Transforming shapes


I draw a circle, I’m trying to scaled it vertically so that it is ‘squished’. I use the transform tool or the scale tool, it scales uniformly but does not allow me to scale it vertically or horizontally. I have ‘lock aspect ratio’ turned off.

I know I’m missing something extremely basic about how to manage geometry or about the software in general. I’m just used to something more straightforward. Any help is appreciated.

place your Circle Layer in a Group Layer.
Then you will be able to scale your Group Layer

  • with yellow handles
  • in Properties/Transform /Scale, where Scale is a vector (so horizontal and vertical scales can be defined separately)
    Group Layers are a lot important in Synfig, they permit most of transforms and blending operations :wink: