All posts tagged SMR

Magnet Snapping has been a defining feature of Smart Magnet Rigs since the inception of our system in 2012. The elements were 'smart', because they knew where their place in the hierarchy was and the joints were 'magnetic', because they could reassemble at the press of a button.

Initially there was only one kind of Magnet Snapping, where a child element would snap to its parent. But as the SMR system was maturing, many other types of Magnet Snapping were introduced to cover all possible situations that we could think of. Read more
When work on the traditional character build is completed, it can be easily upgraded to a Smart Magnet Rig. The only requirement for the flawless transition to SMR is that all elements should be properly registered.
Registration must always facilitate Forward Kinematics.

Users have a choice of three rigging methods:
  1. FreeStyle rigging, using the FreeStyle Rigging tool
  2. Classic (Full manual), using the Smart Magnet Rig panel
  3. Parented Layers to Smart Magnet Rig (Animate 2019+)*
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SMR FK takes away all frustration and uncertainty from the default behavior of Flash / Animate tools. Selections become precise, fast and easy. Posing – enjoyable and intuitive.
SMR FK brings pleasure to animating and makes Flash and Animate relevant again in the second decade of 21st century.

SMR FK uses the great vector and tweening capabilities of Flash / Animate and provides a modern-day UX to an ever more demanding user base of animation professionals and enthusiasts.

SMR FK is all that Flash animators of the late 90s and early 2000s dreamed of and begged for, but never received from Macromedia or Adobe. Read more
The release of EDAP Tools v.6 Premium is not only an important step in the evolution of the Smart Magnet Rig system, but also a huge milestone in the history of Flash Animation.

After multiple failed attempts at IK by others over the years (the most notorious being Adobe's own implementation of bones), the Electric Dog team has developed and delivered a fully-fledged, flexible and polished IK system.

For the first time Flash / Animate users can enjoy the benefits of easy, fast and functional IK posing. Read more
Adobe introduced Layer Parenting in Animate 2019 and although in the ads it all looked great, it quickly became apparent to everyone that the system is plagued with bugs and the implementation leads to too many dead ends to be a sturdy production tool.
There is one thing, however, that Parented Layers do well – parented elements tween along arcs.

With the release of EDAP Tools v.6 we integrate Parented Layers into the SMR workflow.
To our users we provide a range of PL tools, which allow them to utilize all the benefits of Layer Parenting, while at the same time avoid all the dead ends. Read more

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 Read more