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Please add to ADesigner something like the amazing Symmetry Tool from CorelDRAW (and Adobe illustrator), that allows to create all kinds of shapes and lines in a symmetrical pattern easley and instantly.

(In AD its only for "brushes" in the "pixel persona")

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Thanks.

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Radial symmetry, &  mirror symmetry are 2 of the simplest symmetries. A professional level design program should allow design work in all 17 wall paper groups. Even free java applets (for example  2 versions of "Escher Sketch") on the internet can do this. And long ago plugins for photoshop (Terazzo & Kai's Power Tools) had a filter that allowed this with images, with a live preview. So although it sounds complicated good programmers do such things just for kicks. Later an overpriced, clunky plug in was made for A illustrator, that did this called "Symmetry Works". And now there is a consumer level app on ipad, for play purposes that also works with all the symmetry groups. (  http://science-to-touch.com/en/iOrnament.html  )  ( https://eschersket.ch/ and  http://levskaya.github.io/eschersketch/   and  http://skuld.bmsc.washington.edu/~merritt/bc530/local_copies/escher/ )

To make the program useful for whole other markets: textile designers, etc., this is an essential functionality. To differentiate Affinity designer from the rest of the pack, implementing this well, could easily  be another great step.

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In other snooze...  CorelDRAW is available on the Mac again for the first time in nearly 2 decades.  It is only 5 times the price of Affinity Designer + Photo (it also includes PhotoPaint and AfterShot, along with a font manager).

 

14 hours ago, ROYGBV said:

That appears to be bitmap also, not vector.

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SusanB - You can use symbols to get interesting symmetry with vector lines and shapes.

Not as intuitive as a dedicated tool, but very useful none the less.

https://graphicheck.com/Affinity-Designer-MockUp-Template


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more here

http://xahlee.info/math_software/tilings.html

and going back to 1992

http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/software/tilings/TilingSoftware.html

so really not that exotic, some were even for kids as well as adults.

and Kai's power tools did both some tiling as well as fractals, (without user needing math) & many other very cool effects.

https://www.lifewire.com/kai-power-tools-and-kpt-vector-effects-1702842

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kai's_Power_Tools

it remains to be seen how imaginative Affinity will be once they have achieved their goal of being a serious contender.

meanwhile Kai Krause continues to innovate

http://www.fract.al/about

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