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Difficulty drawing with pencil tool while zoomed in?

Jun 29, 2013 7:00 AM

Tags: #line #flash #pencil_tool #lines #zoom #pencil #zoom_in #line_drawing

When I draw on the stage using the pencil tool while zoomed in, the line I draw looks enormous when I click and drag. When I let go, the line matches the size of the other lines I'm drawing.

This makes it difficult to draw with any degree of detail when I'm zoomed in. Is there any way to change the "preview" of the line I'm drawing while clicking and dragging?

 

Here are a couple of images demonstrating what I'm talking about:

http://i39.tinypic.com/2vjo6s7.png

http://i43.tinypic.com/mj0aid.png

 

Also, I don't like the fact that lines appear pixelated/granulated when I'm drawing them, and then they become smooth once I've finished drawing them. I'd like it if they'd look smooth while I'm in the process of actually drawing them. Is there any way to change this?

 

Thanks!

 

[ posting moved from AS3 forum to general forum by moderator - not an AS3 discussion ]

[ it's not clear it's a flash pro cc issue, either - kglad mod]

 
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  • kglad
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    Jun 29, 2013 7:02 AM   in reply to lep1992

    what flash pro version are you using?

     

    what os?

     

    are you using the same stroke (10.35) when zoomed and not zoomed?

     
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    Jun 29, 2013 11:58 AM   in reply to lep1992

    Hi,

     

    This might happen if you have different 'Scale' settings for different strokes present on the Stage. For consistency, can you try selecting all the strokes on stage and set the same Scale value in the properties panel.

     

    If you set the scaling as None, the stroke size would appear constant for any level of manification. Whereas, on setting the scale as Normal, the strokes also scale according to the magnification level and would appear bigger on zooming in.

     

    Hope this helps. Thanks!

     

    -Nipun

     
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  • kglad
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    Jun 29, 2013 8:05 PM   in reply to lep1992

    that's normal expected behavior if scale is set to none in cs6.

     

    that may be handled differently in cc.  i'll test tomorrow if noone else checks.

     
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    Jun 30, 2013 1:11 AM   in reply to lep1992

    This behavior has been changed in Flash CC. Now when you draw with the pencil tool even in magnified mode, the live preview appears as the correct thickness (as if drawing in no scale mode).

     
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    Jun 30, 2013 7:26 PM   in reply to lep1992

    yes, the issue is resolved in flash cc.

     
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