Clean Up (SMR)

This command is part of the Smart Magnet Rig workflow


'Cleans up' broken arcs in Classic Tweens, by auto-keying every frame and snapping elements to their Magnet Targets (MT).
The automatically generated Keyframes are labeled with // so that they can be easily distinguished.*

Suggested use

When we need to quickly and efficiently clean up a limb, broken during rotation.

Example: If an arm consists of 3 Symbols – upper arm, lower arm and hand – and each of these is placed on its own layer so that we can tween them using classic tweens, we face the following problem: when rotating the whole arm from the shoulder, the upper arm will move logically between the keys while the two 'children' will be tweened along straight paths, resulting in shortening of the limb and breaking of the joints. The only way of fixing this is to convert the frames in the middle of the tween to Keyframes and reposition the elements. In traditional Flash workflow we often need to do this manually for every frame of a tween. 

Clean Up (SMR) automates the process:

  1. Select the Symbols that need clean up in the first (left) key of the Tween.
  2. Press Alt+Q
  3. Keys are created for every frame from left to right until the next 'real' key is reached.
    Symbols are snapped into position and the automatic keys are marked with '//' so that they can be easily distinguished from the 'real' keys if the user needs to remove them, adjust their animation and create again.*

Where does it work?

Timeline, Stage, one or more selected Symbols or Keyframes.

EDAP Tools shortcut



Command only works with Smart Magnet Rigs

In Animate 2019 and newer where Layer Parenting is available, Layer Parenting Toggle can be an alternative to Clean Up.

In EDAPT v.6 and newer Clean Up is done from left to right.

*Due to a bug in some versions of Flash and Animate comment labeling of frames is switched off by default as it may negatively affect timeline playback. You can enable comment labels from EDAPT Control Panel > Miscellaneous > Settings > Label processed Keyframes.

Known Issues

Performance of Clean Up is slightly slower in CS versions of Flash when document type is set to AS3. If you do not need AS3 for any specific reason, switch to AS2 for better performance of Flash and EDAPT Tools across the board.

Video demonstration

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