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Below is a list of undocumented (at the time of posting) bugs and quirks found in various versions of Flash. We shall keep updating this article when we come across more peculiarities. JSFL performance in AS2 vs. AS3 documents (Flash Read more

In order to enable single key shortcuts for commands and functions in Flash 8-CS6, we have been ‘hacking’ the shortcut files for years… But for the first time now, while preparing the shortcuts for our upcoming v.3 release, I dedicated Read more

With ver­sion 2 of EDAP Tools we are proud to intro­duce Smart Mag­net Rig­ging to the world. Smart Mag­net Rigs are a pow­er­ful addi­tion to the Clas­sic Tween work­flow in Flash. Smart Mag­net Rigs allow ani­ma­tors to han­dle struc­turally more com­plex and detailed char­ac­ters with greater ease, which results in more sub­tle and organic-looking cutout animation. Smart Mag­net Rig­ging enables the use of Smart Mag­net Joints and Smart Trans­form. Via the Smart Mag­net Rig panel users estab­lish the hier­ar­chi­cal struc­ture of cutout ele­ments and assign meta­data IDs to sym­bol instances on the stage. When this is done each element’s rela­tion­ship to oth­ers can be main­tained by a sim­ple press of a button. Read more