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Dear Affinity Designer Team,

 

I am very excited follower of your work. Your app seems to have the potential for a AI alternative for what I am looking for since months. I am very close to purchase it. But there is one critical feature I am missing and that is a 3D tool box. Beside AI there is no other vector graphics software on the market which is able to "extrude" objects and to use their path to make perspectival logos a.s.o. 

 

To give a better understanding of my request I attach three AI tutorials resulting in very simple but neat logo designs:

a) 3D maze: http://gomedia.us/zine/tutorials/illustrator/create-3d-vector-labyrinth-maze/

b) Flying Stars: http://www.bittbox.com/illustrator/illustrator-tutorial-how-to-make-3d-vector-vintage-stars

c) Perspectival logos: http://www.vektorgarten.de/illu-tipps-3d.html

 

In addition a shape library for simple 3D objects (cube, sphere, cylinder, tube...) would be amazing.

 

 

I hope, I did not ignore a feature which is doing similar things.

Thanks for your great work. 

 

Cheers, Laser.

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Dear Affinity Designer Team,

 

I am very excited follower of your work. Your app seems to have the potential for a AI alternative for what I am looking for since months. I am very close to purchase it. But there is one critical feature I am missing and that is a 3D tool box. Beside AI there is no other vector graphics software on the market which is able to "extrude" objects and to use their path to make perspectival logos a.s.o. 

 

To give a better understanding of my request I attach three AI tutorials resulting in very simple but neat logo designs:

a) 3D maze: http://gomedia.us/zine/tutorials/illustrator/create-3d-vector-labyrinth-maze/

b) Flying Stars: http://www.bittbox.com/illustrator/illustrator-tutorial-how-to-make-3d-vector-vintage-stars

c) Perspectival logos: http://www.vektorgarten.de/illu-tipps-3d.html

 

In addition a shape library for simple 3D objects (cube, sphere, cylinder, tube...) would be amazing.

 

 

I hope, I did not ignore a feature which is doing similar things.

Thanks for your great work. 

 

Cheers, Laser.

I totally agree!

 

 

3D extrude is the only tool that still keeps me using Adobe Illustrator.

 

Would be great if you could integrate it!

 

Thanks in advance!

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It would be just great to know whether we can expect such (or a similar) feature within this release of Affinity Designer or whether this is more something fundamental which has to be added in a future upgrade (maybe AD2 or something). Can someone answer to this already or does it needs some weeks to discuss this? 

 

Thanks in advance.

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I know I'm late, but I agree with Laserjunge. It would be awesome to have the 3D Extrude and rotation like in AI. I think it's one of the major differences between Affinity Designer and AI now...

 

Having this feature in Affinity would make it the perfect substitute to AI.

 

I hope to see this feature in Affinity Designer someday in a not too distant future!

 

Keep up the good work!

 

Thanks in advance!

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Blender supports direct vector export with a SVG plugin and through its freestyle non-realistic renderer. For free.

 

Both can be combined in AF Designer to create shading and great looking edges. Also important: each edge of a 3d object can be manually controlled for vector output, making it extraordinary powerful for technical illustrations.

 

In this sense it is rather more powerful than Illustrator's 3d extrude and revolve functions. No limits as to the shapes of the 3d objects either. And if you need textures, one option is to render out a bitmap of the fills, and combine these with SVG line art.

 

The SVG export plugin generates this out of the box (pure SVG):

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The freestyle SVG plugin is aimed at line art export (extremely simple example):

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And why not combine the vector strokes with the bitmap render:

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The only drawback: you will have to learn a bit about using Blender (loads of tutorials, though!).

 

Or export as a pure SVG with patterned fills:

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Or a semi-transparent SVG wire:

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