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Hello!
Could it be possible to transform only the selected nodes with this transform/bounding box?

Selecting nodes and switching to the Move tool only displays a bbox for the whole object, not the selection.

 

Thanks!

Best regards

Eugen

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Hello Tupaia,

 

Use "Node tool" instead "Move tool".

 

Kind regards

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What I mean is:

- pick a curve, select some nodes on it

- transform only these selected nodes, with a bounding/transform box.

That's not possible as of now, is it?

 

Best

Eugen

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You don’t get a bounding box, but you can click and drag on any of the selected nodes to transform them. Alternatively, you can use the controls in the Transform panel.


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13 minutes ago, Tupaia said:

What about interactive rotate and scale, using the Centre?

 

Rotate and scale work with the input fields in the Transform panel. To scale you would either enter a new value into the width or height box (or both) or you can do mathematical operations to (e.g. typing *50% after the value).

 

I admit this is not like visually dragging the selected nodes with the mouse but it all depends on what you want to accomplish :)

 

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Yep!

Both interactive and numercial scale should be possible. Sometimes you want to work 'visually', sometimes precise.

Talking about the interactive part here.

 

Imagine a cartoon character's outline (or something). You want to select the nodes that make up the head and scale/rotate it around. Things like this for example...

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Just now, Tupaia said:

Talking about the interactive part here.

 

OK, I understand. We are in the feature request section of the forum and I am sure someone at Serif will take a note about this :)

 

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One more:

Rotating the selected nodes numerically (or with the slider in the Transform Panel) rotates only the points, not their tangents!

So, that does not work properly. I'd classify it as a bug actually.

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Eugen

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