(mods, if this is irrelevant, feel free to remove)
Does anyone know if there are any plug-ins that are similar to the fit curve feature in glyphs?
I'm working on vector lettering that has a ridiculous amount of flourishes. As much I would prefer to do all the vector drawing in glyphs, I'm at this point in the project where it doesn't make sense to, but it's so much faster getting all my handles perfect in glyphs.
It is kind of shocking they'd do this. I guess not enough people are using Adobe's cloud. To be fair, the "cloud" documents are in a folder on your computer ("Creative Cloud Files") which syncs with the cloud. There's also a setting in Preferences under "File Handling" to change the default back to your computer.
(sorry for also going off-topic)
I'm a lot more obsessed with Harmonization these days, and its the one thing that annoys me about illustrator. Maybe it's because I'm mostly on a font editor when I'm drawing beziers, but to make handles and points consistent in illustrator is way too tedious, but often it absolutely makes no sense for me to be using Glyphs for non-type design aspects of my work.
I only save on the cloud when I'm going back and forth between my ipad and my mac.
Edit: To be honest, I've kind of been ignoring the Adobe Cloud, even though I have a ton of storage there as part of my Adobe account. I've just been playing around with it and it does look handy.
1. Select the path
2. In PathScribe Panel click "Select All Handles on Selected Paths"
3. The panel automatically turns to "handle mode". Set desired handle length under "Absolute Adjustments".
Also, I'm surprised how many people don't use the Fit Curve tool. It's probably the biggest time-saver for me in the entire process of making a font. I'm actually working on a Glyphs plugin that improves it. With a bit of extra math, the Fit Curve tool can be used to harmonize an entire glyph in one click, instead of applying different settings to different curve segments based on their size and their angle of rotation. It would depend on the design of the typeface, but for many typefaces it would nearly eliminate the need to adjust off-curve points, as long as your on-curve points are in the right positions.
There is a workaround for the general case, you first manually make handles 100% (touching each other) and then scale down by percentage (easy in the Path Scribe panel).