Jump to content
TomFulery

Envelope warping, object-distort, perspective tool or fisheye tool?

Recommended Posts

Hi adgr,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
Regarding the roadmap, Serif tried to be more transparent/open about the development plans from the beginning however some users had trouble understanding/accepting the (inevitable) changes and delays that happen along the process and so we end up removing it to avoid causing false expectations. We still do provide information about new features/changes (refer to the logs published along the Beta builds) and a Customer Beta (available to all customers which can be downloaded from the Beta section in our Forums) so users can try them and provide feedback while they are still being worked/in development. Occasionally some developers also announce/demo some new features in the Forums.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, jgarza said:

... use XARA Designer PRO - it not as pretty but has better color management and tools -AND vector distort / envelope.

Xara applications ARE NOT color managed in any way, shape or form. 

Color management has been a request for at least 20 years, though...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, MikeW said:

Xara applications ARE NOT color managed in any way, shape or form. 

Color management has been a request for at least 20 years, though...

Xara is old wine sold in old bottles by cheap salesmen.


I gave up using Designer for hobby use - a "professional" vector drawing program without actual vector features. Customers waiting for five years in vain is more than any company can ask for. Maybe if Affinity Designer 2.0 gets real and advanced vector features I can use it. Until then... I am a customer, a potential upgrader and an active observer with an opinion. Currently I am slowly finishing a project I started in Designer.

Further... give up and please hire an UX (usability designer), Serif. It is how professional software is made in this century.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, Jowday said:

Xara is old wine sold in old bottles by cheap salesmen.

Maybe. But I keep it current. It's been my daily driver for a very long time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, MikeW said:

Maybe. But I keep it current. It's been my daily driver for a very long time.

For good reasons, yes. But it is ending its career like PageStream. Could have been much more today.


I gave up using Designer for hobby use - a "professional" vector drawing program without actual vector features. Customers waiting for five years in vain is more than any company can ask for. Maybe if Affinity Designer 2.0 gets real and advanced vector features I can use it. Until then... I am a customer, a potential upgrader and an active observer with an opinion. Currently I am slowly finishing a project I started in Designer.

Further... give up and please hire an UX (usability designer), Serif. It is how professional software is made in this century.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, Jowday said:

For good reasons, yes. But it is ending its career like PageStream. Could have been much more today.

Yes. It always could have been a better, fuller application than it is. I blame the Moirs. It seems they got bored at some point. 

But until it does not do my relatively simple needs as fast as it does, I don't need to switch. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

HEELLOOOO ????

Is anyone from Affinity EVER looking at what people say in the forum? There have been soo many requests for important features and sooo many suggestion about how to make Affinity apps more professional (specially all the bad GUI behaviour), and NONE of it has ever been addressed by Affinity since it first became officially launched.

AND A DISTORT TOOL for AfDesigner is certainly in the top position. NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE ABOUT IT!!

What does this mean? Is Affinity dead already?????? Or are they just waiting for the big check from Adobe????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
28 minutes ago, Thomahawk said:

HEELLOOOO ????

Hello @Thomahawk,

can I point you to a post by @MEB at the top of this very page. This is a representative of Serif and a proof that the company is monitoring this forum:

In case you did not see it, it has been explained several times that Serif staff only very occasionally responds to suggestions made here in this forum section. It also has been explained that certain features take their time to implement.
Yelling at them using extra big letters does not speed up anything.

Cheers,
d.


Affinity Designer 1.8.5 (beta 1.9.0.820)   |   Affinity Photo 1.8.5 (beta 1.9.0.820)   |   Affinity Publisher 1.8.5 (beta 1.9.0.822)
Affinity Designer for iPad 1.8.4   |   Affinity Photo for iPad 1.8.4

Windows 10 (1809) 64-bit - Core i7 - 16GB - Intel HD Graphics 4600 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
iPad pro 9.7" + Apple Pencil

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/10/2020 at 9:57 AM, Thomahawk said:

HEELLOOOO ????

Is anyone from Affinity EVER looking at what people say in the forum? There have been soo many requests for important features and sooo many suggestion about how to make Affinity apps more professional (specially all the bad GUI behaviour), and NONE of it has ever been addressed by Affinity since it first became officially launched.

AND A DISTORT TOOL for AfDesigner is certainly in the top position. NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE ABOUT IT!!

What does this mean? Is Affinity dead already?????? Or are they just waiting for the big check from Adobe????

