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Metal Acceleration and Styles Bug in MAS Photo 1.6 and Beta 1.6.7

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I’ve noticed that with some, but not all, third party Styles that I have installed in Affinity Photo that they can display incorrectly in the latest v1.6 releases.
The culprit seems to be Metal Acceleration, as turning it Off corrects the issue.
The screenshots show how things should look and how they look with Metal Acceleration turned On with effected Styles.

As you can see it’s a mess! Also the thumbnail cogs in the Styles panel of any of the effected Styles change to square thumbnails.
The affected styles in my screenshot are;
Metal Styles, Fire Styles, Grunge Rust Textures.MetalComputeAccelerationOff.thumb.png.4fa29182e0e948d98151c8d8da61b201.pngMetalComputeAccelerationOn.thumb.png.af7d847e39dab2811c66400968d66589.png5a15b47e3eba0_ScreenShot2017-11-22at11_19_06.thumb.png.5b73499ef3994b40d34e8bc3f4a9f2e8.png

 


macOS 10.14.5 ~ 15" Macbook Pro, 2017 ~ 4 Core i7 3.1GHz CPU ~ Radeon Pro 555 2GB GPU + Integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 1.536GB ~ 16GB RAM ~ Wacom Intuos4 M

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Those three style categories are all from @v_kyr:

 

 


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Affinity Designer 1.7.0.367 • Affinity Photo 1.7.0.367 • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.7.0.135 • Affinity Designer for iPad 1.7.0.9 • iOS 12.3.1 (iPad Air 2)

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...The culprit seems to be Metal Acceleration, as turning it Off corrects the issue...

Can't check this, since I have only AD here on my side and further an older iMac running El Capitan without Metal Acceleration GPU capabilities. - However, under my AD installment (...where these styles have been once created with AD v1.5) things look still Ok with AD v1.6 and OpenGL.

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☛ Affinity Designer 1.7.0 ◆ Affinity Photo 1.7.0 ◆ OSX El Capitan

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On 11/23/2017 at 0:25 PM, MEB said:

Hi markw,

Do you mind uploading the .afdesign files being shown on your screenshots using this link please?

Thank you.

Hi MEB,
Sorry for the delay replying.
Just to reiterate, all Styles display as they should in Designer. As it has no option for turning Metal Acceleration On/Off like Photo dose, I assume Designer dose not use any acceleration and hence why I only see the problem in Photo.
I don’t have my work Mac with me right now but hopefully can upload the relevant files to you tomorrow sometime.


macOS 10.14.5 ~ 15" Macbook Pro, 2017 ~ 4 Core i7 3.1GHz CPU ~ Radeon Pro 555 2GB GPU + Integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 1.536GB ~ 16GB RAM ~ Wacom Intuos4 M

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On 11/23/2017 at 0:25 PM, MEB said:

Hi markw,

Do you mind uploading the .afdesign files being shown on your screenshots using this link please?

Thank you.

Hello again MEB,

Files uploaded. Hope they help.


macOS 10.14.5 ~ 15" Macbook Pro, 2017 ~ 4 Core i7 3.1GHz CPU ~ Radeon Pro 555 2GB GPU + Integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 1.536GB ~ 16GB RAM ~ Wacom Intuos4 M

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Just wondering if there's any more news on this?


macOS 10.14.5 ~ 15" Macbook Pro, 2017 ~ 4 Core i7 3.1GHz CPU ~ Radeon Pro 555 2GB GPU + Integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 1.536GB ~ 16GB RAM ~ Wacom Intuos4 M

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Is the reported bug still unresolved? :/


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Affinity Designer 1.7.0.367 • Affinity Photo 1.7.0.367 • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.7.0.135 • Affinity Designer for iPad 1.7.0.9 • iOS 12.3.1 (iPad Air 2)

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Hi Alfred, yes it was fixed some time back.

Are you seeing it happening again?


macOS 10.14.5 ~ 15" Macbook Pro, 2017 ~ 4 Core i7 3.1GHz CPU ~ Radeon Pro 555 2GB GPU + Integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 1.536GB ~ 16GB RAM ~ Wacom Intuos4 M

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9 minutes ago, markw said:

Hi Alfred, yes it was fixed some time back.

 Are you seeing it happening again?

Thanks for your reply, Mark. I’m on Windows, so I’ve never seen the issue! I was brought back to this thread by a ‘Like’ notification, and when I got here I found your unanswered post from December 2017, asking if there was any more news.


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Affinity Photo for iPad 1.7.0.135 • Affinity Designer for iPad 1.7.0.9 • iOS 12.3.1 (iPad Air 2)

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