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I can rotate an object from his center.

 

I can rotate an object from one of his corners in the "moving window", by taking it from the opposite corner with the Ctrl key clicked.

 

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But, how can be an object be rotated from another point (axis)?

 

 

P.S: The same with scaling (although I think at the moment, no object can't be scaled from his center)

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Cool request for rotating using an external point.

Regarding scaling an object from its center, you can do that already: press Shift+Cmd while dragging from one of the corners.

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Sorry to keep banging on about Serif Draw, but when you highlight an object in SD there is a point marked in the centre of the object around which the object will rotate.

 

This point can be dragged anywhere and the object will rotate around its new position. 

 

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Is this a planned feature (or one that already exists that I have not found)?

 

Thanks.

 

RPJ 

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This is planned but we still need to find a nice way to do it. I don't like the rotation centre always shown as users trying to move objects often drag the rotation centre by mistake.

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Thanks Tony,

 

Yes, it's very annoying. I suppose a modifier key is the obvious answer...

 

...but which one, there are soo many to choose from :-)

 

 

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Could make the rotation centre visible after a hover over the rotation lollipop? A modifier key could be quicker though.

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I also thing that a modifier key is the obvious solution.

What I think it would be best is to always show the pivot point but it can only be moved if a modifier key is pressed.

That way, even if the user drags the object hitting the pivot point, the object simply gets dragged.

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Agree that the pivot point can be a pain when moved by mistake - but I'd prefer it to be there than to have no option at all.

The modifier key might be an option.

 

As you said Rui - if the handles and pivot point  appeared when a modifier key was pressed - then disappeared (or reduced in size) when released that might be a solution.

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Could make the rotation centre visible after a hover over the rotation lollipop?

That's what Serif PagePlus does and I think it works well there. I wouldn't want it always visible (even if non-moveable) because it obscures the object.

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That's what Serif PagePlus does and I think it works well there. I wouldn't want it always visible (even if non-moveable) because it obscures the object.

 

Ha! Thought I'd thought of it! :) How quickly things slip when not using a tool all the time!

 

After taking a look, it's visible in PagePlus after a lollipop hover then disappears when the cursor moves; is movable after a lollipop click.

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I too want a movable anchor for rotation around an arbitrary point, accidental clicks are nowhere near as problematic as being unable to accurately rotate objects relative to each other using careful anchor placement.

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I also thing that a modifier key is the obvious solution.

What I think it would be best is to always show the pivot point but it can only be moved if a modifier key is pressed.

That way, even if the user drags the object hitting the pivot point, the object simply gets dragged.

 

I think it's the best option, moving the modifier only by pressing a key.

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I'm also very happy to read that you are thinking about how to implement this.  I'm currently trying to add radial marker lines to the faces of dials - and getting very bogged down in lots of tricky manual positioning.  

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