# How to disable the centered scaling of Ellipse using FabricJS?

FabricJSJavascriptHTML5 Canvas

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to disable the centered scaling of Ellipse using FabricJS. Ellipse is one of the various shapes provided by FabricJS. In order to create an ellipse, we will have to create an instance of fabric.Ellipse class and add it to the canvas. When being scaled via controls, assigning a "true" value to the centeredScaling property, uses the center as the object's origin of transformation.

## Syntax

new fabric.Ellipse({ centeredScaling: Boolean }: Object)

## Parameters

• options (optional) − This parameter is an Object which provides additional customizations to our ellipse. Using this parameter color, cursor, stroke width and a lot of other properties can be changed related to the object of which centeredScaling is a property.

## Options Keys

• centeredScaling − This property accepts a Boolean value. When this property is True, the object uses the center as its origin of transformation.

## Example 1

Passing centeredScaling as key and assigning a "true" value to it

The following example demonstrates how an ellipse object behaves when centeredScaling property is enabled. When we scale the object up, the origin of transformation is the center of the ellipse.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<!-- Adding the Fabric JS Library-->
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/fabric.js/510/fabric.min.js"></script>

<body>
<h2>How to disable the centered scaling of Ellipse using FabricJS?</h2>
<p>Select the object and stretch it from its corners. The ellipse will scale up from its center. This is the default behavior.</p>
<canvas id="canvas"></canvas>

<script>
// Initiate a canvas instance
var canvas = new fabric.Canvas("canvas");

// Initiate an ellipse instance
var ellipse = new fabric.Ellipse({
left: 215,
top: 100,
fill: "white",
rx: 90,
ry: 50,
stroke: "#c154c1",
strokeWidth: 5,
borderColor: "#daa520",
centeredScaling: true,
});

// Adding it to the canvas
canvas.setWidth(document.body.scrollWidth);
canvas.setHeight(250);
</script>
</body>
</html>

## Example 2

Disabling centeredScaling property

We can disable the centeredScaling property by assigning it a "false" value. This will not use the center of the ellipse as the center of transformation anymore. Here is a code, to demonstrate that −

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<!-- Adding the Fabric JS Library-->
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/fabric.js/510/fabric.min.js"></script>

<body>
<h2>How to disable the centered scaling of Ellipse using FabricJS?</h2>
<p>Select the object and stretch it from its corners. You will notice the object scales up but not from its center because we have set <b>centeredScaling</b> as False. </p>
<canvas id="canvas"></canvas>

<script>
// Initiate a canvas instance
var canvas = new fabric.Canvas("canvas");

// Initiate an ellipse instance
var ellipse = new fabric.Ellipse({
left: 215,
top: 100,
fill: "",
rx: 90,
ry: 50,
stroke: "#c154c1",
strokeWidth: 5,
borderColor: "#daa520",
centeredScaling: false,
});

// Adding it to the canvas
</html>