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I understand that AF Designer's node Transform Mode allows one to select the bottom two nodes of a simple rectangle and distort the shape to suggest 1-point perspective (see illustration below), but this does not appear to work for circles and other complex shapes.

In Adobe Illustrator, one can use the Transform tool plus keyboard modifiers to transform any shape and related nodes into 1-point perspective. (See the video below, and note how the left and right nodes of the circle and their control handles are repositioned and redirected to achieve correct perspective for the shape.)

Am I missing something in AF Designer? Is it actually possible to transform any vector shape in perspective?

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Holding the command key in transform node resizes around the center.  All it is doing is scaling the group of selected nodes while keeping them centered above the other ones.

Circles transformed to curves have four points: top, bottom, left and right.  What nodes would you select in order to get that effect?

Even if you add nodes, you are still basically manipulating a circle, and scaling those nodes won't have the same effect that scaling the nodes of a rectangle does.

I believe for what you are trying to do you would need mesh distortion, which is not currently available in Affinity Designer.

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Designer really needs this tool and also the envelope tool (like in DrawPlus). I use these a lot for text. Please Affinity?


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2 hours ago, fde101 said:

It is on the roadmap, so it will be coming, we just don't know when (other than that it will be sometime before version 2.0):


Thank you for that :)

 

 


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2 hours ago, studio97 said:

I try to shape text, but can't find a solution for this in Designer?

If you need a solution for this while waiting for this to show up in Designer and you do not already have a program that will do it, you might want to check out Art Text - it is inexpensive and you can use it to shape text then save the output as a (raster) image that you can then bring into the Affinity products.   https://text.design/art-text/

Note that link is for the Mac version - I think an older version of it (version 2 as opposed to 3) is available for Windows if you search around that site for it a bit.

 

That said, it will obviously be much nicer when we can do these things from right inside of Affinity Designer, but if you need something in the interim, that is one potential option that is out there.

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2 hours ago, MEB said:

Hi studio97,
Currently there aren't (vector) perspective nor mesh warp distortion tools in Designer. Only Affinity Photo have them (raster based distortion tools, that is).

Will this come, because its a basic need for a designer.?

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