EDAPT Control Panel

Functionality

Allows customization of some settings and managing the number of active EDAPT Commands.
EDAP Tools can be uninstalled from EDAPT Control Panel.

Convert To Keyframe Advanced

Five self-explanatory settings to activate or deactivate for the X and Alt+X commands.
Text input field allowing customization of the string that protects layer(s) from keys being created in them.

Create And Manage IK Objects

Choose settings for the newly created Effectors and Braces. Size, opacity and color can be set, using the intuitive controls.

Create Magnet Target Or Center Marker

Visibility upon creation can be set for the two types of automatically generated SMR objects. Default for Center Marker is visible.
Visibility of layers does not affect functionality. CMs and MTs are only visible in Outline Mode because they are fully transparent objects.

Enter Or Punch Current Frame

Text input field allowing customization of the string that protects layer(s) from being punched.

KineFlex

Checkbox allowing to enable or disable colorization (as a method of visual aid) of Active Chain(s) during transformation. Users can choose color and alpha.
Checkbox to disable 'jumping' to a keyframe if the element clicked in does not have a key in the current frame.

Layer Color

5 Light and 5 Dark colors can be chosen for the Layer Color outline mode commands.
Force Outline when setting the Layer Color triggers outline mode for the selected layer at the same time if checked.

FreeStyle Rigging Tool

Users can customize the colors of bounding boxes for 'parent' and 'targets'.

Smart Graphic Control Panel

Checkbox which allows users to choose whether Thumbnails will be generated from a 'neutral' version of the container Symbol or while preserving the currently applied transformations to it in the currently selected key.
A button that allows to clear the Thumbnail Cache.

Smart Magnet Joint

Numerical value (pixels) for the radius in which Smart Magnet Joint will look for the nearest Magnet Target if the elements are not a part of a Smart Magnet Rig. Default value is 50.

Smart Transform

Numerical value for the Inverse Mode of Smart Transform, which defines where the upward selection will terminate.
Checkbox to disable switching to Free Transform tool after executing Smart Transform.

Miscellaneous

Checkbox to restore the EDAPT Shortcuts in case if some have gone missing or are not working properly. Details…

Checkbox to enable or disable EDAPT Objects Compatibility mode. Enabling it can prevent errors during EDAPT Object creation or insertion due to System Clipboard interference by other software. Default is 'unchecked'. Read more…

Checkbox and drop-down to disable or enable all EDAPT information dialog messages. (These are the messages that have the “Do not show again” checkbox.)

Drop-down to enable or disable Keyframe labeling. Default as of EDAPT v.6 is Disabled. This is to avoid a bug in recent versions of Animate, resulting in slow performance during Timeline playback. Read more…

Display in Output Panel:

Drop-down allowing to choose a comfortable level of EDAPT messaging in the Output panel. Default for new users is “Errors and Messages”. When one is familiar with EDAP Tools, “Errors Only” is the recommended setting.

Uninstall EDAPT

Pressing this button will start the process of uninstalling EDAP Tools. There must be no open documents as during the process the program will need to be closed by EDAPT Setup to finalize deinstallation.

Manage Commands…

Pressing the button opens a dialog which allows the users to remove or bring back previously removed EDAPT commands from the Commands menu.
Flash / Animate must be restarted after commands are removed or added for changes to take effect.
Animate CC only: If EDAPT Shortcuts for the newly shown commands are missing, restore them from EDAPT Control Panel > Miscellaneous > Restore EDAPT Shortcuts

EDAP Tools shortcut

Alt+0

Notes

Quick access to the last used EDAPT command settings is available via Quick Settings F12

Known Issues

Animate CC 2017 and newer on Windows: If user opens the KineFlex or Layer Color Settings dialogs from EDAPT Control Panel and clicks on a color chip to change certain colors and in this color chip dialog clicks on the color wheel at the top-right to pop the system color picker, it opens behind the dialogs. It is not visible and impossible to bring in focus, which results in a lockdown situation.
This is a problem caused by Animate and not EDAP Tools.
To avoid having to kill the program, users can either move EDAPT Control Panel to the side after opening it, before calling the system picker or use the Quick Settings F12 dialog for each of the commands which does not display this issue.

Video demonstration


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This panel is part of the Flanimate Power Tools package. Download the latest version from the Downloads page.
 
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