Important! To function, Magnet Targets must always be placed on a layer called MagnetTargets. If users need to tween an MT, there can be multiple MagnetTargets layers, each containing a single MT.
Center Marker layer must be called CenterMarker.
Creates two types of invisible EDAPT Objects (and layers for them), necessary for the functioning of Smart Magnet Joint (SMR), Smart Transform (SMR) and Clean Up (SMR). These invisible objects appear in the Library inside a folder called EDAPT objects.
- Magnet Target (MT) – a red invisible circle with cross indicating its center. Has to be placed inside parent Symbols. Works as a magnet anchor for children's Reg point to snap to.
- Center Marker (CM) – a blue invisible diamond with cross indicating its center. Automatically placed at the Reg point of current (usually child) Symbol. Visual aid to easily and precisely place Magnet Target(s) in parent Symbol.
Alternatively Magnet Targets and Center Markers can also be created via the dedicated buttons in SMR Helpers panel – and .
The presence of Magnet Target(s) is a prerequisite for the functioning of Smart Magnet Joint (SMR) and Clean Up (SMR).
Example: Upper arm needs to snap back to shoulder area in torso. Torso Symbol must contain a Magnet Target which indicates where the upper arm's registration point will snap to. Lower arm needs to snap back to elbow area in upper arm. Upper arm Symbol must contain a Magnet Target which indicates where the lower arm's registration point will snap to.
Where does it work?
Stage, Inside Symbol
EDAP Tools shortcut
Visibility upon creation of Magnet Target and Center Marker layers can be chosen in EDAPT Control Panel or Quick Settings F12.
MTs can be magnetically snapped to the nearest CM by executing Smart Magnet Joint (SMR) `.
System Clipboard interference
A known issue with all versions of Flash and Animate is that data stored temporarily in the System Clipboard can be exposed to interference by other programs running at the same time as Flash/Animate. This can cause an error during EDAPT Object creation or insertion.
If you see any error messages or if you experience problems with creation or insertion of Center Markers or Magnet Targets, please, follow this link.