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46 minutes ago, NoSi said:

I draw a different conclusion from this:

  • Even a few projects are apparently worth the use of a rental product because designers lack the required basic skills.
  • Those who have to earn money with their work are willing to pay money for solutions, but not for "attempts".
  • If you are amazed about paying monthly fee for a product like Illustrator, also talking disparagingly about Inkscape, you should take in regard, that Inkscape is free, what makes it very competitive.
  • Disadvantages of a tool are relative if I have paid nothing for it.
  • A cheaper product in compare to a more expensive one is objectively more expensive, if it is unsuitable for the requirements.
  • Albert Einstein was in an absolute minority with his theory of relativity. Yet he was right...*

 

* I don't want to give a review of Inkscape with this. I'll only take the liberty of pointing out that "majority" alone does not guarantee a claim to "being right".

This explanation should be set in a stone. Thank you so much @NoSi.

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Sorry, this isn't a constructive post but just adding another voice asking "why on earth wasn't this in v1.0 (or before)?".

I've used Designer from the very first public betas and I can't believe that the functionality promised back in 2017 still isn't here, when it's a fundamental part of vector design. Something I used to be able to take for granted in Illustrator ten years ago and is a feature of virtually every other vector software is completely missing from Designer.

Don't get me wrong, I love Designer and use it almost every day for commercial work, but having to load something else to do one basic job is just dumb. What is it about Affinity developers that mean they can't do what everybody else can? What is it about Affinity managers that made them think this was fine to leave off the feature list? I only live down the road from Serif, maybe I should go and knock on their door and ask (from an appropriate 'social distance' of course).

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1 hour ago, Fingermouse said:

Don't get me wrong, I love Designer and use it almost every day for commercial work, but having to load something else to do one basic job is just dumb. What is it about Affinity developers that mean they can't do what everybody else can? What is it about Affinity managers that made them think this was fine to leave off the feature list?

You also love your wife/girlfriend/husband/girlfriend "as he/she is" and have accepted that "change requests" are pointless (what everyone in a relationship knows who holds on because of other reasons). Therefore, you may be sending out the wrong signals. If you »love Designer«, the management and/or development can add a »...as is" and everything is done, 😉

 

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I'm curious if the developers even watch the feature requests here.. they're not joining the conversation, that's for sure. 

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3 hours ago, NoSi said:

You also love your wife/girlfriend/husband/girlfriend "as he/she is" and have accepted that "change requests" are pointless (what everyone in a relationship knows who holds on because of other reasons). Therefore, you may be sending out the wrong signals. If you »love Designer«, the management and/or development can add a »...as is" and everything is done, 😉

People dump people and software for something better all the time. The ultimate signal. When the hope for change fades.

Hype followed by no hope is a contrast that is rarely awarded.


"You don't have to answer almost every new post!" 🙄

- Sinclair Goodwin

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On 6/25/2020 at 4:02 PM, Xzenor said:

I'm curious if the developers even watch the feature requests here.. they're not joining the conversation, that's for sure. 

Sometimes is »saying nothing« tremendously loud…

22 hours ago, Jowday said:

People dump people and software for something better all the time.

People dump people and software for something. Whether "something" is better clarifies with some delay. It's 50:50 getting it worse.

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On 6/25/2020 at 10:02 AM, Xzenor said:

I'm curious if the developers even watch the feature requests here.. they're not joining the conversation, that's for sure. 

They don't normally respond to them but they do read them.

That has been repeated numerous times throughout the forums, along with explanations.

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On 6/25/2020 at 12:51 PM, Fingermouse said:

Sorry, this isn't a constructive post but just adding another voice asking "why on earth wasn't this in v1.0 (or before)?".

I've used Designer from the very first public betas and I can't believe that the functionality promised back in 2017 still isn't here, when it's a fundamental part of vector design. Something I used to be able to take for granted in Illustrator ten years ago and is a feature of virtually every other vector software is completely missing from Designer.

