Transform Tool Properties

When selecting the Transform tool, several options are available in the Tool Properties view.

Icon Tool Name Description
Lasso

Sets the selection mode to Lasso, which allows you to select multiple items by drawing a lasso around them.

TIP: When this option is enabled, you can press and hold the Alt key to temporarily use Marquee mode.

Marquee

Sets the selection mode to Marquee, which allows you to select multiple items by drawing a rectangle around them.

TIP: When this option is enabled, you can press and hold the Alt key to temporarily use Lasso mode.

Peg Selection Mode

In the Camera view, the Peg Selection Mode limits the selection to peg layers instead of drawing layers. This mode is useful when you have created a character rig using peg layers for each drawing. That way, you do not accidentally select the drawing layer when you want to animate on the peg.

When disabled, the Transform tool selects the drawing layers.

Control Selection Mode

When enabled, it is possible to select one or several controls displayed in the Camera by drawing a lasso/marquee around them. By default, drawing a lasso or marquee with the Transform tool selects layers.

Snap and Align Snaps the selected anchor point to any existing line while displaying temporary rulers as a guide that you can also snap your anchor point to.
Snap to Grid

Snaps your selection following the currently enabled grid.

Hide Manipulator Controls

The Hide Manipulator Controls button lets you hide the bounding box and manipulator controls from the Camera view when an element is selected.

Flip Horizontal

Flips the current selection horizontally.

You can also select Animation > Flip > Flip Horizontal from the top menu or press 4 or 5.

Flip Vertical

Flips the current selection vertically.

You can also select Animation > Flip > Flip Vertical from the top menu or press 4 or 5.

Rotate 90 Degrees CW Rotates the current selection 90 degrees clockwise.
Rotate 90 Degrees CCW Rotates the current selection 90 degrees counter-clockwise.
  Offset X ad Y

Use the Offset X and Offset Y operation fields to enter specific values and precisely reposition the selected shape.

Offset

  1. X: Type a value in this field to reposition your selection along the X-axis.
  2. Y: Type a value in this field to reposition your selection along the Y-axis.
  3. Up/Down arrows: Use the up and down arrows to modify the value in the X or Y value field.
  Width and Height

Use the Width and Height operation fields to enter specific values to resize the selected shape with precision.

Width and Height

  1. Width: Type a value in this field to resize the width of your selection.
  2. Height: Type a value in this field to resize the height of your selection.
  3. Up/Down arrows: Use the up and down arrows to modify the value in the Width or Height fields.
  4. Lock icon: Click the lock icon to lock or unlock the ratio between the Width and Height values.
  Angle

The Angle operation lets you to enter specific values and accurately rotate the selected shape.

Angle

  1. Angle: Type a degree value in this field to rotate your selection.
  2. Up/Down arrows: Use the up and down arrows to modify the value in the Angle value field.