All posts tagged EDAP Tools

The question how to rig characters with outlines has popped up multiple times.

In the world of digital cutouts outlines make life more difficult and complicate everything. This is why a large part of the character designs (and rigs) don't have any outlines at all, or only have partial in the facial area, hands, feet and some wrinkles here and there.

Ultimately, it is an artistic and stylistic choice. Read more
Smart Magnet Rigs have been around for almost a decade. While its core has remained unchanged since the inception, over this period the system has become very polished, commercially viable, extremely flexible and intuitive to use.

The goal of this article is to re-focus the attention on the interconnected tools, features and methods that will allow those who are already familiar with SMR and have experience with single-angle rigs to further their knowledge and explore a wider range of possibilities. Read more
For years we have refrained to give turnaround rigging prescriptions, because there are many IFs, and we thought that such advice has the potential to be misinterpreted.

When it comes to multi-angle rigging there are generally two possible approaches to organizing assets (or a combination of the two), and the choice is often dictated by personal preference or better suitability for a particular animation style.
The rig does not have some special intrinsic value. The meaning of its existence is to make animation faster and easier. Read more
This is a hotfix update for Animate 22.0.4 and newer. Fixed dialog buttons and checkboxes in Animate 22.0.4 and newer. In Animate 22.0.4 Adobe broke all plugin dialogs. We reported the issue to them immediately, but they did not fix it in Animate 22.0.5.
This update restores normal EDAPT experience for all Animate 22+ users. Read more
Freshly Flanimated – our new YouTube channel!

There you'll find:
• Videos with Flanimate Power Tools tips and tricks
• Smart Magnet Rigging advice
• Advanced and creative ways of using EDAP Tools
• Little known Flash animation techniques
• Early feature announcements (leaks) Read more