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16 hours ago, ronnyb said:

Would be oil to have another checkbox labeled Symbol below duplicate, to create the duplicates as linked symbol/s

For now we are wanting to keep this new move feature consistent between all apps, and obviously Symbols only available in Designer / Designer Persona. We have now added "Create Symbol" to Layer menu in Designer, so easy enough to set up a shortcut for that (e.g. cmd-K) and then you could just hit cmd-K before doing the move / duplicate operation to achieve the same thing.

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With some fine adjustments, like adding more settings, this idea could turn out as separate feature maybe exactly like the "Blend Tool" in Illustrator. This would also have to ensure you can control the path of which the duplicates would align AND maybe properties shift among these duplicates, properties like color, opacity, along with the regular transform properties

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4 hours ago, Abdelrahman Sergany said:

With some fine adjustments, like adding more settings, this idea could turn out as separate feature maybe exactly like the "Blend Tool" in Illustrator. This would also have to ensure you can control the path of which the duplicates would align AND maybe properties shift among these duplicates, properties like color, opacity, along with the regular transform properties

I'm inclined to believe this is the beginnings of that function being added in (finally).

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Hi All - we have just released another build which includes the requested rotation option. We have also added a check box where you can specify if you want the move dialog to remember the last settings or not.
 

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The rotation option is a really great and super useful addition, thanks for adding so quickly... :)

I wonder whether duplicates should perhaps be auto-grouped in the Layers panel for convenience as the first instinct is to do just that so automatically grouping duplicates or having a preference to determine whether duplicates are or are not auto-grouped would be a great addition and would be especially helpful when making numerous repeats of the same duplication as currently there's no easy way to determine where the first set of duplicates ends and the second begins in the Layers panel...

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1 hour ago, Ash said:

Hi All - we have just released another build

Link doesn't work.

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18 minutes ago, Petar Petrenko said:

Link doesn't work.

It should probably go to here: 

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/190514-22-beta-build-4-1954

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What about adding start and end color, size and object? And path, too.

And we get a blend tool. :)

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Sliders for horizontal, vertical, distance, angle and rotation, not only for number of copies. This way we can precisely position the object.

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When I tried to replicate the rotation of the line as demonstrated by Ash, a problem occured:

When I draw vertical line with the pen tool and click on the move tool after that, transform panel says that it is rotated for -90 degrees. Now, when I click Enter to open Move/Duplicate panel, the line goes horizontally and the rotation is 0 degrees. I tried, also, to deselect the line and reset the rotation angle in transform panel, but it is unavailable.

Bug or not. If not, any help is welcomed.

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28 minutes ago, Powerhorse said:

For some people with physical disabilities who can only work with the mouse, it is impossible to open the Move/Dublicate window and work with it.

Isn't this just one more example of a function that requires the keyboard? Many functions in the applications require the use of modifier keys, for example.

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I tried to replicate rotation of the line and the star using parameters entered by Ash, but I can't get the same result even with different transform origin setings.

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1 hour ago, Petar Petrenko said:

I tried to replicate rotation of the line and the star using parameters entered by Ash, but I can't get the same result even with different transform origin setings.

 

Line

 

Star

 

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43 minutes ago, Powerhorse said:

For some people with physical disabilities who can only work with the mouse, it is impossible to open the Move/Dublicate window and work with it.

I think inevitably as a developer we do have to rely on operating system accessibility features for those with certain disabilities - including voice commands, on screen keyboards (which can be controlled with a mouse or other pointer device) and other accessibility features available.

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25 minutes ago, Ash said:

That initial preview of the line flipping 90 degrees looks like a bug!

Unless it's taking its point of reference from the transform panel, i.e. 0° is horizontal, 90° is vertical. When first opening the Move Date Entry dialog its default setting is 0° so if it's designed to be consistent with rotation angles for the apps then technically it's correct...

Likewise, if you start with a horizontal line opening the Move Data Entry dialog with its default setting of 0°, the line remains unrotated, i.e., at 0°...

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38 minutes ago, Hangman said:

Note: The results/settings you need to use are document resolution dependent...

What resolution did you use?

What size was your Star?

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18 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

What resolution did you use?

72 dpi, though on further experimentation my previous statement is incorrect so it shouldn't matter what resolution you use...

18 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

What size was your Star?

100 mm x 100 mm

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Here it is what I get:

line.png

star.png

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4 minutes ago, Petar Petrenko said:

Here it is what I get:

Change your Horizontal value to 2.0 mm for both the line and the star...

 

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Here's what I get for the Star (100 mm x 100 mm Star, 72DPI document):

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