I am wondering how I can edit a 2D-image, and map it to a 3D-image using Affinity Designer. As an example, I want to use the same technique as they do when editing the box in this video: https://vimeo.com/macaffinity/designer from 1:09.
I have tried to create a separate file for the 2D-image, and another file to create a box, and then embed the 2D-image file onto the 3D-image (using the place image tool), adjusting rotation, skew and size of the embedded image to fit one of the sides of the box. This works for one of the sides, but I do not know how to do the other sides of the box as well. I tried to embed the same image three times, but then live editing the original file did not work for all three sides, only one.
Ok – so I had played with this a while back (see my testing image below) so I can tell you that this is a workflow using BOTH Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo.. You create basic document, including symbols, in Designer, open in in Photo, make your perspective warps there onto your box image, file>Place-ing the Designer files, then if you choose to edit the embedded document, Designer opens and you’ve got live connectivity as shown in that promo video clip.
See the linked thread below for more details.
FWIW: as Affinity Designer and Photo can open each other’s files, you can also use that as a workflow.