Transform Tool lets you select an object and manipulate its
handle (move, rotate or scale).
Transform toolselects it. You can select multiple objects by holding down the
Controlkey and clicking on the additional objects.
Transform Tool, you can not select an object because it is obscured by another object you can select its layer in the Layers Panel.
Transform toolworks on selected handles only.
CTRLClick on each one. You can also drag a Selection box around the handles to select them.
Ctrl+Awill select all handles in the selected layers. (
Ctrl+Dwill deselect all handles)
CTRLwill toggle handle selection. Currently selected handles within the Selection box will become deselected and currenly non selected handles will become selected.
Clicking on selected handles with the
Transform tool will allow you
to drag them around in the canvas. Make sure you click on them, clicking
outside will deselect the handles.
shift while dragging allows you to restrict the movement to
the X or Y coordinates.
CTRL while clicking handles will allow you to rotate them
around a calculated center for the currently selected handles.
ALT while dragging handles will scale them around their
calculated common centre. Pressing
SHIFT while scaling will preserve
the ratio of the handles.
If you want to constrain a tangent handle to X or Y movement you have
SHIFT after you start to drag it.
SHIFT before dragging a tangent will split it
into separate left and right tangents.
The “Transform Tool” was called the “Normal Tool” before Synfig version 0.62.01.