Electric Dog Flanimate Power Tools (EDAP Tools or just EDAPT) is the most popular extensions package for Adobe Animate and
Our unique rigging and posing system, Smart Magnet Rigs (SMR), allows animators to handle structurally more complex and detailed characters with much greater ease, which results in more subtle and organic-looking poses.
SMR brings pleasure to animating and makes Flash and Animate relevant again in the third decade of 21-st century.
It is all that Flash animators of the late 90s and early 2000s dreamed of and asked for, but never received from Macromedia or Adobe.
Smart Magnet Rigs are unmatched in the current Flash or Animate landscape and light years ahead of Adobe's own attempts at hierarchical layers or IK.
And there is more: Advanced Color Palette tools, Frame Picking tools, Timeline Synchronization tools, Symbol Swapping tools, Stroke Find-and-Replace tools, Advanced Keyframe Creation tools, Advanced Symbol Conversion tools, Batch Library Items Rename tools, and more, and more…
Our next release (EDAPТ v.6) will not only be an important step in the evolution of the Smart Magnet Rig system,
For the first time all Flash and Animate users will be able to enjoy the benefits of easy, fast and functional IK posing.
SMR IK is an extension to the existing SMR FK system and both Forward and Inverse Kinematics are available at all times, allowing the animator to block out and refine the poses, using the whole arsenal of tools without the need to switch between FK and IK modes.
SMR IK was designed and developed from the ground up with the needs of the animation professional in mind.
It integrates seamlessly with SMR FK. No additional work needs to be done on existing SM Rigs to start enjoying all the benefits that Inverse Kinematics brings.
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It is highly recommended that all users upgrade to take advantage of the latest changes
KineFlex is now also a SM Rigging tool, which allows quick FreeStyle rigging of any number of Symbol instances without any preparation. Magnet Targets and Center Markers are automatically added when needed.
Automatically create a Smart Magnet Rig. Symbols have to be prepared in the same way as for manual rigging.
Interactive panel which allows users to create multiple color palettes associated with a Symbol and then switch between these palettes.
Color palettes can be copied (cloned), modified with color effects, reorganized, saved as files or loaded from a saved file.
Swaps the currently selected Symbol instance with the next or previous Symbol in the Library. Works within the confinement of a Library Folder and always goes through the list in alphabetical order.
Redefines the parent-child hierarchy in a Smart Magnet Rig by re-assigning Master Parent status to the currently selected Symbol instance and inverting some hierarchical chains when necessary.
Creates a complete 'deep copy' / 'clone' of a symbol. All nested symbols are also duplicated. The container and all its content become completely independent of the original.
An extremely powerful tool which allows precise quick posing, utilizing the available hierarchical structure of a Smart Magnet Rig.
KineFlex appears in the tools palette next to or below Free Transform (Q) tool.
Interactive panel which allows users to create Thumbnails for each frame of the content of a Graphic Symbol and then to control the 'looping' setting and 'first frame' for a particular Symbol Instance, by clicking on the desired thumbnail.
Creates a zigzag ‘stagger’ custom ease graph between two keys in a Classic tween. Positions anchor points precisely at frames and offers a choice of several presets, which can later be tweaked by the animators to better suit their needs.
Finds and replaces stroke properties across all shapes in the current document. Allows to process Thickness, Color, Alpha and Style separately or in any combination.
Converts a selected block of frames to a Symbol, preserving its relative position and layer structure.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Smart Transform Point CCW cycles the Transformation point of multiple selected symbols to the left (counter clock-wise).
Smart Transform Point CW cycles the Transformation point of multiple selected symbols to the right (clock-wise).
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…
Toggles outline mode or guides (hides) the selected layer(s). Suggested use: For quick access to outline mode from the keyboard when needed.
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…
Swaps multiple Symbols. Suggested use: Allows swapping of multiple selected Symbols on Stage with one currently selected Symbol in the Library.
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…
Creates two types of invisible objects (and layers for them), necessary for the functioning of Smart Magnet Joint and Smart Transform.
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.