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  1. I am trying to use the boolean tool but the operation leaves a thin unwanted line, kindly help.
  2. I'm not sure if this subject has been addressed before or not but I did a quick search and didn't find anything. is there a way for me to separate the boolean operations and the arrange tools from the toolbar and combine them into a floating window along with the transform window? it's just part of the workflow that that I'm used to using from AI.
  3. While editing an old eps file I had imported into Affinity Designer, I tried to use a Boolean Subtract to convert 3 curve layers to a single Curves layer with 2 transparent holes in it. I have done this a zillion times without problems but for these 3 curves what I got instead was no transparency, something like this: It took me much too long to figure out why, but the reason is simple: by default, shapes are assigned the Alternate (Even-Odd) fill mode. For whatever reason, the shapes in the old eps file all used the Winding (Non-Zero) fill mode, which for subtractions like this one fill everything.
  4. Drawing something by rotating is OK as long as nothing is overlapping. I tried a daisy (Daisy.afdesign) and cannot manage that the last leave at 5 o’clock comes on top of the start-leave = 6 o’clock AND remain below the leave at 4 o’clock. It should work using boolean function but what ever I’ve tried … only the wrong portions got cut off. Is there a way to have TWO boolean relations do the trick? The other optien I could only think of would be to apply boolean (DaisyBoolean.afdesign) and cover the not wanted green line at 5:30 via a hand-drawn orange layer. DaisyBoolean.afdesign Daisy.afdesign
  5. A chamfer-like tool for live booleans / compound shapes would be awesome. It means I could have my shapes stay live longer before having to bake them down. Right now you have the Corner Tool to define corners. Obviously that's moot when you have compounds as there are no nodes at the intersections. A per-shape setting (or group of shapes selected and their interaction defined) could allow for "soft" compound shapes that get a flowing transition where they intersect. A bit like meta blobs, just with the options of the Corner Tool, to be consistent.
  6. I've created a vector mask, for a vector, to make the image look degraded. How do I then combine this mask/aged look effect, so I get one complete vector layer, so I can scale and resize with no loss? Am I missing something obvious? Edit: 'Distressed Look' Chapter in Affinity Workbook p.324 should help. Any more pointers though, do let me know.
  7. Frank Jonen

    Live Boolean accuracy issue

    The boolean result doesn't match the elements used in the operation. Engine: Metal OS: High Sierra 10.13.2 Zoom level: 82532.6% Colour Depth: 8-Bit
  8. I try to make my shapes clean. But get in to the trouble, it creates a small seams with visible background in pixel view. Is it possible to get rid of this seam (white border between shapes) when 2 shapes are connected to each other? Thank you.
  9. Hello Affinity team! I've had some problems with merging curves layers and in the result I asked this wonderful community for help. At first I thought I must be missing some tools and someone here will guide me to the light, but seems like it's the software that misses pretty important tool. Please, get familiar with the thread I started: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/46069-designer-simplifying-closing-single-curve/& Issues: - dividing curves when hitting "Add" - no easy solution to merging curve that overlaps itself 2 ideas emerged: - breaking curves in innocuous places and then hitting add, - creating rectangles in divided areas and then removing some of the nodes. It's something and working for now, but it's pretty time consuming, and for someone facing deadlines on the daily basis can be a deal breaker. Suggestion: - getting "Add" tool to merge singe curve that overlaps itself, - or creating another tool that will do so.
  10. Hi, When you join two shapes that are the result of the division of two curved overlapping shapes, a lot of nodes are left behind. You can reproduce this issue by following these steps: 1. Create two shapes and make them overlap. Select both and choose the Divide boolean operation. 2. Select one of the shapes together with the overlapping shape that resulted from the division and apply the boolean Add operation. 3. This results in a lot of extra nodes that shouldn't be there. This happens with any curved shape, not with straight lines. You can work around this issue by copying one of the shapes and subtracting it from the other shape, but a fix would be nice :) Kind regards, Karel
  11. I create and use SVG icon systems (with the <use /> method) a lot on the web, which means I often only 1 want completely combined path that includes having "holes punched out of it". But, unless I'm missing something stupidly obvious, I don't appear to be able to do that in Affinity Designer. If I draw a rectangle and then Subtract a circle out of it, the hole gets punched visually, and it renders fine if opened as a normal SVG, but, if I were to use it in an SVG icon system (or open it in Illustrator), the whole is not actually punched out of it, resulting in a solid image. I only started using Affinity as Fireworks for some reason stopped being able to open SVGs, but it looks like I can't really use Affinity to do one of the primary things I need it for. If I export the Affinity file as an EPS, open that in Fireworks, punch the shape and export from there it works, but that's quite a long and clunky workaround, when I would prefer just to be using Affinity now as it has a lot of other nice features - and isn't badly broken on Mac, like Fireworks. So what am I missing? I've attached an example Affinity file for demo purposes, and I've created a demo on CodePen showing the difference between Subtracting/Punching in Designer and Fireworks, which you can see here http://codepen.io/stowball/pen/VmqvpP and in the attached screenshot. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks affinity-punch-test.afdesign
  12. I'm using version 1.5.0.26 RC of Affinity Designer, following the tutorial found at: On minute 2:10 you can see what I'm trying to do, you can place to vector objects over each other and try apply the boolean add operator while pressing the "alt" key. This keeps the two vector objects, however instead of joining them or adding them it subtracts them.
