What are Electric Dog Flash Animation Power Tools?

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EDAP Tools v.3.3.0 released

Timeline Block To Symbol, preserving position and layer structure.
Punch Current Frame from the outside.
Clean Up (SMR) – Automatically snap into position elements of a Smart Magnet Rig.
Frames To Movieclips so that you can apply Filters.

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Timeline Block To Symbol

Converts a selected block of frames to a Symbol, preserving its relative position and layer structure.

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Clean Up

'Cleans up' broken arcs in Classic Tweens, by auto-keying every frame and snapping elements to their Magnet Targets (MT). Suggested use: When we need to quickly and efficiently clean up a limb, broken during rotation.

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Frames To Movieclips

Nests a block of frames inside a Graphic Symbol container (to preserve it) and then converts it to a sequence of single frame Movie Clips. Suggested use: The only way to apply a filter to animation, but also keep it 'exportable' is to convert each frame to a Movie Clip.

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Effects Tween

Tweens the values of Filters and Color Effects between any number of frames in a frame-by-frame sequence, created by Frames To Movieclips. First and last key in the selection must have Filters and/or Effects applied to them.

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Enter Or Punch Current Frame

Enter only. Symbol is entered for editing at the currently displayed (key)frame.
Punch only. Symbol is 'punched' i.e. the current frame of a Symbol's entire Timeline is converted to keys from the outside.

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Convert To Keyframe Advanced

Converts selected frames to Keyframes. Feature-rich complete replacement of the standard F6 (Convert to Keyframes) behavior. Convert To Keyframe Advanced now preserves simple and custom easing in existing Classic Tweens.

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Smart Transform

Smart Transform only works when rigs have been build using Magnet Targets and hierarchies have been established via Smart Magnet Rig panel.
Smart Transform allows chain selection of elements for transformation based on forward or inverse model.

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Smart Magnet Joint

Upon execution the command repositions the selected (children) Symbol(s) matching their Registration points to the registration points of a Magnet Target present in a parent symbol.

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Library Rename

Renaming of multiple Library items in 3 different modes:
Adding of Prefix and/or Suffix, Trimming the names of Library items, Finding and Replacing specific characters.

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Library Enumeration

Allows adding sequential numbering to the names of Library items as well as basing those names on the names of containing folders. Suggested use: To quickly and easily enumerate (rename) multiple Library items.

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Next/Prev Frame In Symbol or Next/Prev Keyframe

Displays the next / previous frame of the internal Timeline of the currently selected Graphic Symbol(s) or moves the playback head (jumps) to the next / prevoius Keyframe on the currently active layer.

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Smart Transform Point CCW

Smart Transform Point CCW cycles the Transformation point of multiple selected symbols to the left (counter clock-wise).

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Smart Transform Point CW

Smart Transform Point CW cycles the Transformation point of multiple selected symbols to the right (clock-wise).

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Set Reg Point To Transform Point

Adjusts the Registration Point of the selected Symbol to match the current location of its Transformation Point. Suggested use: Precise positioning of permanent Registration Point…

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Layer Outlines Or Guide Toggle

Tog­gles out­line mode or guides (hides) the selected layer(s). Suggested use: For quick access to outline mode from the keyboard when needed.

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Layer Color

Loops through a selection of predefined customizable high-contrast layer colors for outline mode. Suggested use: Eliminates the problem of the default low-contrast randomly generated layer outline colors. Better suited for…

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Swap Multiple Symbols

Swaps multiple Symbols. Suggested use: Allows swapping of multiple selected Symbols on Stage with one currently selected Symbol in the Library.

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Sync Symbols To Timeline

Synchronizes selected keyframes to the frame number of the current Timeline. Suggested use: When syncing of internal and external Timelines is required and the default Flash sync feature doesn’t work. This usually happens if Symbols…

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Create Magnet Target Or Center Marker

Creates two types of invisible objects (and layers for them), necessary for the functioning of Smart Magnet Joint and Smart Transform.

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Smart Magnet Rig panel

Interactive panel through which users are able to visually establish the hierarchical structures for the Smart Magnet Builds and link Symbols in parent-children relationships.

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