Make Edaptable

This command is part of the Smart Magnet Rig workflow

Smart Magnet Rigs are built around the use of the permanent Registration Points for all calculations and transformations.
Tweens use the more temporary Transformation Point as pivot of transformations.

For Smart Magnet Rigs to properly animate, Transformation Points should always match the Registration Points of rig elements.

Proper registration of elements at joints (as described in detail in this article) is the only strict requirement for a bunch of Symbols to be converted into a Smart Magnet Rig.

Option 1 – Re-registration

If you are new to Smart Magnet Rigs and your Symbols were created with center or top-left registration, while at the same time the Transformation Points of Symbol Instances on Stage are placed correctly at joints, re-registering the Symbols, based on the desired position of the T-points can be automated. This will make them fully edaptable and they can be converted into a Smart Magnet Rig.

To do so, just select all intended Symbol Instances on Stage.
Then press Make Edaptable button in the SMR Helpers panel.

In the dialog that pops out, leave the first option selected and press the OK button.

All selected Symbol Instances will be re-registered in accordance with the positions of their Transformation Points.

Note: If there are instances of the same Symbol with very different positions of their Transformation Points, you will be asked to review them manually.
Choose one Symbol Instance at a time and run Make Edaptable again. All other instances of the same symbol will be re-registered, based on the position of the T-point of your selection.

Option 2 – Resetting of Transformation Points

If you are experienced with Smart Magnet Rigs and your Symbols are properly registered, but the FreeStyle Rigging Tool has detected Registration and Transformation Point mismatch, you can automatically reset the T-points over the R-points so that you can continue with the rigging process.

To do so, just select all intended Symbol Instances on Stage.
Then press Make Edaptable button in the SMR Helpers panel.

In the dialog that pops out, choose the second option and press the OK button.

All Transformation Points will snap back over their corresponding Registration Points. Now you can continue rigging.

Video demonstration


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