On 06/23/2010 10:54 AM, saulgo...@flashingtwelve.brickfilms.com wrote:
> When the boundaries of the "group layer" are modified, the result is
> that each of the member layers are cropped to the new boundaries. This
> is not what I would expect to happen. I should think that the "group
> layer's" boundaries should act as a passe-partout, masking out regions
> of the member layers which happen to lie outside it, and that in
> manner similar to the behavior of the image canvas, that member layers
> be permitted to extend beyond the "group layer's" boundaries.
The group layer boundaries are just legacy, we don't want them at all,
and it would thus be a bad idea to implement functionality that depends
on the existence of (explicit) layer group boundaries, like adding a
"Fit group canvas to layers" button. The (implicit) boundaries of a
layer group should always be the smallest boundary that encloses all
children. Masking a group should instead be done with masks or clipping
paths, and we will fix at least layer group masks for 2.8.
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