I just purchased Affinity Designer for Windows and really love play around with this software. Today I will show you quick design tutorial using Affinity Designer .
We will make flat isometric block like Minecraft block with Afinity Designer. Sure this is not totally like Minecraft block , they are popular, maybe their arts are far better than what we will did in this tutorial. But , no problem, we can make this simple.
Well, you will need basic skill of vector designing , like how to draw line and coloring your design 😜. Don't worry, it's very easy. And , sure you will need software editor , we will use Affinity Designer in this tutorial as the main title. However, you can also use Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape or what you have in your computer , if you like, because I think, the method will little bit similar .
Let's get started !.
1. Start New Project and Setting Grid
We will make 3D designs... No, no.. I am sorry, we will make 2D designs that look like 3D. So, start new project and setting the grid view to Isometric. But, I prefer use Triangular grid. To do that, just go to View > (check) Show Grid or press Ctrl +' . With this command allow you to show the grid on workspace Then, we go to View > Grid and Axis Manager , and we will set the grid details here. Un-check Use automatic grid , click Advance.
Choose Grid Type : to Triangular ( or Isometric if you like Isometric ) .
I recently set the grid detail value bellow
- Spacing : 64 px ( Spacing size between major grid )
- Division : 8 ( 8 divider in single major grid. 64 px / 8 = 8 px per minor grid )
- Gutter : 0 px (space between major grid)
2. Excellent , Now You Ready to Draw Your
I think this is the most difficult part in this tutorial , but we will using this tiny snapping grid item to make this mission run smoothly. If you cannot find this item in your inventory , just go to View > Snapping Manager . Please check Enable Snapping and all the box snapping options in there. Next we start to draw 3D box line using Pen Tool like this image bellow. Please don't drag when draw the line using Pen Tool .Simply just click the corner of triangular grid from start to finish, until you found the object shape that you like.
download it , by clicking the button bellow. 🍕 ( with price of snack for the artist )
Please like and share . Thank you for all your support ! . Have a nice day. Again , I am sorry for my bad English, If there are any word that you dislike please forgive me. 😊