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Still  a Bug with Perspective Tool when duplicate the Perspective layers both in the current beta and in the retail version.

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On 3/11/2021 at 8:48 AM, Marc S. said:

Hello,

I found a rather frustrating bug with Affinity Photo (or its Personas) and the Live Perspective Filter Layer.
In general, this live filter functions as promised. However, as soon as I make a copy of a group that contains one of those layers, it all gets a little bit tricky and weird.

So, the following happens:

  1. The perspective layer on the ORIGINAL works as intended.
  2. As I move the ORIGINAL, eveything still works.
  3. If I now copy the ORIGINAL, the COPY has the wrong perspecitve. It seems like the position of the perspective rectangle (see image) moves differently.

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Another and more anyoing bug happens while reloading a file. This destroyed some work I made yesterday.

  1. I use the live layer on any object.
  2. I copy it one time and move it afterwards (everything still works).
  3. I copy this copy again and the same problem as described as above happened.
  4. However, If I now close and reopen the file, the first copy (at step 2) is also broken now.

I deliberatly wanted to use the live layer since some global values like the color of strokes and fillings or the content of text are not yet fixed. So, I cannot use the perspective tool until then. So, I have now several questions:

  • Did I something wrong?
  • How to solve this bug?
  • Would it be possible to apply the same perspective distortion (so the square where can I input the perspective change) to other objects without the "global" position of this square?

Kind regards,
Marc

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Still an issue, I use this tool intensively but sooner or later it is impossible to copy the layer with the perspective filter.

I isolated one of my documents with this issue and it isn't even related to a group necessarily. Just try to copy this layer and you'll see what goes wrong. If I create a brand new rectangle and apply a perspective filter to that, it works fine. But the filter layer contains the copy bug used to contain a lot more content and it's beyond repair now. I even tried to save a duplicate version of the file and copy/paste layers between documents but the issue remains. 

 

BTW I'm on a Mac. 

AP 1.10.4

MacOS 10.15.7

 

 

 

Perspective filter copy bug.afphoto

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Hello @ZufDraw,

 

maybe it will be fixed in the next beta,
the Bug has been logged by Serif.

 

Cheers

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It should have been fixed in the current beta.  I originally reported it August of last year.

FYI, this bug affects all live filters.  I don't know how anybody uses this.

 

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After initial testing, the bug in the perspective tool is fixed, this also applies to the current customer version👍👍

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I have checked it again, for me the perspectives tool is functional,

or have I missed something?

 

Cheers

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It only works as long as the object you are applying the perspective is not a child layer of any other object.

If you do the same thing on an artboard, it will not work.  Or if placed in a group.

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1 hour ago, CM0 said:

It only works as long as the object you are applying the perspective is not a child layer of any other object.

If you do the same thing on an artboard, it will not work.  Or if placed in a group.


I have checked the perspectives tool again, also according to the recipe described above.
It works for me, for whatever reason.

 

Cheers

Perspektive.afphoto Perspektive-2.afphoto

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I looked at your files.  So I was wrong about the group.  It must be a child of some object.  So instead of the group, place them inside a rectangle or something.

I do all of my work on Artboards.  In that case, they are always broken.

You could also go to the issue I linked above.  I have an example file there you can open and duplicate the items.

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Hello @CM0 ,
for me the Persektive tool works because I had similar mistakes as Marx S. and ZufDraw, and these seem to be fixed.
But there are problems with the file you provided,
I have tried to rebuild the file without success.
Unfortunately I can't use the perspective tool like you so that there is a kinked rectangle.
Unless I create a selection that serves as a mask.
How did you do it?

 

Cheers

 

 

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Unfortunately, none of the live filters are fixed for any of my use cases.  All of my projects are still broken 😞

Note, once you have a filter that is attached to an item within another object, it will always be broken.  So even if you later move it out to be a top level item, you can no longer duplicate it as you did before.

The perspective live filter performs differently based on whether the live filter mask is attached as a clipping or masking layer.  Looks like I did those as clipping child layers.

However, the problem manifests irregardless of either method.

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Thank you for clarifying.

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