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How to Resize Container and Sub-Layers Together

Learn how the sub-layers’ position or size can be changed together with the container.

Leah Han
Leah Han, Head of Customer LearningMay 15, 2020
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Hi! Here is ProtoPie Teacher, Leah.

Did you know in ProtoPie there is a feature named Constraints? With it, you can define whether the sub-layers’ position or size should be changed together with the container.

Changing Sub-layer's position and size gif
Changing Sub-layer's position and size

Step 1: Define how the sub-layer will change following the container.

In your container, there might be several sub-layers, such as background and text layers. First, you should decide when you change the Container’s size, how the sub-layers will change.

Sub-layer and Container
Sub-layer and Container

In this case, we want the background sub-layer to be scaled following the Container’s size.

It means that the distance from the border of the background sub-layer to the Container should always be the same. However, the text layer will not be changed following the Container’s size.

Step 2: Select sub-layer and set the constraints

The most important point is that you should set the constraints of the sub-layer, not container.

After you select the sub-layer, you can find the setting of the constraints on the property panel. If you want to change the sub-layer size with the container together, you should check the box (image below).

Checkbox image
Checkbox image

However, if you don’t want to change the size of the sub-layer (in this example, text layer), we just need to check the “fixed width” and “fixed Height” setting.

Check the Fixed Width and Fixed Height setting
Check the Fixed Width and Fixed Height setting
Constraints feature demo gif
Constraints feature demo

That’s all for now!

If there are some other tips that you would like to see us talking about, feel free to let us know by replying.