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  1. EpicCleric

    Designer hangs and freezes on "union"

    Well, at least I can see it is not just me. Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan) Affinity Designer 1.6.1 Repeating a request from someone else. A cancel button would be nice, or even better, how about an override capability using the ESC key like the Adobe Products did (or at least used to do). I loved that aspect of the ESC Key being a total "Override everything that is going on" and stop processing whatever your doing" option. In the past, it was a great time saver because it stopped me from having to force quit. Something that really sucked when I forgot to save before the sticky situations ever arose. Hhhmmm.... I wonder.... Be back with more in a bit. I am going to try something that might help with the fixing of this bug. At least hopefully my idea will help. In the meantime I will cross my fingers that it gets fixed before I return. So, I am back. It didn't do it this time and I used all the same steps BUT, I did track something I found odd. WHEN I created my first object it was just 8 items. THEN I used the Divide option to break it down so as to make it possible to remove stuff from the soon to be final product. Well, that 8 item turned into 141 objects. So, I wonder if it is an OBJECT number issue? Images attached. Note the bottom left where it shows object count grabbed. I wonder if that is where the bug comes in. An Object Count Breaking point, but not always. Just often enough to cause the issues we see here.
  2. It would be very cool if Affinity could design some OPTIONAL Plugin's for the Fine Artists that are working digitally now. Corel Painter is cool and there are so many others that are also available of course, but a one stop shop always makes life easier. It would be very cool if Affinity were to start creating Plugins that people could download if they are interested in the Fine Art look. There are a lot of people that have no reason to clutter or grow in complexity their software. They are happy with the photo editing, etc. But then there are those of us that boot up Corel Painter (or similar software) to do a nice painting. IF Affinity could create something that offers different paper textures right off and paint brush options that mimic the various FINE ART painting options like they have in Corel, it would be very cool. I for one love just relaxing and doing a painting at times when I am done with a project but it is with Corel (or even photoshop). It would be wonderful to give an optional Plugin or download to give use Fine Artists more to play with. And just for the heck of it, here is a piece I did a while back with Painter. I have tried a number of things and I still can't get this clean or wonderful of an effect with Affinity Photo. Granted, I am sure I will figure out something but dang if it would not be so much easier to have a "Canvas" texture to start with and a selection of Paint Brushes including some that truly give a good "Oil Paint" feel to them. Just sayin'
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    Smudge Brush Moiré pattern/replaction effect

    One more sample where I dropped some Red into it. I also did a shot that shows what the Affinity Photo window has going on. As you can see, when I go SLOW it works well but takes a lot to work that slow. When I work with some sense of speed, it does it. The faster I go the worse it gets. I never saw this happen with photoshop and so I figured it perhaps has not been taken into account yet to be reviewed and fixed.
  4. Smudge Brush Problem I am seeing a replication like moire pattern effect showing up when I use the Smudge Brush on my mac. I have attached an image that I drew some stuff on and then Smudged. If I go SLOW it still does it, just not as strong. The pattern is just closer, but it still shows. I tried it using a stylus XP-Pen Deco-01 with updated drivers. I also used a standard mouse and a track mouse. All of them create the same issue. I am on a Mac Pro OS 10.11.6. Affinity Photo 1.6.7. What is happening OR is this something that just has not yet been addressed?
  5. This is definitely something that needs to be added. I use 3D software to help in composition of art. I don't use the 3D software for hardcore realism, but to get the layout and views I want when composing. In addition I do it with whatever free 3D software I can find (currently Bryce, Blender, and Sketchup 7 & 8) since I don't need all the bells and whistles to rationalize the thousands of dollars costs to use other more extensive software. In my case, on my mac, I often create my vector art with Illustrator (hopefully permanently Affinity Designer soon). Then I save it as a DWG/DXF file type. Import that into Google's Sketchup 7. Then use that to work with the file I Imported to create what I want to work with. Sometimes I use Bryce or Blender of which then I have to copy the file from Sk-Up7 to Sk-Up8, then export the 3D file to DXF, 3DS, or something else that works with Bryce or Blender. The beauty is Sk-Up7 and 8 open independently. Since I can export to DXF and SWI with Sk8, it makes for a very fast working environment for some 3D stuff. So, I would really really appreciate getting the DXF/DWG option.
  6. Thanks for the input. Have an awesome day and weekend.
  7. Oh, I was just using Word as a basic example because it is so extremely popular. I figured, the popular software tends to be the initial starting point for what people will be looking for in other software. Standard typing stuff that is. No hardcore page layout capabilities.
  8. Yep, they do. I see the font size change as well as the Tracking. Thanks. Looking forward to the future when Affinity Designer incorporates these "Tricks" in to their software like QXD, Illustrator, MS Word, etc.
  9. Oddly enough, if I copy a bit from my Illustrator file and I just type over the letters, putting the needed cap where the cap is and then the rest typing up normally, it continues to keep the font as a small cap font. So, basically, that's tricking the system?
  10. Oh and MikeW. I have no idea what "AD" is. I have the "Typography" showing where I can choose the Small Caps along with other stuff like Super Script, etc. I typed the word "Test" and used a variety of fonts to see if they worked and so far, they are doing just fine. So let me go look to see what font type (extension) the Charlemagne font has. Just a few seconds... Looks to be an .otf font. Does that make the difference?
  11. The current font I am working with is "Charlemagne Std". At least, that is what the Font name Affinity shows.
  12. I was working on a project that I initially created in Illustrator. I am trying desperately to leave Illustrator behind, and as such, I am of course working with what I have. Well, I have most of the text in my document is using Small Caps, but I find that Affinity Designer does not seem to create small caps with all the fonts I have used. Illustrator does, and so I was wondering if this is a bug? Kinda of a, "Hey, isn't Small Cap's supposed to work with all the fonts if the fonts in question have both standard text and capital letters?". I honestly don't know if this would be a bug or something else. So if this is in the wrong place, please don't get mad at me. <3 Hugs, and thank you.
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    Just curious

    Excellent. Thank you. Sigh, I doubt I could learn enough programming to jump into that pool of Wizards you have already working on all of this. Wow, you guys are amazing.
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