Convert To Keyframe Advanced

Important! Animate CC users who want to use Smart Magnet Rigs and Smart Graphic Control panel must switch to Convert To Keyframe Advanced completely. Due to a bug in Animate CC, its native Convert To Keyframe does not retain metadata between keys.

edit: 5 April 2019. The issue described above was finally fixed in Adobe Animate CC 2019.2, released on 3 April 2019. If you have Animate CC 2019.2 or newer you should be able to use the default Convert to keyframes, Break Apart and drag in the Timeline to create keys without losing SMR functionality.

Functionality

Converts selected frames to Keyframes. Feature-rich complete replacement of the standard [ F6 ] (Convert to Keyframes) behavior. Preserves simple and custom easing in Classic Tweens when Keyframes are created in the middle of an existing Tween. Preserves Smart Magnet Rig metadata in Flash CC.

1. Standard mode X:

  • Frames in Layers. When frames are selected in the Timeline X will convert them to Keyframes. This completely replicates Flash's default behavior.
  • Frames in Folders. When there is a frame(s) selection in a Folder layer all frames in all nested layers will be converted to Keyframes. Adding __nokey (two underscores and then 'nokey' without spaces) to a layer's name will exclude it from being 'keyed' during multiple-layer operation.
  • Preserving Easing. If simple or custom easing has been applied to a Tween the command will split the tween preserving the dynamics of motion on both sides.

2. Extreme mode Alt+X

  • Nothing selected. When there is no frame selection pressing Alt+X will create Keyframes in all layers at current frame. Adding __nokey (two underscores and then 'nokey' without spaces) to a layer's name will exclude it from being 'keyed' during multiple-layer operation.
  • Inside a Folder. If frame(s) are selected and these frames belong to layers, nested within a folder, all frames above and below the currently selected frames will be converted to Keyframes. This conversion will be restrained within the folder.

Suggested use

Character animation. When layers are grouped in folders, Keyframes for the whole folder are easily created by selecting only one frame in the folder layer X or expanding the selection from within Alt+X. When there are no folders Alt+X allows for creation of Keyframes through the entire Timeline without the need of selection.

Refining motion by adding breakdown poses and getting instant overlapping action. Allows to insert Keyframe(s) in the middle of a Classic Tween, preserving Easing. Better control over timing and secondary action. An easy way to add secondary movement and organic feel to digital cutouts.

Where does it work?

Timeline

EDAP Tools v.5 shortcut

X (standard mode); Alt+X (extreme mode)

Notes

Recursive keyframing can be turned off in EDAPT Control Panel or Quick Settings F12. When ON layers in nested subfolders are also processed. When OFF the script skips nested folders and their content. (Watch the video below for examples.)

Protecting specific layers. Adding '__nokey' to a layer's name will exclude it from being 'keyed' during a multiple layer action. If the layer is directly selected and X pressed, keys will still be created.
The suffix can be customized in EDAPT Control Panel or Quick Settings F12.
Optionally, Locked layers can also be excluded from the range of operation of the command.
Customization of keyframing behavior is available in EDAPT Control Panel and Quick Settings F12.

Video demonstration


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Comments

Thank you for this wonderful Flash plugin,

I'm using the Adobe Flash Professional CC. I got this error message like this "Error: setPersistentData: Element does not support persistent data." everytime I apply F6 on Locked Layer. Is it normal? Sometimes I got this error message popup a lot in my project everytime I apply Alt+F6, which kinda disturb me in my work. Is there workaround for this if possible? Like, have an option to skip the Locked Layer when apply Con­vert To Keyframes Advanced.

Thank you.

Hi Fendi,

Thank you for reporting this bug!
We will look into the issue and get back to you as soon as possible.

Please, file a proper bug report via this link:
http://flash-powertools.com/hesk/index.php?a=add

Best regards!

why i cant key all layer when i press alt+F6 using CS6 currently

Why is a wonderful question!
Have you loaded the EDAPT shortcuts?

http://flash-powertools.com/edapt-keyboard-shortcuts-set/

ok thankz 🙂

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