Re-registers symbols from outside, i.e. assists in automatically moving the content of a symbol in relation to its Registration Point.
Simple mode – Adjusts the Registration Point of the selected Symbol to match the current location of its Transformation Point. Faster.
Zero Transform mode – Re-sets the transformation matrix of a symbol, based on the current state of the selected instance on the Stage. This includes rotation, skew, scale and Registration Point. It also searches the document for other instances of the same symbol and compensates for all these changes so that the changes are completely non-destructive. Slower.
Precise positioning of permanent Registration Point of Symbols from the outside by using the Q‑tool to re-position the Transformation Point. Useful for functional rigging for cut-out animation.
The only way to do this in Flash is to move the content of a Symbol from the inside in relation to its Registration point and then reposition the symbol on the outside.
For in-depth information on symbol registration follow this link.
Simple mode is faster and best suited for quick adjustments of Registration Point only, when there are no other instances of the same symbol used. It does not check for that and re-registers the currently selected instance without asking questions.
Zero Transform mode performs all kinds of checks and compensations and is best suited for situations when there are multiple instances of a symbol already present. It also affects not only the registration, but the angle of the the content of a symbol in relation to its internal X and Y axes, i.e. it can be used to trim the external bounding box.
Where does it work?
Stage, Selected Symbol
EDAP Tools shortcut
The functionality of Zero Transform mode was originally designed by David Johnston many years ago. The UX is so well thought out that we couldn't think of any improvements and decided to implement our own version of it and include with EDAP Tools.
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