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The swash is interfering with the graphic. I would like to take all the selected nodes and first move them as a group and then go back and tweak their placement. So far I have been unable to find a way to move them as a group. 

Is there a way to do this?

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Sig

 

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Hi, SigsCreations

 

With the nodes selected, either just position the cursor on one, and drag to where you want. Or use the arrow keys to nudge them.

 

But why not just tweak them where they are?


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It was more work to tweak each individually since it kept changing the width of the shape. If it was a true line - that would have worked but this is a shape and so I had both sides to deal with.

Just highlighting a bunch and then trying to move by clicking and dragging would only move the one the cursor was on and not the group.

 

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Don't know what you are doing, but attached is a quick screen grab:

 

NodeMove.m4v


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that is what I was expecting to happen but it didn't

no matter how many times I tried, it would just move one node.

Oh well. will try again later. Now I am arguing with the program because it did exactly what I wanted and what I expected the first time, now I need to repeat the technique and the program just will not do it.. Maybe I just need to restart it. It is getting extremely slow.

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Hi Sigs, yeah you should be able to select individual nodes with the node selection tool and move them by grabbing one of the selected nodes and all of the others that you selected at the same time will move. My issue is the inability currently to scale them or rotate them or align them. I am hoping this will get addressed eventually as it's kind of a fundamental missing feature at present...

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" My issue is the inability currently to scale them or rotate them or align them"

 

Align them automatically, not available. Rotate and scale, yes. To wit:

 

NodeManip.m4v


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On 11/26/2017 at 10:51 AM, gdenby said:

Don't know what you are doing, but attached is a quick screen grab:

 

NodeMove.m4v

This is also what I expect but won't work for me. I can nudge with arrows but that is way too abrupt and uncontrollable. I need to drag as you demonstrate in the video. If I do this, only one node moves. (again, I use white arrow, tripple click to activate nodes, drag/select a handful of adjacent nodes, but then when I drag, only one node moved eventhough the group is still selected (or at least highlighted).

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2 hours ago, stinkykong said:

This is also what I expect but won't work for me.

After selecting the nodes you want to move, you must be careful to position the Node tool's pointer on one of the selected nodes (so it turns black), & then click & drag in one action.


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You may be clicking on a handle to a node not the actual node itself, this is easily done because the handles are the same colour as the nodes when selected and almost the same size.


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Not sure why you are triple clicking? although that won't matter for this.

This is the correct procedure, as the guys describe above.

1  A shape, (now converted to curves)

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2 Select the Node tool

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3 Click once on the Curve

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4. Drag a marquee around a bunch of curves and the enclosed nodes turn solid blue

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5 Move the Node tool over one of the selected nodes and the pointer will turn black

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6. Click and drag, and the selected nodes all move as one.

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At least, that's what should happen


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Ok, must have been the mentioned 'node handles' issue

 

Thanks so much for your replies. I get it to work now and have experimented on a variety of examples. I surely was (repeatedly) selecting node handles. If there are nodes in close enough proximity, this can be hard to avoid, although in some examples, the correct behavior can happen very easily. I think, if possible, when selecting multiple nodes, the node handles should behave in the same way. But thanks to your help, I know how to do this.

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