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Luke Mosse
Is there a way to have a panel for basic transform information?
on Jan 7, 2020 at 3:16:27 pm

Hi

I'm interested in having a panel which will always show the basic transform information for any selected individual layer - similar to the 'effects' panel which shows you the effects parameters on a single layer.

Is there a way to do this?

It would save an awful lot of keyboard shortcuts and mouse clicks, opening up the relevant controls for each layer when I just want to adjust basic things like position and scale and have to wait for each shortcut to take effect.

If anybody has any ideas please let me know!

Thanks!


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Drew Hutchison
Re: Is there a way to have a panel for basic transform information?
on Jan 7, 2020 at 6:53:15 pm

Hey Luke,

If you're setting up a large project and really just want to see the information immediately if you click on a layer you could always set up expression control effects on the said layer and parent the transform options to expression controls

(ie. Seperate position coordinates and parent the x and y to a point controller.)

That way you could use your effect palette as a pseudo transform palette.

Hope this helps.

-Drew H


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Cassius Marques
Re: Is there a way to have a panel for basic transform information?
on Jan 8, 2020 at 1:02:25 pm

how about you apply the transform effect and use just that?

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Drew Hutchison
Re: Is there a way to have a panel for basic transform information?
on Jan 8, 2020 at 8:08:07 pm

Simple solution! Learned something new today. Always just used the hotkeys for transforming. Cheers!


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Tomas Bumbulevičius
Re: Is there a way to have a panel for basic transform information?
on Jan 12, 2020 at 6:15:22 pm

Drew, just keep in mind 'Transform Effect' does not behave in the same way when parented/collapse transformed. So while it works great in some cases, in some it will fail (especially with positioning/anchor). Other than that, for simple transformations its definitely a good choice.

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