Installation instructions

How to install and uninstall EDAP Tools v.6


How to install

Note: If you are upgrading from a previous version of EDAP Tools, make sure you uninstall that old version first.

  1. Download the latest build of EDAP Tools and unzip the compressed folder somewhere on your hard drive. For example, the Desktop.
    Make sure you really unzip. If you attempt to run the script out of a zipped folder you may get errors.
  2. Start Flash or Animate
    Make sure you have no documents open as Setup will need the program to be restarted when done.
    (In Animate 2020 and newer make sure you stay on the Start Screen.)
  3. From Commands menu choose Run Command…
    Browse and point to Install-Uninstall EDAPT.jsfl (inside the unzipped folder) and press Open

    The Install dialog box will appear.

  4. Choose Install EDAP Tools and press OK
    You will get a message that files have been installed successfully and the program will shut down after a confirmation.
  5. Restart Flash so that EDAP Tools can initialize
If for some reason automatic installation fails, follow the procedures for manual installation described here.

EDAPT Shortcuts

Switch to EDAPT Shortcuts by choosing:

  • on Windows Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts… and from the Current Set drop-down menu EDAPT Shortcuts.
  • on Mac Flash / Animate > Keyboard Shortcuts… and from the Current Set drop-down menu EDAPT Shortcuts.

Location of EDAP Tools

Upon successful installation, after the restart you will see the Welcome to EDAP Tools message.

First of all, open SMR Helpers panel from Window > Other Panels (Extensions in Animate) > SMR Helpers.
In the Standard (free) version of EDAPT it looks like this:
SMR Helpers panel

Activating EDAPT Premium

If you have a License Key, instructions how to activate the premium features are available here.

How to uninstall

Make sure you have no documents open, as the program will need to be restarted at the end of deinstallation!

Go to Commands > EDAPT Control Panel or press Alt+0.
When EDAPT Control Panel appears, click on the Uninstall EDAPT button at the bottom left of the dialog box. Then follow the prompts.
Flash / Animate will be closed and the EDAPT Uninstaller will remove the tools. 

Removing individual Commands

Individual commands can be disabled i.e. removed from Commands menu (and enabled again) from Manage Commands… at the bottom of EDAPT Control Panel Alt+0.

The tools have been designed to work together as a package and managed via EDAPT Control Panel. Deleting or renaming individual commands via the default Manage Saved Commands… is not possible. They will regenerate after a restart.

The Tools



Click on the links below to view detailed help articles and demonstration videos for each of the tools.

A note about shortcuts

Many of the tools need a keyboard shortcut assigned to them. Only then they become a powerful seamless addition to an uninterrupted workflow.

EDAP Tools come with the EDAPT Keyboard Shortcuts set, which was carefully developed over the years.
Because many of the standard Adobe keys were reassigned, it may require time until users get used to it. A full description of the shortcuts is available here and the EDAP Tools Shortcuts Map is available for quick access from within the package: Commands > 09 EDAPT Help. Then press the QWERTY button in the top-left of the Help screen.

Edit Multiple Frames and EDAP Tools


We'd like to point out to our users that generally most of the tools have been designed to work in the 'current frame' only.
This, of course, should be quite obvious and a common sense approach, since most of the tools are used to facilitate better, faster, more efficient posing during animation or certain processes during designing and rigging.

There are, however, a few exceptions from this general rule – commands which were specifically written to utilize a selection that spans across multiple frames, using Edit Multiple Frames.

These commands are:

  • Swap Multiple Symbols
  • Next / Prev Frame In Symbol
  • Layer Color (can work)
  • Layer Outlines Or Guide Toggle (can work)
  • Timeline Block To Symbol (can work)
  • Smart Magnet Joint (can work)
 
Comments

Hello, electric dog team. I came to report to you a small problem installing your tool. I use Adobe Flash CS6 and when I followed the steps:
1. start Flash;
2. From the Commands menu, choose Run Command …

The Install / Uninstall dialog box did not appear with this. What appeared to me was another dialog box saying "Upon completion, the EDAPT Setup Program will need to terminate the program. To avoid losing any unsaved work, close all open documents again." When I returned to Flash, there was no change.

How should I proceed? Should I follow the manual form of installation?

Hi Lucas,

As far as I can tell, you could not run installation, because you had open documents, i.e. an open FLA file. 

This could be just an Untitled‑1.
Close this and run Setup again.

You cannot run Setup if you have open documents.
If you look at the instructions above again you will see that it says so very clearly in red:

1. Start Flash or Animate
Make sure you have no documents open as Setup will need the program to be restarted when done!

Hope this helps and you install successfully now.
Good luck!

An error occurred and could not be uninstalled ,Error message:line 204(in"EDAPT Loaderjsfl"in the folder)TypeError: h[k].findByAttributeValue is not a function。

Try once more after a computer restart. If you still get the error, uninstall manually by deleting the files as described here:
https://flash-powertools.com/manual-installation-of-edap-tools/

Unknown or missing info.
Произошла ошибка JavaScript.
В строке 175 файла "EDAPT Loader.jsfl":
TypeError: d is undefined

Hi Andrey,

I just sent you an email.

will you be developing a tool for stroke and path animations? pls do.

Our focus is on character animation.
If by a 'tool for stroke and path animations' you mean automatic stroke generation which simulates the progression of a drawing, we have no interests in this area or such intentions.

Unknown or missing info.
A JavaScript error occurred.
At line 174 of file "EDAPT Loader.jsfl":
TypeError: d is undefined

How To Fix Please help

I installed the free version to see if it would work with my version of Adobe Animate CC version 19.1 (Build 349), which it did install, but I do not see the "License Manager" icon. Any suggestions or help will be greatly appreciated.

Hi Will!
At the beginning of installation you should have seen a message pop up, telling you that EDAP Tools in AA19 cannot be upgraded to Premium.
Here you can see the list of the currently supported versions: https://flash-powertools.com/supported-versions-of-flash-and-animate/
Good luck with your projects!

Thanks for the information.

Chichane Sebastien

the Center Marker tool does not work to snap what can I do?

Center Markers mark the Registration Point and that is all. They are not supposed to snap anywhere.
Here you can read more about the different types of EDAPT Objects and what they do:
https://flash-powertools.com/types-of-edapt-objects/

And this is a good place to start learning about Smart Magnet Rigs:
https://flash-powertools.com/smart-magnet-rigs-where-to-start/

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