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  1. How do I snap a node to a node? It does not snap when it's inside the bounding box
  2. Would be nice if I cloud connect certain nodes I selected without snapping them each other. A problem with "Join Curve" action of Node tool is that it connects nearest combination of nodes automatically, so I can not choose which combination.
  3. I have the latest version of Affinity Designer 1.7 and I was watching a class on line and that person had another drop down tool with the node tool used for moving center of rotations and my version has no other drop down tool for that - only way to activate it is use the f key when in the node tool. Wondering how to get that drop down in node tool to show?
  4. I would be nice if I could select nodes by area like Adobe Illustrator. Selecting one by one is pain sometimes.
  5. So, this is something I can't get used to and what I believe is some kind of bug - because it makes simple task apparently imposible to do (at least in straightforward way). Let's say we want to draw shape like this: Now, what is trivial in Corel... corel.mp4 is impossible in Designer: designer.mp4 I've worked with Corel for past 12 years and IMO it's curve calculations and node shaping feels more natural and logical than those in Designer. Convice me otherwise. And if this is intentional, then can you explain what advantages this have over Corel's implementation? Why it's this way? For now - wtf Affinity? wtf.mp4
  6. On Adobe Illustrator, clicking end point of another path will attache new path to the another path. How do I do that on Affinity Designer?
  7. Hi! I have tried to search the forum and the rest of the internet for an answer but the closest I could find was a thread on the desktop version. Can you help me figure this thing out? I want to rotate selected nodes around an anchor point - freely selected or one of the basic 9 corners. To clarify, if we look at the photo I attached I want to rotate the arm to be more upright but the rotate (and shear/skew) function is greyed out. At least the latter (using basic corner points) used to be possible in the previous version but apparently after the update certain functions have been relocated. The point transform tool lets me rotate around a selected node but it rotates the whole shape where I only want to move specific nodes. How do you do this nowadays or it’s even possible in this update?
  8. I have designer for the iPad. When I use my Apple pencil and try to select/tap objects neither tool works correctly I think. I have to "drag" with my move tool to select object and then select the node tool in order to select nodes. Neither of them work by tapping the object. Is this how it works or am I doing something wrong.
  9. In another thread on the forum we just found an inconsistancy in the software while using 'break curve'. There is a different result when selecting multiple nodes and than press 'break curve' than when you single select a node, press 'break curve' and than select the other node and press 'break curve'. Break on multiple nodes seem to behave differently than break on single nodes per step: * When we select both upper nodes and press 'break curve' --> The broken section we get as a new curve-layer UNDER the current layer, and Designer select both layers * When we select the left node first, press 'break curve', than selected the right node and press 'break curve' --> The broken section we get as a new curve-layer ABOVE the current layer, and designer select both layers In the first situation when a user clicks on a node that just got broken, we select the original shape (it has priority above the broken-out part). But in the second situation when a user clicks on that node, he selects the new node on the broken-out part and moves the broken curve-node (it has priority above the original shape because of the layer order is different now). I would expect both situations to have the same layer priorities as result. Where the just broken-out curve-layer would best be on top I think, so that layer is selected in the viewport so we can immediately move the broken-out curve after pressing 'break-curve'. This is happening in both the current version (1.6.5.123) as well as in version 1.7 RC2 (1.7.0.350) Video * First I use break the curve by selecting the upper nodes one by one and using 'break curve' on each node. --> result is the new layer with the broken curve-segment is on top, so the nodes of the just created curve (the broken segment) are on top and got selected when clicking or dragselect, because that layer is the upper layer * Than I multi-select both upper-nodes at once and press 'break curve' once --> result is the new layer with the broken curve-segment is on the bottom, so the nodes of the original curve (with fill) are on top and got selected when clicking or dragselect, because that layer is the upper layer inconsistant behaviour break curve.mp4
  10. Hi, After using 'break curve' Designer generates new nodes for the new broken nodes/segments. But the new nodes are behind the existing nodes, so when selecting using click it selects the existing nodes, because these are on top. Most of the time I would like to select the new nodes (of the broken part) instead. But how can we do that? See video: * Select two anchors of a shape * Break the curve --> Designer adds new nodes on the same place for the broken curve * Try to select the nodes of the broken curve-segment without moving the existing nodes... I would like to move the broken segment nodes up, but I can't manage to find a way to do this without moving the 'old' nodes first... I tried holding ctrl, alt and shift when selecting the nodes to get the back-node instead of the front-node, but that doesn't work. How can we select these back-nodes (of the broken segment)? break curve.mp4
  11. Hi, I'd like to request a feature that would allow me to add nodes directly between existing nodes on a shape, similar to how Illustrator's "Add Anchor Points" tool works. I think this could be even better if you could select which nodes you want to add nodes between, rather than this only working for the entire shape. For example, if I have a circle with 4 nodes, and I select the top and left nodes and use this tool, it would add a single node evenly spaced between the two on the existing path at the top-left of the circle (see screenshot). If I select the entire shape, it would add 4 nodes, one between each connecting pair. Thanks!
