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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

*We are fully aware that in the context of interactive projects top-left registration of Movieclips is common and considered a good practice. This, however, is a field we are not concerned with. Registration Point and Transformation Point Transformation Point and Read more

A step-by-step guide to creating an edaptable* rig from start to finish Important prerequisites To be able to follow, readers need to already know Flash well and to be familiar with at least some animation and design terminology. This is Read more