Avoiding effect rotation?

Scott Palmer swpalmer at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 17:46:49 PST 2012

On 2012-11-19, at 7:54 PM, Randahl Fink Isaksen <randahl at rockit.dk> wrote:

> I noticed that if you rotate a beach ball with JavaFX, its drop shadow rotates along with it. For a beach ball at least, this is not natural. Let's say that the drop shadow is located below the ball at its right-hand side. Once you rotate the ball the location of the drop shadow starts circling the ball, which obviously never happens in real life. So, while I can see why rotatable effects might be useful in some cases, at least for a beach ball it looks odd.
> I would imagine that the most common case is that you do not want a drop shadow to rotate along with its object, but can anyone confirm that this is an intentional design decision, and / or if there is some work-around for this.

I haven't tried it yet, but as a potential work-around I would place the rotated beach ball in a Group and then apply the shadow to the Group.


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