Move several objects / ungroup


#1

Hi,

I’m new to Synfig and this forum so excuse me if I ask dumb or already asked questions. My apologies beforehand. (I do have experience with vector drawing and especially Inkscape).

  1. I am drawing a scene in Synfig and want to move several objects together. I can select them (Ctrl- or Shift-click the layers), but when I grab one of their handles, only the object in question moves instead of all of them together. I found a workaround grouping them together, but this seems unnecessary to me? Can I move several selected objects at once? (Like in Inkscape: select various shapes/paths and just drag all of them at once?)

  2. Can I easily ungroup objects? (The only thing I found now was dragging them out of the group, then deleting the group layer).

Many thanks in advance…


#2

You need to select all the handles that you want to modify (CTRL-A). In Synfig everything made in canvas is through the handles, except the Bucket Tool that acts over layers.

Yes, that’s the only way currently. A good feature request.
-G