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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
Using Keyframes and Clas­sic Tweens makes re-timing easy. Slid­ing the keys to the left or right results in hav­ing more or fewer in-betweens and there­fore slower or faster movement. The prob­lem: A typ­i­cal prob­lem for time­line based appli­ca­tions is that the lin­ear rep­re­sen­ta­tion requires to tem­porar­ily have a dupli­cate keyframe. For exam­ple if we would like to have an object move from point A to point B to point C and then back to A with 3 in-betweens between the keys, the cycle will look like this: Read more