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  1. Hi, I needed to create arrays of images to show a distribution. Say you wanted to display the amount of male to female workers, or, like in my case the number of nominations in relation to the numbers of wins. So, I wrote a simple python script to do it. It's using graphicsmagick (http://www.graphicsmagick.org/) for the actual image stuff. It works like size: You give it a number of images, and specify how many of these images you want. By default it will arrange those images in a square grid, but you can also specify the number of columns you want to produce different layouts. You can specify the size of a cell and the border around it. It will create a single output file using this data, which you can then use in your Affinity tools. Right now it displays the images in order, but I could change it to display them randomly if needed. #!/usr/local/bin/python3 import math import os # the number per image type counts = [94,199] # the actual filenames to use images = ["A.png", "B.png"] # what should be produced outFilename = "out.png" # size of the cells cellWidth = 100 cellHeight = 100 # number of columns. If set to zero, it will create # a layout with the same number of rows and columns. columns = 0 # ---------------------------------- # Implementation # # Basically, it creates list of files for # graphicsmagick's (http://www.graphicsmagick.org/montage.html) # montage tool. # # On a mac you can use # brew install graphicsmagick # in a terminal to install graphicsmagick if you don't have it already # total = 0 for count in counts: total += count if ( columns == 0 ): columns = math.ceil( math.sqrt( total ) ) rows = math.ceil( total / columns ) totalRemaining = total curType = 0 typeRemaining = counts[curType] params = "" while totalRemaining > 0: params += images[curType] + " " totalRemaining = totalRemaining - 1 typeRemaining = typeRemaining - 1 if typeRemaining == 0: # switch to next image curType = curType + 1 typeRemaining = counts[ min(curType, len(images)-1 )] # call graphicsmagick to do the hard work for us: os.system( f'gm montage -background none -geometry {cellWidth}x{cellHeight}+10+10 -tile {columns}x{rows} {params} {outFilename}') Maybe it's something you can find use for. If you're on a mac, you can use on the command line to install it. I hope this is in the correct forum, tand that somebody might find this useful. Thanks, DasLenny
  2. Hi, How can I array an object in Designer - reproduce a number of units of the same object at the same distance?
  3. Hello dears, these weeks I tried using Affinity Designer as my drafting software for architectural drawing. It's been a pleasure until I hardly needed tangent and orthogonal snapping. AD reveals to be a very nice software to make nice looking drawings fast, but it lacks some fundamental functions which would definetly speed up architectural and other workflows. The tools I hardly suggest to add into next versions of Affinity are: Snap to tangent and orthogonal points, well all the Autocad and Rinocheros snaps would just be fantastic. Transforms based on starting and reference point (example: rotate a line using a custom pivot and a custom reference point which can be snapped during the operation); Arrays: the ability to copy things along a curve and/or in a specified direction ad certain distances (following rotation or not and to add some more coolness: with a scale variation based on a custom profile); Grid copy: same as Arrays but based on a grid. Well, measures would also be a great add for AD in the product design field, but It'd be a to much specific need probably. I'd be so great to have such facilities.
  4. It would be nice a feature like AutoCAD POLAR ARRAY, so you can place object/selections around a specified point, or along a specified path. The essential options are : number of objects, angle between objects, radius of array, rotate objects ON/OFF. Thank you :)
  5. My suggestion would be create an array tool (its the kind of tool you find in a 3D app) with options like radial array, square array, distribution envelopes affecting things like scale, rotation, distance etc.
  6. Is there an equivalent method for Illustrator's blend (objects) along path? Perhaps the Power Duplicate does this? But does it work along a path? And if so, are the duplicated objects still linked to the original (ie, edits to one of these shapes updates the duplicated objects)? PS: As a designer for CNC/laser cutting, it's rather difficult to evaluate whether this is worth purchasing without a trial version.
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