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1. way to synchronise axis when entering numeric values
In the editor I find myself entering values for scaling quite often because I need exact values/copies. However, 99% of the time both X and Y scaling need to be the same, so than I need to enter the value twice each time, which is not much fun when this needs to be done on several keyframes and literally twice the amount of work.

In other software I'm familiar switching on the 'accolades' to keep both axis synched up or off to be able to set the values individually. I mean this thing:
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So:
Is there a way to constrain both axis in the textboxes in the transform panel? And if not could this please be added to the requests list?


2. way to synchronise handles/vertices of both axis in the graph editor

The same thing, but now in the graph editor. When animating scaling a lot of time I want to set both the x as well as the y scaling to the exact same values and/or move the handles of them to the exact same locations. But the workflow to do this now is pretty time consuming to do right IMO. Right now we have to
- get rid of the current selection by clicking somewhere in the graph that doesn't have keys close
- zoom in at the region where the handles are of both axis we want to sync (so scaleX and scaleY) or move together
- select these handles by either adding them to a selection with clicking or drawing a box around them.
- zoom out to the desired zoom scale again to move both handles now they are selected.

This is very tedious and takes way too much work for such an easy task IMO. Especially for something happening so many times; moving a value or handle around on the graph for both axis at the same time (synched). This is taking so much time now and is prone to errors. It's pretty frustrating to work like this when doing this with lots of keyframes on especially scaling. So I can't believe I'm the only one or that it's not already possible. So I'm pretty sure I'm missing something here. I was looking for some keystroke that would automatically connect both axis while dragging them on the graph, but couldn't find it.

So
Is there a way to constrain both axis in the textboxes in the graph editor? And if not could this please be added to the requests list?

Thanks in advance!
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Misaki

Hi @spineappletree,
Is there a way to constrain both axis in the textboxes in the transform panel?
Unfortunately, transform values don’t allow constraining X and Y values for now.
Your suggestion definitely has a point, so I added an issue ticket here:
https://github.com/EsotericSoftware/spine-editor/issues/618
You can add a comment if you have anything to add.

Regarding handles, the steps you wrote are the correct steps for operating multiple handles at the same time for now. There is no way to automatically select the handle of another axis.
We have received many requests regarding easier ways to adjust or match the shape of curves, and we are considering and discussing various solutions. For example, a change that explained in the following post have been implemented recently:
4.0 Graph editor gives me anxiety

Some of the ideas that we have already considered may be able to solve your needs. I'm afraid that I can't give you a more detailed response yet, but I hope you'll understand that the graph-related improvements are in progress.

We really appreciate all of your feedback!
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spineappletree

Misaki je napisao/la:Unfortunately, transform values don’t allow constraining X and Y values for now.
Your suggestion definitely has a point, so I added an issue ticket here:
https://github.com/EsotericSoftware/spine-editor/issues/618
You can add a comment if you have anything to add.
Thanks! Highly appreciated! :)
Misaki je napisao/la:Regarding handles, the steps you wrote are the correct steps for operating multiple handles at the same time for now. There is no way to automatically select the handle of another axis.
We have received many requests regarding easier ways to adjust or match the shape of curves, and we are considering and discussing various solutions. For example, a change that explained in the following post have been implemented recently:
4.0 Graph editor gives me anxiety

Some of the ideas that we have already considered may be able to solve your needs. I'm afraid that I can't give you a more detailed response yet, but I hope you'll understand that the graph-related improvements are in progress.
That's great news! Looking forward to these new changes! 8)
Misaki je napisao/la:We really appreciate all of your feedback!
Same. Thanks for the quick and helpful response!
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