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A step-by-step guide to creating an edaptable rig from start to finish

Our free downloadable character rigs – KineFox and Smart Magnet Bot – have proven to be very popular with users. The article on Classic Tween Workflow has chapters dedicated to character specifics, but none of them covers the actual process in a step-by-step manner. Read more
Since the number of new users has exploded after the release of v.6, and many of them are super excited and impatient to start using SMR right away, we thought it would be appropriate to compile a couple of articles that will give quick answers to questions that seem to be common.

One such question asked over and over is:
“What's the best place to start learning about the Smart Magnet Rig system?” Read more
“My Smart Magnet Rig works well at Keyframes, but elements float during Tweens as if it is not rigged at all. Is this a bug?”

No, it is not a bug.
This is how Classic Tweens work in Flash / Animate. Elements tween from point A to point B in a straight line. SMR tools assist posing at keyframes in unthinkable ways, but tweening is still handled by Flash / Animate.

So how do we deal with this and how to make the elements move along arcs? Read more
Symbol registration and its importance for the flawless functioning of Tweens seems to remain not well-understood within the broader Flash animation community, even among many industry professionals with decades of experience. Read more