[FEATURE REQUEST] Zoom out further in layout editor

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Post » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:23 am

At present it's not possible to zoom out further than 10% in the layout view in the Construct2 Editor. This makes it incredibly difficult to design large levels as I need to constantly scroll around the screen when placing and sizing tiled backgrounds over large areas and it's impossible to "eyeball" the whole layout.

Having searched through the forums I'm surprised to see this has not been raised in the past. I assume this is because most Construct users are making mobile games with small layouts.

I have large layouts (100k by 200k) made up mostly of tiled backgrounds (a GTA-lite PC game which runs well). At a resolution of 1920x1080 on my monitor I'm restricted to roughly a 14k by 10k view of layout editor at 10% zoom which is nowhere near enough.

Appreciate if @Ashley would consider extending the zoom out to 1% - hopefully it's a very minor piece of work that can be addressed in a near future Construct2 build.
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Post » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:48 am

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Post » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:20 pm

Geez. You might just want to consider smaller areas if not for performance gains. I've seen and made many large megaman / metroid type areas before and 10% was too far out lol.

On that note...faster scrolling while dragging is definitely needed, and being able to "find" objects like in Unity would be great as well. (select object > press F > camera pans to object)
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Post » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:28 pm

RegPhoenix wrote:Appreciate if @Ashley would consider extending the zoom out to 1% - hopefully it's a very minor piece of work that can be addressed in a near future Construct2 build.


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Tokinsom wrote:On that note...faster scrolling while dragging is definitely needed, and being able to "find" objects like in Unity would be great as well. (select object > press F > camera pans to object)


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Post » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:48 pm

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Post » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:53 am

@Ashley please comment on this. This is a very basic feature which should have been in place long ago. It's hugely frustrating not being able to see my entire layout in design mode. I can barely see 20% of it at the moment.

@Tokinsom, with good design it's very possible to make large layouts that run at 60 FPS on PC. I can't comment on mobile games. I'm sure there are many other non-coders out there like me who are trying to develop ambitious 2D games on PC using Construct2 - and this is one of those easily fixable annoyances that needs to be addressed before development on Construct 2 comes to a halt.
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Post » Tue May 12, 2015 12:17 pm

Just to add to what others have said - we desperately need this feature - at the moment it is next to impossible to design large layouts with only 10% zoom.

Scirra PLEASE fix this in an upcoming build - I really don't want to have to wait until Construct 3 just to be able to see my whole layout.
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Post » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:48 am

Doesn't seem like anyone on the development team has responded to this.

Does the @Scirra team consider paid feature requests? I'm willing to pay for it. That's how badly I need the zoom out to be extended further.

Name your price @Ashley !!!!!!
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Post » Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:37 am

Agree with everyone! I desperately want this feature.
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Post » Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:59 am

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