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Is there a way to transform only selected nodes within a shape? I can select nodes, but I can't figure out how to scale, rotate, or skew them, though I can apply those functions to the entire shape.

 

In Photoshop (for example) I can select any number of nodes within a given shape, then hit Command-T to enter Free Transformation mode. From then on, any transforms will apply only to the nodes I had selected.

I've attached an example. I just want to know if this is (yet) possible in AD, as it's something I actually find myself doing quite regularly. (Apologies if I've missed something!)

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I'd like to see selected nodes that are scaleable, rotatable AND can use the alignment tools. Also, the ability to set the center point that the nodes translate about.

 

Absolutely agreed on all... erm... points. Basically, treat selected nodes like a class of objects in themselves, and allow me to transform and permute them likewise. Industry “standard” apps are a good reference point here. ;)

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This was something I brought up in a September 15th post  rotating, scaling selected nodes  would LOVE to see some development on this.  Also some sort of keyshort would help when you're zoomed in and the transform handles aren't accessible to have a way to rotate or scale or skew the whole shape if need be...

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This was a great feature within Freehand - which I AFAIK illy doesn't have  - would tie in well with affinities great focus on node level productivity and power.


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Just adding a +1 for this feature. As someone said, it is <ahem> a standard feature of most pro vector apps, & one of those things that there no simple workaround for....


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+1 here, as well! This was one of my favorite features in Fireworks (before "they who shall not be named" killed it), and I would love Affinity Designer to replace FW/IL/PS altogether, if possible.    ;)

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+1   Would love to see it working within Affinity Photo mesh deform  too.   It's already  the best of all mesh deforms available in image soft    but lucks  that feature badly.

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AD is pretty impressive already but switching from AI (for me) still requires a huge effort on the free transformations.

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Yes +1 from me.

 

I really like AD & AP & I'm using them more & more but they still need a lot more work. For quick fast web graphics I'm a Fireworks fan & still use it as my go-to app, but as adobe wreaked that along with other great software I would like to move to something new like AD. The people here seem cool & I like their philosophy.


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Thats aslo what I am looking for, similar on what i am asking about the node. And also for the AD and AP. Check out my post about:  Using NODE TOOLS as for DIRECT SELECTION TOOLS of ILLLY is buggy or what??

here is my video maybe you will encounter this also:

youtube.com/watch?v=yT5ILJt1RNE

youtube.com/watch?v=yIZqcs5CVgw

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