and lost the original one. Since I didn't know how to do anything at the time, I just embedded it in other stuff when I wanted it. I just discovered those files, They're very simple designs 14MB in size. I opened them and now that I know stuff, a few seconds later I finally recreated that gradient after years, and updated the design to remove the embedded files and make the it lighter. I saved it, closed it but it remained 14MB in size. I opened it again, copied the artboard and ⌥⇧⌘N it. Also, since these were a series of files, all around the same 14MB because of the (now removed, embedded image) I went through them and copied their artboards to that one new file and updated them too while I did so, double checking in the Resource Manager there's nothing left embedded, quit Designer just to be safe. None of them reduced their size, while the size of the new file with the contents of all of the old ones is around 40KB. Are AFDESIGN files like VMDK files or something? Can they shrink at all?? I'd like to keep my crappy files to remember how much I sucked but not if they need to be recreated all. Anyway, I hope there's good news soon on mail mailbox. Thanks! :)
  14. Thanks for answering guys, And I'm sorry, I saw the message early on in my mailbox but I swear my days last like 3hrs I'm planing my conspiracy theory tour about it already with cute swag and an app, of course. 😂 Finally got spare time and got immediately to check you suggested since it sort of made something click in my head it was pretty much spot on, the Mac around here have been reverted back to High Sierra because stuff but my "main" computer which I haven't touched in forever was still on Mojave. It was a newer version of Designer and being the OS in Mojave I could just get it from there so I had get a even newer version to verify: Something was changed in Mojave in regards to the title bar being mandatory or something — I'm not a dev — although speaking of devs, I do use a lot Visual Studio Code, where I noticed the title bar was now being shown exactly same settings (they're synced) some time back when it wasn't and only now I'm putting two and two together. Thanks again!
  15. This is an old attachment where the name/title "tool" or toolbar component, is shown. (in the upper right corner) But after the crisis it disappeared and it's no longer available to pick when all the tools are shown: Looking at both images, the window controls (buttons) stood up, and I noticed this would be the Title Bar. I look it up in the preferences but there's nothing of the sort. What happened to this tool? (Where crisis has no meaning other than dramatic effect.)
  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note there is currently a delay in replying to some post. See pinned thread in the Questions forum. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.