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If only you could fix the position of a neon light...

Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 9:48am

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petet2

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I find that when I am trying to animate the shape of a free hand neon light (or a mask etc) I frequently drag the whole shape when I am trying to drag a single point because I click in slightly the wrong position (especially when I am working late at night and tired!). I know I can Control-Z to undo but it is still slightly frustrating.

If anyone has any tips to help with this please let me know. Thanks!

It would be good if there was a way to lock the position of the neon light shape while still allowing individual points to be moved (perhaps by holding down control when clicking?). Maybe in the next version please? wink
Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 9:54am

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Cogz

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Thats a pretty good idea petet2, I'll add this to our internal to-do list ready for discussion. As far as tips, perhaps zooming in on the canvas might help.
Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 12:43pm

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petet2

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Yes, I've never really used the zoom option on the FX Home Programs. I 'm not sure why as I use it all the time on Photoshop and Indesign.

I must admit that I find the four corner arrows a slightly unwieldy way of moving the canvas around (though that's largely because I am not used to it rather than a problem with the program). While I'm making program suggestions smile how about an option where you can hold down Alt (for example) and whichever cursor you are using becomes a hand icon to allow you to drag the canvas around?

Thanks for your quick response. One of the best aspects of FX Home is the fact that as users we can see that you actually listen to us!
Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 12:52pm

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HexadB

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You can move the canvas around by dragging with the right mouse button wink
Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 12:57pm

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petet2

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Ooops! redface

That'll teach me for not studying the manual more closely. The even more stupid thing is that I had thought you could drag the canvas around but last night convinced myself you couldn't. There goes my chance of a +1 for a good suggestion smile