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This is definitely not a “critical” or “essential” tool. It’s a nice-to-have, but in no way is it necessary. Some of you are seriously as bad as children with how you “demand” things. 

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Bonjour,

oui oui je confirme, l'outil de création de forme est très important, car plus qu'il n'y a même pas d'outil gomme dans Affinity Designer, ce qui est décevant pour un logiciel aussi génial et performant tout de même.

Bonsoir 

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Hello everyone,

I have been following this topic for many years now. Serif came up with this incredible software that fulfill all the wishes I had for 12 years in adobe illustrator. But it will never replace Adobe illustrator for many reasons... The shape builder that is still missing, really push it back word. It is the only tool that I am not happy with and the reason why I still use illustrator for logo design

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This tool would be a great for those who work a lot with logos and icons using the grids method. It´s possible to do it with the tools avaliable? Maybe, but it takes so much time and effort that is worthless in a work situation.

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If Google translated this correctly: No, with Affinity Designer or Affinity Publisher you cannot make forms, but this is a much requested feature. 


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At this point, especially since Adobe Illustrator for iPad has the ShapeBuilder tool, I would suggest just buying Illustrator for iPad.  Given the lack of response from Serif,  it’s apparent that they are not interested in creating a ShapeBuilder tool for Designer. Maybe they will surprise us, who knows?


iPad Pro 9.7” (A1674), Affinity Designer for iPad 1.6.4.45

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I was also looking for the shape builder function in the app and confused when couldn't find it since I remember reading a tweet about this by Serif 4 years ago. (dudes, when you promise something please take a look at your Twitter, at least delete it ) However it seems like one of the marketing team promises that engineering team could never really cared/figured. 

 

To the people who defends the lack of the feature, it's just unbelievable. Shape builder does not just add shapes. It adds, divides, deletes, closed shapes or just intersecting lines without the need of excessive copies of the same shape. It's the most used command when building geometrical work. I just select the area, press alt+m, quickly clearing out the guidelines and create the geometry in just 15 seconds, done. 

 

While doing a professional job, time matters most. If a time saving feature like this is overlooked for years, then the software is just not well suited for professional work. 

 

I really really hate Adobe and I bought all of your apps the day they released for iPad. Moved out from Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop *almost*. I just want to ditch all of the Adobe software from my process but still there's a gap. 

 

Please give us a clear answer about when or if this feature and the image tracking is coming to affinity! 

 

Edit : Found the tweet: https://twitter.com/affinitybyserif/status/918024995900665856?s=19

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On 2/22/2021 at 1:41 AM, Phil K. said:

At this point, especially since Adobe Illustrator for iPad has the ShapeBuilder tool, I would suggest just buying Illustrator for iPad.  Given the lack of response from Serif,  it’s apparent that they are not interested in creating a ShapeBuilder tool for Designer. Maybe they will surprise us, who knows?

 

That would be an option except for two things:

  • Illustrator for iPad is pretty junk.  Seriously, the drawing experience jarringly slow.  Strange because I had no problems with Adobe Fresco on the iPad.  It's not fully featured either, leaving a LOT to be desired.
  • Another monthly membership needed.  It' costs $10/month as a stand alone app (crazy rip off as it's not fully featured) might be worth it eventually.  Or if you have Illustrator on a creative cloud subscription, it's $20/month minimum.  

That said, I end up using a combination of Designer, Photoshop, Illustrator and Procreate and have to annoyingly bounce between the programs to be successful.  So I'm not saying don't use any program.  One day I hope to use only Affinity Designer only because Adobe creates half baked applications at exorbitant costs.  It's infuriating.

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Before buy something you should consider about at least two factors: The Price & The Function.

if you just chase a "Shape Builder" and you have to pay much more, then it becomes useless.

Perhaps in there also want “The Studio Link” like Affinity have it...😉

I think Affinity Serif has thinked to add this feature with their own style (not the “The Shape Builder name) and take a time to implement it...perhaps in the next version...

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12 hours ago, LOB said:

 

That would be an option except for two things:

  • Illustrator for iPad is pretty junk.  Seriously, the drawing experience jarringly slow.  Strange because I had no problems with Adobe Fresco on the iPad.  It's not fully featured either, leaving a LOT to be desired.
  • Another monthly membership needed.  It' costs $10/month as a stand alone app (crazy rip off as it's not fully featured) might be worth it eventually.  Or if you have Illustrator on a creative cloud subscription, it's $20/month minimum.  

That said, I end up using a combination of Designer, Photoshop, Illustrator and Procreate and have to annoyingly bounce between the programs to be successful.  So I'm not saying don't use any program.  One day I hope to use only Affinity Designer only because Adobe creates half baked applications at exorbitant costs.  It's infuriating.

I use Illustrator both desktop and on the iPad, the iPad version isn’t junk, it’s actually pretty decent given that it was released back in October.  The boolean operators work consistently unlike Affinity Designers’ boolean bugs.  selecting & moving items is easy and intuitive.  I used to use Affinity Designer but just got tired of the random bugs in the app, and also grew tired of their lackluster response to fix these bugs.  I use the Shapebuilder in Illustrator often enough to justify paying for a CC subscription.  


iPad Pro 9.7” (A1674), Affinity Designer for iPad 1.6.4.45

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