I am not sure if I am missing something but I cannot figure out how to set the center/rotation point on a rectangular shape layer. A circle is placed in nicely in the center but a rectangle is off center and the rotation point is not in the center.
Any insight is greatly appreciated…
Unfortunately you can’t, a rectangle shape’s rotation point is its top-left corner.
To rotate a rectangle that you want properly centered, create it as an image layer instead.
Thanks so much, @kourosh - that’s what I thought might be the case. Is there any noticeable performance hit using an image vs a shape layer?
I’m not aware of any performance difference. Either one of those just becomes an object, that once compiled into the finished watchface, rotates etc.
@timeasart. Now you are using an Image not a Shape you will see there is an Alignment Tool down the bottom with the Tinting tool. Not terribly usefull but gives you other options.
All I will say about Images is habitually use MPG.and not too massive. In pixel count. I think some of the sze carries over despite the Facer scaling.
While we are on the Topic. If you want to share an Image on here it should be 640x640 max. If you want to preserve any transparency.
Hello @russellcresser . Thanks for the additional info. I am thinking shapes might be lighter size-wise since they are all vector based versus images which are bitmaps. But knowing the limitations now one has to make choices…