Remove Your Scaling Woes!

By sgrosvenor

**Updated 09/08/2004**: v1.0.3 now includes middle mouse wheel support for quick granular control

Not one to sit around twiddling my thumbs, here’s another panel hot off the press as requested by a SitePoint reader that remedies the problem of exactly scaling objects to a given percentage.

I know myself, if you have objects that you have to scale, even with the use of the snapping guides it can be a bit of a chore using the transform tool to scale to a given percentage.

Not any more, simply select your object, and scale away to your heart’s content!

Note: This version may experience slight problems with objects that don’t have registration points (shapes). Also, if you are constantly dragging and scaling you may experience a little bit of drift of the object that you are scaling.

Download Dynamic Scaler Panel for Flash MX 2004 >>

  • sgrosvenor

    I’m sitting here making these little productivity enhancers and timesavers, and you’ve been busy downloading them, but is there anything specific that you would like to see?

    I’ve nearly finished on this section of blogging with the panels (just one more to go!), then we can get back to some meaty ActionScript based blogs!

  • Hey Boss. Busy Downloading Them Is Correct, but you should not stray to far away from these. Talent, why didnt anyone think of this panels sooner. Anyhow, I would love to see more. If I think of anything I would like to see I will promptly ask you about them.

    Good Work.


  • sgrosvenor

    Kind words, thankyou and I can’t understand why no-one has done them before! There’s a biggy command coming in the next couple of days (if I can get the information I need from Macromedia :-))

    Also, I’ve just updated the panel to v 1.0.3 to inlcude support for the middle mouse wheel, allowing single point adjustment of scaling

  • Alex

    Its kinda shocking no one else has really showed off what Flash can do here… keep it up, I’m loving these little panels :)

  • Steve any chance of a ‘time stretch panel’ for those times when you’re running out of time on a project? ;)

  • Steve any chance of a ‘time stretch panel’ for those times when you’re running out of time on a project?

    Now that would really be cool, no? ;) :D

  • sgrosvenor

    Hehe, I only just received the update for this..Hmmm a ‘Time Stretch Panel’; not sure I’m going to have time to finish that one off ;-)

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