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Hi,

 

Say I stroke a closed shape with a Vector Brush (in Designer). 

There is always a gap at the terminal point.

 

Say you don't want the gap. No matter how you edit the brush's Properties

– including Head or Tail Offset, Overlap, Pull, etc., – 

there's always a gap at the closing node.

 

Is there a trick I don't know? (Besides opening the curve and tugging the end nodes for visual stroke overlap.)

 

Wouldn't visual vector-brush stroke closure be a desirable feature for some/many purposes?

¿Could this option be designed into Brush Properties, in a later A.D. update?

 

thanks in advance,

 

– pbass

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Hi pbass,

We are already aware of this issue. If you break the curve (the node) where the gap is located it may close the gap (depending on the brush). To do it select the Node Tool, select the node where the gap is located and press Break Curve from the Action section the context toolbar.

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Hi pbass,

We are already aware of this issue. If you break the curve (the node) where the gap is located it may close the gap (depending on the brush). To do it select the Node Tool, select the node where the gap is located and press Break Curve from the Action section the context toolbar.

Thanks MEB,

 

Glad to hear it's going to get looked at.

 

Yes, that Breaking-the-node does do something. It's kind of unpredictable, though. Once I've broken it, changing various Properties settings for the vector brush have different effects. 

Some give the opposite problem: "Crossover" – where the ends of the stroke stick out past the node a bit. Or weird amputation of the ends...

 

Attached is an example.

(To see just the stroke without the skeleton & nodes, but without deselecting, I just toggle Z or H...)

 

Just for fun, in the brushes 'Properties', try pressing 'Corners –>Fold'. :^D!

CloseGapExample_Designer_17Mar20_pbasswil.afdesign

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On 3/19/2017 at 9:30 PM, MEB said:

We are already aware of this issue. If you break the curve (the node) where the gap is located it may close the gap (depending on the brush). To do it select the Node Tool, select the node where the gap is located and press Break Curve from the Action section the context toolbar.

Hallo,

Leider bin auch ich ein Opfer dieses Fehlers geworden. Der Umweg über das Öffnen der Kurve ist sehr umständlich, und bei Verwendung einer breiten Kontur mit speziellen Pinseln mehr als unhandlich. Als Beispiel nenne ich hier ein Buntglasfenster. Das besteht aus 10 bis 50 oder noch mehr Glasfenstern, die durch einen Metallrahmen getrennt sind. So etwas in AD zu erstellen ist bei diesem Programmfehler schon schwierig, will man nachträglich die Konturbreite nur etwas verändern, wird es unmöglich bis unerträglich.
Bitte diesen Programmfehler möglichst in AD 1.9 beheben.

Hi,

Unfortunately, I have become a victim of this error. The detour via the opening of the curve is very cumbersome, and in the case of use of a wide contour with special brushes more than unwieldy. As an example, here is a stained glass window. This consists of 10 to 50 or even more-glass Windows, which are separated by a metal frame. To create it in the AD with is this bug is very difficult, if you want to subsequently change the contour width a little bit, it is impossible to unbearable. I hope, that Serif will fix this error, if possible, in AD 1.9.

Buntglasfenster.PNG

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39 minutes ago, anon2 said:

Problem for us is that there is more money to be made from new features and new products.

Verständlich. Doch wenn die vorhandenen Werkzeuge nicht ausreichend gut funktionieren, werden Nutzer lieber ein anderes Programm verwenden, das nicht solche Schwächen und Fehler hat.

Understandable. But if the existing tools do not work sufficiently well, users will prefer to use another program that does not have such weaknesses and bugs.

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30 minutes ago, SunRiseMoon said:

Understandable. But if the existing tools do not work sufficiently well, users will prefer to use another program that does not have such weaknesses and bugs.

Maybe Serif will put more emphasis on bug fixes and UX after a few more years of the present business strategy.

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18 minutes ago, anon2 said:

Maybe Serif will put more emphasis on bug fixes and UX after a few more years of the present business strategy.

Da gibt es doch eine Firma, deren Flugzeuge nicht mehr fliegen dürfen, nicht wahr?
Man muss eben auch auch drängende Fehler rasch reagieren, auch einfache Wünsche implementieren. Angeblich soll ja in Version 1.9 auch das Speichern mehrerer Arbeitsbereiche möglich sein, auch das wurde von Nutzern gewünscht.
Es muss eine Ausgewogenheit von Behebung von Fehlern und der Erweiterung des Funktionsumfangs bestehen. Man kann nicht in ein paar Jahren den Vorsprung von einigen Jahrzehnten aufholen, zumindest kaum bei 3 Programmen und 2 oder gar 3 verschiedenen Plattformen. Wenn die Stabilität und Qualität nicht stimmen, verliert man mehr als man in doch sehr kurzer Zeit gewonnen hat.

There's a company whose planes are no longer allowed to fly, isn't it?
You also have to react quickly to urgent mistakes and implement even simple wishes. Supposedly, version 1.9 is supposed to be able to save multiple workspaces, which was also requested by users.
There has to be a balance between bug fixing and the extension of the functional range. One cannot catch up in a few years the lead of some decades, at least hardly with 3 programs and 2 or even 3 different platforms. If the stability and quality is not right, you lose more than you gained in a very short time.

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3 minutes ago, SunRiseMoon said:

Da gibt es doch eine Firma, deren Flugzeuge nicht mehr fliegen dürfen, nicht wahr?
Man muss eben auch auch drängende Fehler rasch reagieren, auch einfache Wünsche implementieren. Angeblich soll ja in Version 1.9 auch das Speichern mehrerer Arbeitsbereiche möglich sein, auch das wurde von Nutzern gewünscht.
Es muss eine Ausgewogenheit von Behebung von Fehlern und der Erweiterung des Funktionsumfangs bestehen. Man kann nicht in ein paar Jahren den Vorsprung von einigen Jahrzehnten aufholen, zumindest kaum bei 3 Programmen und 2 oder gar 3 verschiedenen Plattformen. Wenn die Stabilität und Qualität nicht stimmen, verliert man mehr als man in doch sehr kurzer Zeit gewonnen hat.

There's a company whose planes are no longer allowed to fly, isn't it?
You also have to react quickly to urgent mistakes and implement even simple wishes. Supposedly, version 1.9 is supposed to be able to save multiple workspaces, which was also requested by users.
There has to be a balance between bug fixing and the extension of the functional range. One cannot catch up in a few years the lead of some decades, at least hardly with 3 programs and 2 or even 3 different platforms. If the stability and quality is not right, you lose more than you gained in a very short time.

Yes, it's a very difficult balancing act and only time can tell whether Serif are making good decisions for the future of the Affinity products and the Serif company.

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40 minutes ago, artemesia66 said:

It seems like it would be an easy fix: >If shape is closed, then no head or tail.

Nur sind leider die geschlossenen Kurven das Problem. Man muss nur als Kontur einen Pinsel nehmen, und schon geht alles schief.😁
Alle betroffenen hoffen auf die Version 1.9.

Unfortunately, the closed curves are the problem. You just have to take a brush as a stroke and everything goes wrong.
All concerned hope for version 1.9.

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