  12. I've just bought Affinity Designer on my iPad (2018, 6th generation) and I'm really impressed. I Only have a bit problem with the pen tool: when I put nodes, I can't place them close to each other. I always need to magnify the picture when I would like to path small details. (I use Apple Pencil). What should I do? Maybe that is why I'm newbie to Affinity Designer. (Vectornator doesn't produce this issue, I can put nodes very close in this app) Thank You for helping me! Andras
  13. Hey guys I just recently made the switch from Adobe ecosystem to Affinity Designer & Photo because i'm not trying to shell out $600 a year for the rest of my life. I'm getting myself adjusted with Designer right now, but i hit a snag. I can't seem to Add/Remove nodes to existing paths like you could in Illustrator. I've tried searching in Help, but nothing comes up. Is this feature not currently available in Designer? If that's the case, then when can we expect this option in a future update? I only ask because it's something I use often. Thanks in advance for your help and time.
  14. Hello. With some brushes I can not work out how to have them a continous loop. They leave a gap over the red node and if I delete the red node the next node becomes red. How can I avoid this? Thanks.
  15. Hi, yes, yet another "how to join 2 nodes post", but I've been in struggle for two days now, I'm creating a font and will have a lot of this places with 2 points together but with different bezier points (see image), I need really clean vector with 1 point instead of 2. When moving 1 point to second one, it highlights in yellow color and snaps to it, I looks like YAAYYY it converted into 1 point???? NO, it's still 2 points just hanging in the same coordinates Selecting 2 points and clicking "Join curves" "Close curves" nothing is happening. "Smooth curve" is great feature, but not great for me in this situation, as shape very much changes How to really create 1 point from 2? without touching the bezier handles and doing anything with hands again (it will ruin the original shape) P.S. Also, why point sometimes have square markers and sometimes round markers? (like in attachment)
  16. Is it possible to merging two or more selected nodes into 1 node (all nodes belong to one curve)? This is a very important issue for me - I use such functionality incessantly (Inkscape, Blender 3d, Corel Draw). Nowhere can I find how to do it at Affinity. thank you for the remarks
  17. My current workflow (using illustrator and the Astute Graphics Inkscribe tool) is to eyedropper a colour, Draw a closed shape, deselect, then eyedropper again, then draw a second shape off the points/nodes of the previous. I cannot replicate this in Designer (or Photo) with the pen tool. Playing with the snap parameters allow me to, to an extent, draw off the first shapes points but there's no way to give snapping prominence over the general sides of said shape so accuracy cannot be maintained. I understand this is probably quite a difficult thing to explain, but the Affinity tools seem halfway there so would be amazing if I could switch 100%. Failing that please encourage Astute Graphics to enable their Illustrator plugins to work in Designer!
  18. Affinity Designer for iPad. I cant find tutorial about „selection of objects and nodes“. There was one... i want to look it again. Can somebody post the link, please? thankyou for Support. MMMax
  19. Hi, it's the second day I'm using AD and I was working on an artwork when out of all sudden it stopped showing the separate nodes. Is it possible that I have pressed something by mistake? And more importantly: how can I (re-)activate the view of the nodes? Thanks a lot in advance!
  20. I have searched for a solution to this, but maybe I am not using the right keywords, or the right approach to the problem at all... I have two paths, A and B. The node at the end of B, when I create it, is "snapped" to the path of A somewhere near the middle. However if I alter path A, I would like for the end of path B to move along with it... a sort of "persistent snapping, if you will". Instead, path B stays put and a gap opens between the two paths. See the attached screenshot for an example. Is there some way to achieve this? Perhaps a different approach to that which I'm using? It would really help a lot when I go in to "clean up" my paths after a first cut. Thanks... Jon
  21. Hi, when I press "Node Tool > Transform mode", all nodes on selected object are locked. Is this OK, or is something wrong?
  22. Hi, is there a way to remove just one handle? I'm using AD on iPad…
  23. What is this menu/icons for? I'm using AD for iPad…
  24. Hi, Is there a way to make bezier handles snap to 45 or 90 degrees? Most apps allow for this by holding down shift, but shift behaved differently in Affinity Designer, snapping to the existing curve. The only workaround i've found so far is to use the pen tool to redraw the bezier curve by clicking and dragging on the same point while holding shift. Is there another way to do this? Thanks.
  25. Update: I went to Microsoft and tried it. You can use the vector brush tool with the surface pen in the same “drawing” motion that you can use on the iPad. I’ve been debating purchasing an iPad Pro vs. a Surface Pro 6...I was messing around with the app on the iPad Pro at the apple store and one thing I liked a lot is you can use the Apple Pencil to essentially “draw” your vectors through the vector brush tool. Is there the ability to do this on Microsoft surface pro with the surface pen with the pc version of affinity designer? Or is it only for the iPad app? Thanks!
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