Any way to rotate a panel within a layout

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sbrown
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Any way to rotate a panel within a layout

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Is there any way to rotate a panel within a layout? The idea is to create a "fan" of several panels, each rotated by a different amount.

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Re: Any way to rotate a panel within a layout

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I have had on my to-do list for a long time to add support for rotated panels -- for now only 90 degree rotations are supported, and only for images, not text.
Jonathan Sachs
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Re: Any way to rotate a panel within a layout

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Thanks!

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Re: Any way to rotate a panel within a layout

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Actually there is currently a way to do this although it is not very convenient.

Rotate the panel image using the Level transformation and set the cropping control to the rightmost button -- the one that preserves the entire image without cropping.

Create an all-white 8-bit black and white image of the same size as the panel image and rotate it the same way as you rotated the panel image. This gives you a mask you can use with the rotated image.

When you place the rotated image into a layout, use the mask to trim the excess black from around the edges.
Jonathan Sachs
Digital Light & Color

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