Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Hi all,

 

I am looking for topics on Parallel Projections. What I was hoping to find was a method of drawing on axis. Example: with the isometric grid on, select the left side and draw a circle. Because you are in isometric mode your circle shows as an ellipse. 

 

I have been able to find the topic in Help, but that didn't "help".

 

Thanks in advance.

post-1546-0-02882300-1489008170_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you. Yes, am I familiar with the videos and the concepts. I have been a technical illustrator for 33 years. :-)

It's just the topic of parallel projection in the Help which wasn't really useful and didn't know if it led to some special functionality that I wasn't seeing.

 

As stated, I was hoping to find something on actually drawing "on axis". Draw a square on axis and it shows as skewed. Draw a circle and it shows as an ellipse. The original illustration software from Serif did this (before the days of Affinity).

 

Isodraw does this perfectly. It has much more functionality for the tech ill folks, and I am not expecting that from Affinity. Just the ability to draw on axis.

You can start at about the one minute mark. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4vH8E8YhNE

 

Another option would be to have scripting take care of the conversion of objects. I have done this for Illustrator and Coreldraw.

https://vimeo.com/208498149

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As stated, I was hoping to find something on actually drawing "on axis". Draw a square on axis and it shows as skewed. Draw a circle and it shows as an ellipse. The original illustration software from Serif did this (before the days of Affinity).

 

Affinity doesn't have an automatic feature to do this just yet. There's a thread here that explains how to do it manually - hopefully we'll add better support in the future.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×

Important Information

These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.