Transforming shapes


#1

Hello,

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.


#2

Hi,
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: