Let me know if this is something I am doing wrong but when I use scale in Glyphs 3 my shape collapses to a single point. e.g.
Apply -5% scale (horizontal only) to the shape:
This doesn’t happen in Glyphs 2 using the same inputs. I have video but can’t upload by default.
Scaling works differently in Glyphs 3:
This functionality has changed from Glyphs 2. If your intention is to shrink by 10%, then enter 90 in the field and press the right scale button. The left button is to reverse that scale. To increase the size by 10%, enter 110 in the field and press the right scale button.
So, in your example video with 10% in the field, the reverse scale (left) button is the reverse of a 10% scale; if you’d pressed the right scale button with 10%, then the selection would’ve been scaled to 10% of the original …
Absolutely I checked this and that is how I would expect it to be (I searched the forum so as not to present a known issue or fault of mine).
When I scale using 90% I get the same odd behaviours:
This is 95%, one click to reduce to 95% of the width
You are scaling 95% horizontally – which is fine – but also 0% vertically. Change the second scaling field to 100% to keep the vertical scale or click the lock icon to close it which scales both axes by the same amount.
Ah, that was it! I am sorry I was so focused on the single axis