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Tim Kjær Lange
Posted May 04 - Read on Facebook

Question: I want to break the positional relationship between two elements, while maintaining the parent > child relationship between them, e.g. center the childElement to the viewport instead of parentElement. Is that possible? How would you go about this?

2 Comments

Steve Ruiz

Check out the screenFrame property in the docs. While layer.x/y are relative to a layer's parent, layer.screenFrame.x/y are relative to the screen dimensions.

Brian Williams

Create your own hierarchical data structure that references different layers...either by adding a property that denotes the parent, children or path as ids/ delimited lists of ids or by literally nesting references into separate collections/ objects. Lots of different ways to approach it. (most of it depends on how you intend to use the data and which is most performant/ convenient for that purpose.)

But I wouldnt try to circumvent the built in relative positioning system

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