Rotate tool Alt click and Wacom tablet
I use illustrator CC 2017.
I use my Wacom intuos for almost everything since it is easier and I am comfortable to it than using mouse.
I use Rotate tool to copy objects in circle with a center point.( Select Rotate tool, Hold Alt and click to choose the center of the object) .
When I use wacom tablet to achieve this, the Center point keeps floating with the mouse pointer. I have to use my mouse to click to set a center point.
I have used it in multiple computers and with other wacom devices too. I am not sure if its a bug, but it would be really great if you could fix it :)
Thank you for reporting the issue. We have added the issue to our backlog.
With Best Regards,
This bug is easily reproduce-able, just hold alt prior to dragging to create a copy and the cursor sticks to the mouse pointer. It does not occur when dragging and holding alt afterwards.
This is still an issue as of April 2021.
I'm a professional working on a fully-loaded HP laptop with a 2019 Intuos Pro tablet. The bug doesn't show up every time I use the Scale/Rotate/Shear/Reflect tools, so I can easily get lulled into a false sense of security until it wigs out again.
Sometimes clicking into another program and clicking back does it, but more often it takes several minutes of clicking around to get it to stop. Occasionally it will freeze up the whole laptop and force a hard reset.
I've uninstalled and reinstalled drivers, uninstalled and reinstalled Adobe Illustrator, updated everything Windows will let me update. I've done everything I can think of, short of wiping the computer and reinstalling WIndows itself.
Please fix this.
Datán Montes de Oca commented
So, I just found out about this bug after getting my drawing board back.
To be specific, AI waits about 3 to 5 mins to respond and to show rotation dialog box after "Alt+Click" specific point of an object or line. After releasing control, the rotation point is away from the one I selected and the entire keyboard becomes unavailable so "Ctrl+C", "Ctrl+Esc" won't work or any other combination.
Does not happens with mouse, only when Wacom is enabled. So I executed the following steps:
- I went to Windows10 Task Manager and checked for AI raising CPU Usage up to 23% ~ 25% and then going down to 0%.
- Went back to AI and did a couple of clicks to check response and the rotation box appeared.
- Rotation point remains away from the selected point.
I repeated these steps 5 times to make sure. Same behave. Temporary solution is to avoid using this option for now and made the rotation manually.
Reading others comments, 2 years to clear that bug from backlog seems excessive time for an issue resolution. If you need to reproduce, I believe you've already done this by now, is it possible to know an estimated resolution date regarding to this issue?
Still happening in 2021, y'all. v25.0
I have this same issue, only the click doesn't work, and seems to hang Illustrator for a time. But now it's 10/23/2020. Is there a fix, or work-around for this issue?
it's not yet solved , I am using illustrator 24.3
Marcello Magnani commented
"Had to use my mouse instead of my tablet to use the rotate tool without causing a complete crash."
Same for me.
Had to use my mouse instead of my tablet to use the rotate tool without causing a complete crash.
I solve the problem by unchecking the GPU performance
edit > preferences > performance
Virginia Harwood commented
That did not work either. In fact, Illustrator just basically froze. I had to terminate the program from the Task Manager.
Steven Bernard commented
One thing I actually discovered yesterday is, when you alt-click, click outside the Illustrator window onto your desktop and it makes the window pop-up. At least it did for me
Virginia Harwood commented
Munim Hussain - I am using AI2020 also, with a Wacom Cintiq - your suggestion did not work for me.
Munim Hussain commented
A solution that works for me is that you press alt after clicking instead of before clicking and that pretty much works like magic. I don't have to uncheck my GPU rendering or fiddle with any other settings. I'm using Adobe Illustrator 2020 and a Wacom Intuos. I hope this helps.
Still the same for me in CC20. Having a mouse plugged in for the sole purpose of doing an alt+click action with rotation tool in AI seems like...?
Windows 10 64-bit + intuos pro pth-660 + Illustrator CC18, CC19, CC20... CC21?
windows10 Pro ver1909
Not fixed！(# ﾟДﾟ)
Marcello Magnani commented
"Outline mode doesn't work for me, only CPU mode"
yes. same for me.
Hi guys. Same problem here. Windows 10, Wacom Intuos Pro 2017, Illustrator 24.0.2
I saw you guys use a lot the rotate tool. I never use it. Just try transform effect instead and play with the move values.
I have a shortcut on transform effect set as F4.
Check the preview mode and do your mods live.
What does mind me is the reflect tool that I use a lot. It has the same issue as the rotate tool. Outline mode doesn't work for me, only CPU mode.
Transform effect works also for replacing the reflect tool.
Hope that helps.
Illustrator 24.0.1. WIN10. Wacom Cintiq (latest driver 6.3.38-2):
Bug persists on Rotate tool. If you want to choose another center of rotation, the center point sticks to the cursor/wacom pen. No ESC or ENTER cursor helps except clickin wild with the mouse. At some undefineable point the rotation point leaves the cursor. Otherwise you have to close the software and restart the app. You can move the point of rotation with the Mouse (which is stoopid when using a Wacom Cintiq). If you want to rotate the object with the mouse and copy it, it is just working once and not a second time (move curser to desired position, duplication-icon apears on cursor, drag, you get a copy, move the curser twice to desired position, no duplication-icon appears). You have to press CRTL-D after getting the first copy. But than you have just a fixed degree of rotation and are not free and choosing another. So, this is not working.
Next thing "Free transform Tool". You can´t drag a desired object and copy it at the same time by using an alt key.
Those bugs are persisting since two years.
Illustrator 2020 still has this problem. It's been a problem for me for years. Only fix I know is to rotate with the Free Transform Tool (E) instead.