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Positioning an Element Using the Transform Tool

Using the Transform tool, you can easily reposition, scale, rotate and even skew layers directly in the Camera view.

When positioning a drawing layer using the Transform tool, always make sure the Peg Selection Mode is deselected in the Tool Properties view. Otherwise, it will limit the selection to pegs in the Camera view.

There are two different options you can use when you want to flip your element.

The Flip Horizontal and Flip Vertical options let you flip a drawing layer along the Camera view’s horizontal and vertical axis.

Once your drawing layer is rotated, the original horizontal and vertical axes change. The Flip Scale X and Flip Scale Y will perform a flip on your drawing layer following its original axis.

The Flip Horizontal command flips the layer following the Camera view X-axis.
The Flip Scale X command uses the original X-axis of the layer and flips the element following it.

Transformations, such as rotation, scale, skew and flip are made relative to the pivot point position. You can temporarily reposition the pivot point for each transformation using the Transform tool. Note that the pivot is only moved temporarily. When animating the position, the interpolation is calculated from the permanent pivot position—see Positioning an Element Using the Advanced Animation Tools.

Transform Tool Properties

Icon Tool Name

Lasso and Marquee
Peg Selection Mode

Snap Options
Hide Manipulator Controls

Flip Horizontal and Flip Vertical

Rotate 90 Degrees CW and CCW

Width and Height

Offset X and Y
Angle