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Skew stuck on? How to turn off skew while rotating?

Community Beginner ,
Dec 10, 2020 Dec 10, 2020

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So in all my years I've never had this happen before... I'm trying to rotate a symbol and it's like the skew is also stuck on! It won't just rotate like normal, it also skews the image while I rotate. I'm about 3-4 symbols deep within a main symbol. But that symbol right before the raw artwork is where this keeps happening. I go one symbol out, it rotates fine, but try to rotate that first symbol in the lineup and the image also skews while rotating.
I have animation on outer symbols and their keyframes so the symbol I need to rotate is THIS one so I dont have to redo and mess with the outer keyframes but it keeps skewing with rotation.

It's getting incredibly furstrating and I can't do my work properly!! Is this some random new feature? How do I turn this OFF!? I have closed and restarted multiple times and the same keeps happeing. What the heck is going on?

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Dec 10, 2020 Dec 10, 2020

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Also to add:
Even when I manually do the rotation by dragging the degrees in the toolbox area, it is STILL skewing yet shows no change in the skew settings ??

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Mentor ,
Dec 10, 2020 Dec 10, 2020

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Hi mate,

 

It's always been like that. 

Obviously, one of your outer containers is skewed.

If you want to edit without the outer transformations applied, Edit not In Place, i.e. double-click the library item, or reset transformations on the outside.

 

What they have bugged recently in AA19 and newer (when introducing the so-called advanced layers) is the guides that in the past used to indicate the transformations  correctly.

 

You may find this article useful: https://flash-powertools.com/understanding-symbol-registration/ 

 

Nick – Character designer and animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of Flanimate Power Tools team – flash-powertools dot com

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 11, 2020 Dec 11, 2020

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Thanks for the tips. I'll go check the outer layers and hope that's the issue somewhere. I gave up working yesterday because I was so flippin' frustrated! I've never had this happen though and I've had outer layers skewed before but still able to rotate properly without it skewing within the layer. So I don't know what has changed regarding that and when it did. I don't animate as much as I used to when I worked full time but still on and off for the last few years on jobs and not once did I have this issue. *shrug*

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I hope you soon get it under control, mate.

Good luck!

 

Nick – Character designer and animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of Flanimate Power Tools team – flash-powertools dot com

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