Don't get me wrong, I love Designer and use it almost every day for commercial work, but having to load something else to do one basic job is just dumb. What is it about Affinity developers that mean they can't do what everybody else can? What is it about Affinity managers that made them think this was fine to leave off the feature list? I only live down the road from Serif, maybe I should go and knock on their door and ask (from an appropriate 'social distance' of course).

When we talking vector features on desktop version of Affinity Designer, I can in some way agree that we miss a few tools/features, but, if we look at the iPad evertyhing change...

After ten years with iPads we still don’t have one single app that have warp transition and other requested functionalities from end users...

Why? After ten years of development the best we have is Affinity, so, It not that easy to implement this features...

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17 minutes ago, Xzenor said:

We're not.

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Yeah, my excuse, but, what I wanted to say is that the iPad version of Affinity Designer is almost 99.5% of the desktop version, holds the same developing tempo, and, is lacking the same features...

If it were easy to implement requested features Serif may have done it already on every platform, but, something is holding them back...

Perhaps 2.0 in the future will be a massive update and an Illustrator/Corel Draw killer ;-)

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11 hours ago, AffinityMakesMeSmile said:

When we talking vector features on desktop version of Affinity Designer, I can in some way agree that we miss a few tools/features, but, if we look at the iPad evertyhing change...

After ten years with iPads we still don’t have one single app that have warp transition and other requested functionalities from end users...

Why? After ten years of development the best we have is Affinity, so, It not that easy to implement this features...

Free Transform is not a feature that is difficult to implement. It is simply a matrix multiplication, which is almost identical in code to rotation or scaling. Also, clearly code already exists to do this on a pixel image, because that's a feature that is available in Photo.

This also would not be related to the platform this is implemented on, I'm almost completely certain that all the drawing code is shared between iPad and Mac versions.

As with all software development, it's a question of prioritisation of limited resources (developer time), and Affinity have unfortunately made the decision that this feature is less important than many others. 🤷‍♂️ 

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On 6/25/2020 at 1:16 PM, NoSi said:

You also love your wife/girlfriend/husband/girlfriend "as he/she is" and have accepted that "change requests" are pointless (what everyone in a relationship knows who holds on because of other reasons). Therefore, you may be sending out the wrong signals. If you »love Designer«, the management and/or development can add a »...as is" and everything is done, 😉

 

We pay Serif money in exchange for a product.... your metaphor is most relevant to a hooker/john relationship. It is arguable that some would complain about a shoddy **** job, but I’m not sure the developers would be comfortable with the comparison.

Edited by Patrick Connor

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1 hour ago, Mark Freeman said:

We pay Serif money in exchange for a product.... your metaphor is most relevant to a hooker/john relationship. It is arguable that some would complain about a shoddy **** job, but I’m not sure the developers would be comfortable with the comparison.

I'm not sure Serif would be "comfortable" with your "shoddy ..." statement either.

There are young persons whom inhabit the forums, too.

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7 hours ago, Mark Freeman said:

We pay Serif money in exchange for a product....

I cannot resist... Free Transform, Perspective & Warp Tools would be nice but I could also pay some extra for them 🤣

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9 hours ago, Artsketch said:

There should be a statement if this feature is on the todo list. Are Vectornator or Graphic offering free transform?

Non of above software do free transform...

And, as I earlier said, there is no software whatsoever on iPad that’s deliver vector free transform (warping)...

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Free Transform, Perspective & Warp Tools  ---yess please!

I spent an hour looking for it and could not believe it isn't there until I found this thread.

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18 hours ago, AffinityMakesMeSmile said:

the iPad version of Affinity Designer is almost 99.5% of the desktop version

The underlying engine might be there, but there are a number of key features for which the UI is completely lacking - for examples:

  • Global colors
  • Rulers
  • Tiled / n-Up printing

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I would like to see free transform and warp tools as well.  I keep having to switch to another application to do this so it would be a great productivity boost, at least for me.

= Steve

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I've been borrowing a friends computer to try out Affinity Designer as I heard good things about it. I started to think that having my own software could be a worthwhile investment. Then after just a week of working with it I find this. 

I"ve decided not to buy. 

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