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I just finished watching the tutorials for developing a 3D isometric building, which was very interesting. A great tutorial, but now I want to learn all the options inside the Grid and Axis Manager menu, but I cannot find anything in the Help topics. The most I found was a brief description of the grid system. Can you direct me where to find more information on the Grid and Axis Manager?

 

 

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Hi crabtrem,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

I believe the Grid and Axis Manager wasn't documented yet. It's a recent addition that's not finished (there will be more improvements/features coming to grids/snapping), and so it remains incomplete for now. This should improve as soon as the new changes/improvements are implemented and the whole system is finished. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Have you guys tried adding a US or UK keyboard under the Input Sources tab in the Keyboard System Preference?

 

If you enable the checkbox titled Show input menu in menu bar, you'll get a little flag in the upper right side of your menu bar. You can select another keyboard mapping which has the keys you need to use AD/AP. This should work... cheers!

 

Neither you nor me until we have customisable shortcuts available, unless there's other solution that i'm not aware of...

Still looking into this.


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Don't forget to enable the Create Plane Set check box so that when you press the Apostrophe key you can cycle through all 3 plane sets. I just verified this technique and it works. When I switch my Input Sources keyboard from US to Portuguese, I cannot use the Apostrophe key to switch iso planes, but with the US keyboard Input method it works fine..

 

Hope this is useful for our international Affinity brethren and sisterhood...


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MEB,

 Thank you for the response. I played with the Grid and Axis Manager a little more, and found some more information in the help files to assist. What I seem to be having trouble with now is I would like to set up an environment that I can have a horizon, one or two vanishing points, and then have the grid align to those vanishing points and horizon. I cannot figure out how to do that. I thought varying the aspect ration between the planes might do it, but I think I would have to use multiplication or maybe division on the value. I'm not sure at this moment if that's even possible, or a reasonable solution? Thank you in advance.

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The grid system by nature is only good for parallel perspective (isometric, etc).  An axis defines non-converging lines.

 

I have been thinking about one, two and three point perspective, and how they would work with our snapping system.  I have ideas, but it will be a while yet.  So, right now we do not support distance perspective.


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