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Offline RegeTopic starter

Place objects along a curve.
« on: July 05, 2019, 01:47:43 PM »
I recently discovered something on the official forum that I didn't know, maybe it's new, it's the possibility to position objects on a curve, like the text.
Previously, to place stars or small circles along a curve, for example, it was necessary to use a font with these glyphs.
With this new method we can now place any object on a curve without being dependent on a font.
I made a mini tutorial, I hope it will be explicit enough. I used scribbles that I drew, except for the cog and the cat. The objects could of course have been all the same.
A "Blend Tool" would be welcome to quickly create a large number of similar objects, even if "Ctrl + J" is already very useful.
Have a good time!
Windows 10 ; Affinity Designer

Offline Teejay

Re: Place objects along a curve.
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2019, 12:53:40 AM »
 :wow2:  :yes01: :yes01: :yes01:

i will be back shortly
awesome little tutorial rege

Offline Teejay

Re: Place objects along a curve.
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2019, 01:59:22 AM »
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

i LOVE it

Offline RegeTopic starter

Re: Place objects along a curve.
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2019, 02:21:26 AM »
 :praise70: Teejay, this drawing is really superb, you have implemented this new possibility with brio!  :praise24:  :praise35:  :thumb3:
Windows 10 ; Affinity Designer

Offline Grethe

Re: Place objects along a curve.
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2019, 04:26:53 AM »
 WOW I'm going to play with this later! Thank you a lot for writing this. Looks clear enough too!  :thumb3: :thumb3:

Offline Grethe

Re: Place objects along a curve.
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2019, 04:27:20 AM »
 :praise62: Teejay! You got the idea instantly!  :yeah:

Offline Linda2

Re: Place objects along a curve.
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2019, 06:10:29 AM »
What a fantastic tutorial Rege!  You are amazing.  Teejay, you so did this one right....those little owls are perfect for using this technique! 

added:
I am thick as two boards sometimes , so it took me several tries to get the hang of it.  I persevered however and got it to work with these little goats I dashed out.  Still didn't quite get the character manipulations you described  but I suspect that may be because this was not a font....anyway....I did it.

 You have been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved.

Offline RegeTopic starter

Re: Place objects along a curve.
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2019, 05:36:00 PM »
 :thumb3: Your sheep are very cute Linda and well placed on the hill.
I certainly wasn't clear enough with this mini tutorial if you had any difficulties. :sad:
In general I don't like to make video tutorials because my computer doesn't like it, so AD tends to freeze at times.... :madbeatcomp:
I have nevertheless made you a short video which, I hope, will be clearer than the pdf, forgive me for its quality.
Windows 10 ; Affinity Designer

Offline Linda2

Re: Place objects along a curve.
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2019, 07:59:50 PM »
How nice Rege!!  Thank you for doing this.   :praise08: :bow:

 You have been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved.

 


Keep on smiling! It will make people wonder what you're up to!! :)