SMR Helpers panel (SMR)

This panel is part of the Smart Magnet Rig workflow

Functionality

Flexible, customizable panel with multiple buttons, providing easy access to functionality related to rigging, editing, posing, manipulating or repairing of Smart Magnet Rigs.

Premium licenses are also activated and managed via SMR Helpers panel.

Suggested use

Various operations involving Smart Magnet Rigs. See full list below.

Where does it work?

Most operations require Stage or Timeline selections

EDAP Tools shortcut

n/a; open SMR Helpers from Window menu > Other Panels (Extensions in Animate) > SMR Helpers

Customization, Interactions

The panel can be docked as a horizontal or vertical strip, or as a standard rectangular panel.

Shift-dragging a button allows to change its position.

Clicking on the [ … ] at the bottom right-hand corner pops the Settings dialog with checkboxes allowing to hide/show each of the buttons.
It also provides several preset combinations for Defaults, SMR, IK and All buttons.

Buttons can be displayed in expanded view with text labels or icon-only compact view.

Full list of buttons


The entries marked with asterisk (*) are only available in the Premium version of EDAP Tools.

IK Effector* – Creates SMR IK Effector(s). Read more…

IK Brace* – Creates SMR IK Brace(s). Read more…

FK Extender* – Creates a FK Extender. Read more…

Center Marker – Creates a Center Marker. Read more…

Magnet Target – Creates a Magnet Target. Read more…

Edit M Targets – Launches the Inspect / Edit Magnet Targets dialog. A Magnet Target has to be selected for inspection. Read more…

Change Master – Invokes Change Master Parent script. One element of a Smart Magnet Rig has to be selected on Stage. It will become the new Master Parent. Read more…

SMR Break Apart – Breaks Apart a symbol, containing a Smart Magnet Rig inside. Read more…

Roll Over Rig info – Rolls Over Rig info (SMR metadata) to the left or right of the current Keyframe. Requires a Keyframe selection. Read more…

SMRize Parented – Converts an existing hierarchy of Parented Layers into a Smart Magnet Rig. The initial selection has to include all symbols of the PL hierarchy, either on the Stage or in the Timeline. Read more…

Make Edaptable – Matches the positions of Transformation and Registration points, so that the elements can be rigged as a Smart Magnet Rig. Read more…

Sample Bot – Opens a sample Smart Magnet Rig file to test and explore the SMR functionality and tools.

Element Welder for KineFlex transformations – Welds the selected element of a Smart Magnet Rig to its parent. Welded elements move in Hard Rotation with their parent. Requires one selected element on the Stage. Pressing Element Welder button when a welded element is selected will un-weld it. Read more…

Effector Properties* – Displays the Effector Properties dialog for the currently selected SMR Effector.

Effector Presets* – Displays the Effector Presets Manager dialog. Presets are saved in the SMR Helpers panel itself and are available across documents.

IK Clean Up* – Cleans Up Classic Tweens, solving the IK chains by creating Keyframes for every frame of the tweened elements. Initial selection must be one SMR IK Effector. Read more…

Move / Solve* – Move: Snaps (moves) the whole Smart Magnet Rig to one selected Effector. Initial selection can be the Effector itself or any element in its controlled IK Chain.
Solve: When the Master Parent is selected, solves all IK chains of RIK Active Effectors. Read more…

Effectors State* – Switches the State of Attached SMR Effector to RIK Active or RIK Inactive. Read more…

Show / Hide Controllers* – Toggles the visibility of the SMR_Controllers layer. Read more…

Controllers Opacity* – Decreases the opacity of all SMR Controllers incrementally by 20%. Read more…

Remove Rig info – Removes Smart Magnet Rig metadata (Rig info) from the selected elements. Read more…

License Manager – Displays EDAPT License Manager. Read more…

[ … ] – Opens SMR Helpers Settings dialog.

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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