Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Hi,

I have a simple shape (attached) I'm trying to fill, but despite all the curves being joined it still fills as though they're individual curves. When I joined the last joint it all lit up as yellow, which I assume means it's one joined profile. I also tried several other methods, like drawing each as individual shaped and using 'Join Curves' but not matter what I do I cant get this shape to fill. I'm trying to make the transition from Illustrator to Affinity Designer but problems like this make the transition very difficult. I ended up using my old MAC version of illustrator to do it.

Am I missing something? it shouldn't be this difficult.

 

 

 

Test.jpg

Test.afdesign

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Select the left side object and then go to layers > Geometry > Separate Curves. Now using the node tool select one curve and another 'adjacent' curve, select the two overlapping nodes and use the Join Curves button on the Context Toolbar.

1345982816_ScreenShot2020-06-25at11_04_24AM.png.16b4ce5fe1a101e55f03195bcd634c57.png

Work your way around adding the separate curves together.


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mac OS 10.12.6 || Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 10.14.6

Affinity Designer 1.9.2 | Affinity Photo 1.9.2 | Affinity Publisher 1.9.2 | Beta versions as they appear.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm gonna streamline a little further... and add a step  😉

Pre step 1) your middle nodes in the "V" aren't correct. Fix that first.
1) As everyone else, Layer > Geometry > Separate Curves
2) all the pieces will now already be selected so go straight to the Join Curves button (a small time saver)
3) you can stop there and fill
or
3) Hit Boolean Divide (or Add) to close the end points. Don't Use Close Curve to close the curve 🙄 .
It'll create a loop and you'll have to manually delete two handles.... and even then you will still be left with double nodes (if you care about such things 😁)
4) Fill

So: Separate, Join, Divide, Fill.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Spartanoid said:

... but despite all the curves being joined it still fills as though they're individual curves.

If it still isn't is obvious why everyone is saying you need to use Layer > Geometry > Separate Curves, note that in your file both objects are identified as "(Curves)" layers. The plural form indicates that the layer has more than one curve in it, so in your file each layer actually has 5 individual curve objects in it.


Affinity Photo 1.9.2, Affinity Designer 1.9.2, Affinity Publisher 1.9.2;  2020 iMac 27"; 3.8GHz i7, Radeon Pro 5700, 32GB RAM; macOS 10.15.7
Affinity Photo 
1.9.1.225 & Affinity Designer 1.9.1 (showing 1.9.7) for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iPadOS 14.4 (18D52)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks to everyone for your replies, it now works. Most of the things you suggested I did try before I posted, but the fundamental thing I was doing wrong was not having the pen tool selected while joining them so that contextual menu wasn't showing. I was thinking of how I'd do it in illustrator, I drew all the curves with the pen tool, then selected them all with the 'arrow' (move tool, I think), so they were all selected, then went to geometry and merge curves. So that's why it didn't work.

It's encouraging how many people replied in such a short time. So many thanks for your help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/25/2020 at 6:14 PM, Spartanoid said:

When I joined the last joint it all lit up as yellow, which I assume means it's one joined profile.

That’s an incorrect assumption. The yellow highlight tells you that a snapping option will be used: it doesn’t mean that the curves will all be joined up or that the end result will be a closed curve.


Alfred online2long.gif
Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher for Windows 1.9.1 • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.9.1 • Designer for iPad 1.9.1 • iPadOS 14.4.2 (iPad Air 2)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note there is currently a delay in replying to some post. See pinned thread in the Questions forum. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.