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  1. Got it! Sorry for missing that part. Why the extra key press though? If I choose to display the transform origin it’s because I want to use it.
  2. As in several other threads I'm trying to get the bounding box concept to work as Illustrators scale and rotate tools. In this side by side demo you see on the left that Designers "Transform origin" seems to be broken when working with nodes. It also shows that you cant use the bounding box transform if points are aligned. On the right side I'm using Illustrators scale and rotate tools to work on selected nodes. The tools work on everything, even on a single node, click to set origin and drag to transform. The Affinity transform bounding box could be tweaked to do this if the developers feel strongly against adding a dedicated scale tool. It would first of all need to respect the Transform Origin, secondly I need a proper bounding box so I can scale the node handles. scale points.mov
  3. This is getting very close to what I need. But you need to solve a problem. I love that I can scale the handles of points with the bounding box and the transform origin feature. But due to the nature of the bounding box you cant use it on points that are alined vertically or horizontally because the bounding box only have a dimension in one direction. While I don’t know if it would be a problem in other situations I suggest that the bounding box always has 4 corners and in those situations the corners are slightly offset in order to make them selectable.
  4. Claus

    Scale tool

    Thanks for supporting/moderating my request. Claus
  5. Claus

    Scale tool

    While advocating for a more general and versatile transform tool I'm going to throw in the idea of implementing this kind of gizmo in the attached video. This is kind of standard in 3d applications. You have move, scale and rotate handles coming out from the origin and you can position the origin and enter exact values for the transformations if needed. The screencast is made using SharkCad but you get the same in Rhino or Fusion 360. Scale points.mov
  6. Claus

    Scale tool

    You’re right, I confused it with using the bounding box transform on selected nodes. Sorry. Still need a solution for that though.
  7. Claus

    Scale tool

    I was referring to the Point transform tool, it's flawed. While it may work on some point configurations it's useless if the points you work on are aligned. Thevru asked for a proper transform tool and I simply try to examplify why it's needed.
  8. Claus

    Scale tool

    Ben, as I pointed out in this thread the point transform tool is basically broken. It will not work on selections that don’t have two dimensions, like two points on a curve that are aligned vertically or horizontally, the handles don’t show up. Claus
  9. Matt, I have attached a screen recording showing how I use scale and rotate in Illustrator to modify points. I press A or V for selection and S or R for scale or rotate. It's very effective. scale nodes.mov
  10. Is there any chance we will ever get a dedicated scale tool? I mean, select anything, objects or nodes, click to set origin and drag to scale (shift-drag to constrain proportionally). To me it’s industry standard. The current scaling options and the new node tool are interesting but limiting.
  11. The point transform tool is a nice addition but only scales proportionally and you have to use a node as a handle. Seems like a very specific use. Would it be an idea to make it work on nodes too, fewer tools to learn.
  12. Claus

    Scale tool

    Hi fde101, I appreciate all the input and suggestions. However I blame this on the general idea that we must dismiss all conventions and reinvent everything to prevent bloat. The first two things I tried when testing the app was to join curves like Illustrator (average and join) and scale control points (like on the video). In Designer it takes more steps to achieve. When you do this kind of vector work for 25 years it’s like playing the piano or driving a car. And it’s a bit like, well, for the sake of keeping our car simple you can only take left turns. And for sure, you can get anywhere you want to go even if you can only turn left, but you have to make a lot more turns and drive a lot more road.
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    Scale tool

    This is scaling nodes in Illustrator. I don't see a way to do this in Designer. Please educate me if I'm wrong. Node scaling.mov
  14. Claus

    Scale tool

    I was hoping for a dedicated scale tool in this version, like Illustrator I guess. I use the scale tool to symmetrically scale node handles or to scale a selection of nodes or curves with a custom center, click center and drag to scale. I don’t see that functionality here. I bought Photo and Designer hoping to replace Adobe’s apps but until these basic functions are in place it’s not possible. I know there is an ambition to reinvent everything but sometimes you just have to give people what they are used to. A dedicated scale tool would not have to replace the bounding box drag-to-scale feature but would be a supplement.
  15. BEFORE the end of august is actually today since tomorrow is THE end of august. Just sayin.
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