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Multi-Layer Live Perspective Projection

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It would be great if it were possible to have multi-layer live perspective projection rather than only being able to apply a perspective grid to a single layer in an Affinity Photo file. Whilst it appears possible to add live projection perspective grids to different layers within the same file, when jumping between layers the perspective grid adjustment only adheres to the first layer it is applied to. Going back to subsequent layers where a grid adjustment has been applied results in the perspective adjustments being lost.

This in effect means that if working/editing a 360 degree rotation image with say 36 or 72 individual photographs making up the rotation, the only way you can achieve this is to set up the respective number of Affinity Photo files rather than maintaining everything in a single document. I appreciate you could apply a perspective grid, add your graphic and merge the layers down and then repeat layer by layer, each time re-adding your graphic, but that seems very inefficient.

What would be perfect would be the ability to set one or multiple live projection perspective grids per layer and then have a single embedded graphic sitting at the top of the layer stack, e.g. an Affinity Designer file and for the graphic to automatically adjust to the individual perspective grids applied to each layer once the relevant layer is made visible.

The icing on the cake of course would be for Live Perspective Projections to remain live so you don't have to merge them down with the respective applied graphic prior to exporting. This way it would then be possible to simply swap out or have multiple graphics layers which when made visible in the layers panel are automatically applied to the rotating object, so if you have one rotating object which you wanted to apply a dozen different logo's to, you could set up the live perspective projection grids once for each of the 36 or 72 layers, embed all twelve logos at the top of the layer stack and then simply turn on the respective layer and the relevant logo for it to be applied to all layers below.

Then the cherry on top would be if macro capabilities were expanded allowing the ability to make individually defined layers visible e.g. Layer one logo and layer two, first photo in the stack, export the file to a defined file format, size, resolution etc and then switch layer two off and layer three on, export and repeat for each layer in the file until all defined layers are exported.

Hope these can be added as a feature requests...

Affinity Photo 1.7.3, Affinity Designer 1.7.3, Affinity Publisher 1.7.3

MacBook Pro 16GB, macOS Mojave 10.14.6

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