  13. Really Awful crash while using Booleans. Is this a known issue ?
  14. Hi, I'm facing a quite strange behaviour. I've recorded a short screencast showing it: the forum doesn't allow me to attach a mp4 file, so please see it here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23243188/Affinity.mp4 in words, it goes as follows: I've created a live (non-destructive) boolean, subtracting two rounded corner rectangles. In the video, the "Highlight" Compound Group: it has a lighter gray fill, and it's a part of a slightly more complex group with constraints – a button for an interface I'm building. As soon as I duplicate the button group, the boolean is not visible anymore. It's there, in the layers palette, but it is impossible to successfully apply a fill – it has no effect whatsoever. I've several different groups with subtract non-destructive booleans, and they all behave the same. Please note that storing the group in the Assets palette and then dragging it back on the canvas has the same effect (boolean becomes transparent). Thank you, Davide Barranca
  15. Hi gang, I'm running into something that was confusing at first, and now--an hour later--is frustrating. I'd like to draw an outline around an object in a picture so I can remove it from the image. The object is squarish, so I made a rectangle around it, used the nodes to adjust it just right, and finished "outlining" the thing. I tried subtracting the outline from the image, and the image from the outline, and sliding the layers of each onto each other in the layers panel. They seem to disappear, which I've seen that others have noticed, too. I've made the outline shape empty (uncolored), and then colored it white (like all the demos show), but no luck. I can accomplish the same thing with the other shapes (ellipse, heart, etc.) but not my custom one. What am I doing wrong? -R
  16. Hi all, I got a strange behaviour while working on multiple compounds shape. If I click on one of the stacked compounds on layer panel it starts to reveal its own shape. If you clone it they suddenly disappear. Anyone experienced something like that? It's really annoying because while you're working on multiples boolean operation you can't understand if done or not. The first image shows what happen after clicking on a stacked shape. The second image shows how it should appear (or duplicating the wrong one) Thank you so much
  17. Hi folks, To make is easier for me to explain, please download the attached file: SymbolInstantCrash.afdesign How to reproduce the crash: Open the file in Affinity Designer Select the two childs of the symbol (rectangle + ellipse) Click "Add" bool operation while maintaining ⌥ (alt) --> Instant Crash Note that it's not crashing in the two following conditions: if ⌥ is not maintained if the symbol (parent) constraints are set to default (both resize arrows checked) Regards, Also, you are probably already aware of it, but contraints are sometimes causing a bad side effect: content clipping.
  18. Given a circle C and a series of concentric squares A1, A2 etc, I would like C to cut across A1...An right down the middle and apply a subtraction on all of them. If I select all of them and try to do it wholesale, it applies as if A3-(A2-A1) etc, when what I really want is (C-A1) U (C-A2) etc. I have attached pictures of the setup and what I actually want. When I apply a grouped subtraction, everything gets deleted, obviously. Is there a simple way of doing this? Thank you, craftybones
  19. Make live boolean with symbols please.
  20. Hi all, I had the situation, that I created an object as a mask (which is a non destructive boolean object - I love this functionality). But when I use that object as a mask, I loose the ability to "on-the-fly-modify" the mask itself. I have to the the mask object out of its function as a mask - to have the booleans to click on an modify. After that I can use it again as a mask. But that means again, I cannot pick the separate mask-objects to modify ... so I have to start the same process again and again... Thanks for thinking about that issue, Stefan.
  21. Hi team, just wondering if there has been any headway on the boolean tidying up issue? See attached. It's weird because it seems inconsistent. It appears that the closer two paths are to each other the more nodes gets placed all along each path and sometimes even a third path is generated from the two intersecting/overlapping paths. What makes this problematic is that after the boolean if you want to further manipulate the resulting shape, you are dealing with sometimes hundreds of nodes. For example here in the attached windshield/windscreen image I would have duplicated the darker "window seal" element to build a shadow area under the upper ridge. Because of all of the nodes now I'm forced to redraw a new element for that and try to get it into the same shape. Not to mention cleaning up and removing unwanted extra pieces... Sorry to keep harping on this but to me this is very important stuff and I hope it's being addressed. :)
  22. Hello When I try to use boolean operation I have to completely overlap my shape to get it subtracted correctly. If I use the snapping features and then subtract the shape, Affinity Designer leave me some leftover vectors. Am I doing anything wrong ? Thanks AD.mov test.afdesign
  23. In Affinity Designer, holding down Option when clicking the "Operations" buttons in the toolbar creates very handy non-destructive boolean effects. When going through the menu, however, the modifier key is ignored. Inside of Affinity Photo, the corresponding toolbar buttons are hidden by default (you need to manually customize your main toolbar for them to even be available). Thus the non-destructive version is incredibly hard to find and kind of obscure to get to. I'd say either the modifier key should work inside the menu as well (which would be logical), or there should be a second set of menu items to do the same thing non-destructively.
  24. Hey, it would be great to be able to break paths at intersection points. Easiest implementation was something like a boolean operation - select two paths, click a button and get the nicely broken path segments. Feature suggestion 1: Break-paths-at-intersection-points-operation. A workaround is to create new nodes manually and break them individually afterwards. But here I ran into another missing feature. The current behavior of the node-adding doesn't allow me to create new nodes using snapping. Thus my cuts aren't aligned perfectly (I might have exaggerated it a little on the screens). Feature suggestion 2: Use snapping while creating nodes on existing paths. An optimal way would be the option to drag a new node on an existing path to activate candidates to snap onto. [Feature suggestion 3: Combine adding nodes and breaking them like the scissors-tool in Illustrator does. Could be implemented as an option in the node-tool. Similar snapping behavior as described above] ~Andrej PS: I know that I could perform a standard subtract operation in the first place and then break the paths to achieve the result shown in the screens. But I'm adding these requests to improve workflows.
  25. Hey, I just tested the divide operation with three intersecting circles. I documented the outcome in the screenshots. The shapes might look okay, but the outlines of two shapes show weird extensions. ~Andrej
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