Right now, I am hoping for the 2.0 update in the future. Probably many of the requested features (not just for the Designer, but also Photo and APub) will be implemented in the 2. generation. It needs to be a big release because we will need to buy a new licence. Also, should not forget the fact, that Affinity is still the first generation software and as it is hard to say, it is not mature yet. Anyway, wish them good luck, even though there are missing features, performance of the apps is stellar and promising :)


[MAC OS 10.15.6, MacBook Pro Late 2013, 15-inch, 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3, 500GB SSD]

Affinity Publisher 1.8.4, Affinity Designer 1.8.4, Affinity Photo 1.8.4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think perhaps if it takes too long to implement all these separate features, why not open an API or allow for plug-ins so some other developers out there could extend it? Yes this will take development time itself, but hopefully then can leverage other developers out there

Sure there is some complexity to warp tools, but even if some bits could be release and others later. About to check the beta in the hope something is there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Thurstan said:

About to check the beta in the hope something is there.

Hi @Thurstan,

there is currently no new beta version available. It is most likely that we will see new betas of the upcoming version 1.9.x cycle but it is not known when they become available.

d.


Affinity Designer 1.8.5 (beta 1.9.0.820)   |   Affinity Photo 1.8.5 (beta 1.9.0.820)   |   Affinity Publisher 1.8.5 (beta 1.9.0.822)
Affinity Designer for iPad 1.8.4   |   Affinity Photo for iPad 1.8.4

Windows 10 (1809) 64-bit - Core i7 - 16GB - Intel HD Graphics 4600 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
iPad pro 9.7" + Apple Pencil

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, dominik said:

Hi @Thurstan,

there is currently no new beta version available. It is most likely that we will see new betas of the upcoming version 1.9.x cycle but it is not known when they become available.

d.

Odds are that we will be seeing the first Beta available in the next few weeks. Last year we had the 1.8 Beta appear in the last quarter after 1.7 had been released very early in 2019. With 1.8 officially being wrapped up and 1.9 already having lots of teasers earlier in the year, we will for certain be seeing a Beta at least before the year has ended and before Christmas when the devs are away during the holidays (like last year).

What is odd however is that one of the devs all the way back in April said that the 1.9 Beta would be released "within the next few weeks" when he announced several 1.9 features as being confirmed. Now it's been several months since then. Maybe the Corona Virus deal delayed things, or did they change priorities by adding additional patches to the 1.8 series? The 1.8.x releases did bring a lot of nice updates like the vastly improved high precision tablet input APIs, so at least I have high hopes for 1.9.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Frozen Death Knight I hope you're right about 1.9 beta being around the corner. The china virus pandemic and subsequent working from home has no doubt slowed the progress. What teasers have you found so far? I saw Affinity's version of offset-path demonstrated on twitter more than a year ago, and someone recently mentioned "select-same-as" was also planned for 1.9. Have you seen others?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, Boldlinedesign said:

@Frozen Death Knight I hope you're right about 1.9 beta being around the corner. The china virus pandemic and subsequent working from home has no doubt slowed the progress. What teasers have you found so far? I saw Affinity's version of offset-path demonstrated on twitter more than a year ago, and someone recently mentioned "select-same-as" was also planned for 1.9. Have you seen others?

Here are some links.

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Frozen Death Knight said:

or did they change priorities by adding additional patches to the 1.8 series?

I agree with your estimation that new betas will arrive in not too long time. But keep in mind that they are working on Publisher on iPad and I assume this takes another big effort.

d.


Affinity Designer 1.8.5 (beta 1.9.0.820)   |   Affinity Photo 1.8.5 (beta 1.9.0.820)   |   Affinity Publisher 1.8.5 (beta 1.9.0.822)
Affinity Designer for iPad 1.8.4   |   Affinity Photo for iPad 1.8.4

Windows 10 (1809) 64-bit - Core i7 - 16GB - Intel HD Graphics 4600 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
iPad pro 9.7" + Apple Pencil

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, dominik said:

I agree with your estimation that new betas will arrive in not too long time. But keep in mind that they are working on Publisher on iPad and I assume this takes another big effort.

d.

Sure, but based off of what info I have gathered, we will not be seeing a Publisher Beta for iPad when 1.9 arrives. Pretty sure the devs would have said something that confirms Publisher for iPad at this point if they had it ready for open user testing. A 1.10 release is more likely if they manage to solve whatever problems they're having with porting it over by next year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Frozen Death Knight said:

Sure, but based off of what info I have gathered, we will not be seeing a Publisher Beta for iPad when 1.9 arrives.

Oh, I didn't mean that APup on iPad is part of the 1.9.x cycle. This is something I really don't know. I just think it keeps them quite busy in general and this might be one of the reasons why the next betas may take a little more time to show up. OTOH there are seperate teams per software, if I recall correctly...

d.


Affinity Designer 1.8.5 (beta 1.9.0.820)   |   Affinity Photo 1.8.5 (beta 1.9.0.820)   |   Affinity Publisher 1.8.5 (beta 1.9.0.822)
Affinity Designer for iPad 1.8.4   |   Affinity Photo for iPad 1.8.4

Windows 10 (1809) 64-bit - Core i7 - 16GB - Intel HD Graphics 4600 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
iPad pro 9.7" + Apple Pencil

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note the Annual Company Closure section in the Terms of Use. 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.