Repeat last action (like Ctrl/Cmd+D)
The Repeat Last Action (cmd+D) is missing from iPad app, it is a very useful repeat option that quickly repeats based on last duplication action.
Can’t agree more. The current/growing ‘repeat section’ with mirror, grid, radial and blend is adding great functionality, especially with the recent shape transform.
However, the very basic transform/duplicate repeat is still missing
Think about this scenario, if we create a circle, change its pívot, rotate it, change its pívot, scale it and move it in space - and, we need to repeat this action more than once, there is currently no way to do this with AI on iPad. This is a very common scenario on a daily basis with pretty much any piece of artwork
We need tools that help us to create organic art, moving away from repeated “computerise” generated patterns. Organic forms are characterised by random forms not linear
Repeat last action may be the most usable feature provided by computers following the undo/redo and copy/paste..
When combined with the power of transforming the object (move, scale, distort, skew, perspective, warp, etc) when duplicating this object, the power of this action becomes unlimited - including generating random transformations to create unlimited organic forms in no time
The ice on the cake would come from adding the possibility of randomise the transforming parameters within a particular range. For example move pívot randomly +/- 5 pixels, scale object in x only by +10%, move the object 15 pixels in and randomly from 5 to 25 pixels in y, move agin its pivot to the top/right corner and rotate clockwise 10 degrees
Instantly Adobe Illustrator for iPad would become a top tool not only for designers, also for motion graphics artist worldwide
Want it even better?, how about incorporating the option of adding variables like Adobe after effects?
Hey there rain cyrax, can’t agree more. There is another threat with this same idea, perhaps you can shift your vote to it to help us. Cheers
rain cyrax commented
Repeat last action like ctrl + d on desktop version