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Hello affinity community,


I wanna create a sun symbol with triangles as sunbeams. 

Is there a way to duplicate objects around the circle?


I found this video, but it describes the solution in illustrator.


Thanks for your help,



I am in need of such a tool, which could allow duplicating an object by rotating it around a selectable point a selectable amount of degrees. But as far as I know, there is no such tool (yet!) in Affinity Designer.


As a workaround, you could use the so-called "Power Duplicate Method". This means you should perform the following steps:


1. Create your first triangle;

2. Select it then press (on a Mac) cmd+J (Edit -> Duplicate). This would create a copy of the initial object, placed on top of it;

3. Select the duplicate, drag it and position it manually where you would want it to be;

4. Make sure you have this second object selected (the duplicate) and press cmd+J again (Edit -> Duplicate).


This would automatically produce another object as the first one, but placed following the rule you described when constructing the second.


See this short video for further clarification:


I'm somehow new to Affinity Designer myself, I hope I explained it clear enough. :)


Good luck!

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