Masked objects affect distribution

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2020-09-08 22:39:00

I'm looking to align/distribute groups that have masked objects in them. From what I can tell, masked objects will always affect how the group is distributed, even the part that has been masked out.

I've attached pictures for a better explanation.

The first image shows what happens. The middle square has a star that is masked to the right, so when attempting to evenly distribute the 3 groups this is what happens.

What I would expect to happen is below. The masked part of the start not affecting the distribution.

Is there something that I am missing or is the only way around this right now to hide the masked layer, distribute/align, then unhide the masked layer?
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2020-09-09 10:47:29

Yes, the only way around this would be to hide the masked layer... But I've passed this feedback on to the team — we'll see whether there's anything we can do.
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2020-09-09 19:24:11

Thank you for the info and for passing it on. I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something obvious.