Affinity Designer is a great tool for illustrators and designers. Really good news for Windows users but especially for the industry.
I'm sure designers using Windows will be thrilled. Both of them ;)
I really can't overstate my full gratitude for this awesome release. I have mentioned here before that I do UI design for VR use cases, and the major VR systems (Vive and Oculus) only run on Windows PCs at the moment which locks the entire VRUI community into Adobe, basically, for any flat UI work. I've sinced moved to a Windows workstation full-time and have been missing the massive library of design tools I left behind.
So thanks!!! to Serif and their Affinity team for putting effort into Windows.
I’m a bit late to the VR party. Where should I be looking for
- the best examples of VR interface work,
- demos of new UI concepts enabled by VR, and
- resources to get started in UI prototyping for VR?
Hey Daniel, I think that would be useful for you and the community if you start a New Story with the title "Ask DN: Your question about VR"
Great news for windows users. Downloading. Thanks for sharing Ashley
And at a great time with the 1.5 release being so awesome for UI work. Keep going! You guys rock.
Awesome share. I've wanted to try this out for a while. Glad I get to while helping squish some bugs!
Good to see design software come to Windows users. I've always had a keen eye on Affinity Designer because they make a great distinction between pixel and vector work, which is awesome. Many other design tools just focus on vector work, which I don't agree with at all.
That said though, from testing it today I found the performance to be quite poor even with only a few layers. That's kind of an instant turn off for me, since it was actually slower than Photoshop. Perhaps I'm missing drivers or something, so if someone could also talk about their experience in this regard, that would be helpful.
By performance issues I mean stuff like moving layers around on the artboard. There is a significant framerate issue when moving layers about or using the transparency tool for big gradients for example.
That sounds like some kind of bug/issue with your particular graphics card or something similar. The devs will need to get to the bottom of it - would be great if you could post this on the forum to help them out?
Slower than Photoshop, that's even possible?
I really liked Affinity Designer. For illustration and design icons is just great tool! And thx from Windows user.
Great news for Windows users :) As a first impression, Affinity Designer introduces some really needed functions for web design and vector drawing - like 'constraints' or 'symbols'. Short feature intro here: https://www.polydraw.com/blog/affinity-on-windows.