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First let me say, I love Affinity Designer so far and am very excited to have a quick, responsive, reasonably priced vector graphics tool available for Mac & Windows. I am currently using the Windows Public Beta and it is already the central tool in my design toolchain. 

 

There is one feature I use all the time in Inkscape and pretty much the only thing I find myself leaving Affinity Designer to accomplish, at least in my all-vector work. The ability to take an arbitrary path or set of paths and arrange them along another path.

 

Below are some visual aids from the inkscape manual showing some of the possible uses of this effect:

 

LPE_PatternAlongPath.png

 

 

LPE_PatternAlongPath2.png

 

 

LPE_PatternAlongPath3.png

 

See the manual entry here. And if you want to try it for yourselves, the menu option in Inkscape is as follows:

Extensions -> Generate from Path -> Pattern Along Path

I would love to see this functionality inside Affinity Designer, and I think many many creative professionals either already rely on this or don't know about it  :ph34r:

 

Thanks again for all your hard work. I am (well, have been) a UI/UX designer and find what you guys have accomplished so far to be spot on. I don't think the way Inkscape presents this dialog is as intuitive as it could be, so if you guys decide to pursue this feature, keep that in mind. I like what you've done so far so I won't bias you with my input, but if y'all want any suggestions for how I would work this into the current Affinity Designer interface, I'd be happy to help.

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+1 !

That would be a nice feature indeed.


Andrew
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