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  1. No I’m sorry it’s not.. I made a pair I use my self in assets but never got around to really finish due to too many other projects.. would love to do it but struggle to find the time these days..
  2. It´s actually a "lot" easier to engrave real object by hand than trying to make the designs fit a laser engraver.. Here a couple of he last things I hand engraved 🙂
  3. Thanks for your reply! 🙂 Corel sounds interesting to try, but the thing is I do most of this kind of scrollwork on the ipad and AD there with the Apple Pencil, and I have never ever used an app where the workflow is that good as AD on the iPad 🙂 It´s really mindblowing.. so I dont really have much options. To do this kind of vector lines with all the shadowing etc would just take too much time on the desktop. I could test Corel to clean up after though, but I really want to try to find a solution without adding another program. I dont do laser at all, I´m actually a hand engr
  4. Yes it just distorted the design too much.. as it is a quite complex design. Illustrator removed quite a lot of nodes too, but dint distort the design a lot, just a little bit. I tried both ways in Inkscape, but with the effect, it didnt really remove much nodes to keep the design usable. 🙂
  5. Tried to simplify the nodes with Illustrator and Inkscape today.. For me illustrator made a quite good job but changed the design a tiny bit so would take some time to clean that up. With inkscape it cleaned up pretty well to but after the design was totally useless.. would take more time to clean up than trying to make a new.. so in my case, inkscape was really useless.. and it was my impression from many years ago.
  6. Cool! Thanks a lot! I’ll download it and check it out when I get home.. looks like a good example! Appreciate it! 🙂
  7. Yea it’s a bit tricky but at the same time, I absolutely love working with Affinity designer, changing back and forth from the iPad and desktop.. it’s such a great app in most ways.. which still makes it worth it but it would be a big advantage with DXF and a few other improvements.. 🙂
  8. I can try Inkscape but yes it’s horrible to work with! Do you know if illustrator has it too? Maybe silly to ask as I have a illustrator subscription but only to export to DXF files as affinity can’t.. but that’s all I use illustrator for :-) never open illustrator if it’s not for this :-) thanks for feedback! :-)
  9. Hi all, I´m working on a laser engraving design.. obviously and its fun! But I have a big problem.. It´s basically two layers now, one "outline" and one background" First I made the outline design with all the shadowing and expanded the strokes and used "add" to add them all together as one curve. Then I made the background All outside the outline but I made it a little bigger so I could have curves to fit exactly to the outline wnen using the subtract button. But when I use subtract it creates insane lots of unnessesary nodes (See screenshots) Is there any settings or reas
  10. I guess it's a "newbie" question for Affinity Designer.. but anyway.. :-) Is there any way I can set the stroke with (thickness) in mm instead of pt (points) or calculate mm to points?
  11. Thanks a lot guys! 🙂 I´m a little busy these days, but I hope very soon I´ll be able to make some more videos.. I'm working on some projects, but I can't really show them yet due to the clients, but when it's done I´ll be able to post some videos of it.. I also have a watch engraving I'm designing and I'm trying to document it, just need some time to put it together 🙂 Stay tuned and thanks again! 🙂
  12. Today I had to do what I hoped not to do.. start the subscription of Adobe Illustrator again.. only because need the DXF import and export. I have tried some other options as Inkscape and others, but they really suck.. in my opinion. hope this DXF feature will be here soon!
  13. Thanks a lot! 🙂 Well, the music is mine.. I had a record deal in USA many years ago, and this is one of my demos (probably 16 - 17 years ago I did it).. I used it so I wouldn't have any legal issues with youtube 🙂 It´s the first time I hear it sounds painful, but we are all different, and that's ok 🙂
  14. Hehe 🙂 I´m glad you enjoyed it.. I love doing it, but yes it takes a lot of time and work.. 🙂
  15. Thanks a lot MEB! 🙂 I found a way it works for me now.. (now I´m on the computer tho) I select all the lines in the layer, then expand them.. it looks all good. Then I chose some lines with the node tool and hit add (and check if they look ok after). Then I make the new curve invisible. Then I choose more expanded lines, and redo the process.. and of course check if it looks ok after each process. I did this with all the design, without adjusting any lines and it worked fine 🙂 I can try to make a video as soon as I finish this project if you want? 🙂 Thanks again
  16. Thanks a lot Dan! 🙂 Appreciate it! May I ask what unnecessary characters you removed? Can I simply post the youtube link (without adding it as a link)? 🙂
  17. Hey, yes I'm sorry I just checked now.. the strange shapes doesn't appear when expanding, but using boolean operation add, after I expand the lines.. So does that means I have to choose fewer expanded lines before adding, and repeat the operation? 🙂 Expanded lines And after I use Add
  18. I'm not sure if this work, but I'm trying to add a embed youtube video Edit: No it didn't work, so I added the link instead of a project I'm working on in AD 🙂 Such a great tool.. I try to do most of the work on the iPad.. This is a scrollwork design meant for laser engraving for a client.. I'm a hand engraver, but some commission work is good these days 🙂 By the way, is there a way to put the youtube video directly in the post? 🙂
  19. Hey, and thanks a lot! The expanded lines added correctly when I selected the the ones I expanded. I could choose all the files at the same time, but when I then pressed expand, it made some "strange" expanded shapes... probably because there are so many lines close to each other. I don’t know if that is a bug.. the problem on the iPad is to chose x number of lines that are this close and expand, and then try to choose the exact same lines again before hitting add. i guess it’s better to do this operation on the Mac then (as soon as my wife is done with her home office) as
  20. Thanks for fast reply, the file should be uploaded now.. 🙂
  21. Sure no problem, but I’m not sure what stray point is 🙂
  22. I have a problem with AD on my iPad Pro.. after expanding strokes I hit add, as I want them in one curve.. but doing this makes AD crash every time.. see video. it happens even when choosing a few lines and hit add. I have the second generation iPad Pro 12,9 with latest iPadOS and latest version of AD any solution to this? FullSizeRender.mov
  23. Hey, that worked pretty cool! 🙂 Thanks a lot! I´ll try to send this off to the client and see how it can work.. I see I have to do some adjustments first, but that's alright 🙂 I know what you mean by keeping the lines, but I´ll duplicate it all and save it in a group in case I need to do some adjustments after.. and in that case do the process again.. I'm a hand engraver, so I don't know much about laser, but learning.. 🙂 Thanks a lot, hope you are all safe from the virus thing! Here in Spain it's a total closedown now, so I have some time to be creative.. at least it's somethi
  24. Thanks Garry! 🙂 It´s because the laser engraver wants the outline to be engraved deeper, and the shadows a little less.. so he will engrave the piece two times. 🙂
  25. Thanks for your reply Garry! 🙂 Yea, It was maybe not very good explained.. Yes, that's exactly what I want.. to remove the shadow lines which intersect with the outline lines, but still keep the shadow lines on it's own layer. As I have to send the client two layers.. one with the outlines as expanded, and one with the shadow lines, as expanded, but if possible to remove the shadow lines which intersect with the outline. 🙂 If that made more sense.. I said invert vector mask because in pixel, I could use the outline as a mask to hide the shadow lines which intersect with the
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