• D Dot, almost 4 years ago

    This is great!

    I have been spending some time playing around with it and it is really promising. It works very well for transitioning one screen to another.

    I started by experimenting with morphing a FAB into a nav and the amount of control is really cool. Would be nice if there was a way to group the layers created from the morphing of one shape into another so that the easing could be adjusted as a whole rather than each individual layer in the timeline.

    I did hit a wall once I tried to animate something with more than one transition. For instance when trying to animate page transitions on a web design so that images and text animate in different ways. I have not found a way to achieve these more complex motions. Maybe you could provide a tutorial demonstrating something like this.

    You know if there were some way to implement the ability to set keyframes in the timeline and drag the object into position like in AE (rather than duplicate artboards) this would be a game changer. Just a thought.

    As a side note it would also be cool to have some way to record a .mov for use on projects in portfolio projects. Not even sure if this is possible from within sketch. But would be a nice feature.

    All in all this is awesome work! Its very impressive what you have accomplished and I am really excited to see where you take this. I definitely will be experimenting more to see what else I can do.

    Thanks for your hard work!

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    • anthony barbato, almost 4 years ago

      "I did hit a wall once I tried to animate something with more than one transition. For instance when trying to animate page transitions on a web design so that images and text animate in different ways. I have not found a way to achieve these more complex motions. Maybe you could provide a tutorial demonstrating something like this.

      You know if there were some way to implement the ability to set keyframes in the timeline and drag the object into position like in AE (rather than duplicate artboards) this would be a game changer. Just a thought."<

      ^ This is basically what i meant in my comment above. The incorporation of actual animation tools found in AE with this plugin would be golden. Alot of times you dont need to have a completely new artboard just to make a transition.

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      • Suresh SelvarajSuresh Selvaraj, almost 4 years ago

        Yes, the full power of AE would be awesome :). BTW, when you don't need a completely new artboard for a transition, then typically it's because the animation is contained to one portion of the screen. In such cases, you can use symbol animations and "On load" animations to get what you want

        Symbol animations: https://youtu.be/n27NLZCX2Rs There's only one artboard for this, but you'll see how we use symbols to toggle between different states

        On Load animations: https://youtu.be/QxmEle3iG2k This is another quick way to move from one state to another for just one symbol

        I agree it's not the full power of AE, but maybe this can address at least some of the scenarios.

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    • Suresh SelvarajSuresh Selvaraj, almost 4 years ago

      Thanks D Dot!

      Would be nice if there was a way to group the layers created from the morphing

      That’s an interesting idea. And makes sense too. I’ll explore this possibility

      I did hit a wall once I tried to animate something with more than one transition.

      When you say “more than one transition”, do you mean an object that goes from A to B to C, instead of just A to B?

      have some way to record a .mov

      I’m exploring this as it’s often asked by users :)

      And please do experiment more and let me know how it works for you!

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      • D Dot, almost 4 years ago

        When you say “more than one transition”, do you mean an object that goes from A to B to C, instead of just A to B?

        I mean two separate objects moving from A to B on the same trigger. For instance on a home page image gallery where you tap 'next'

        Animation 1: the image slides out and fades while the next appears and slides in.

        Animation 2: Text fades while new text fades in and up.

        Two separate animations on one trigger. Where each animation has more than one effect.

        Yes, the full power of AE would be awesome

        I personally do not want the full power of AE, just some of the features such as key framing. I think this would allow for the exact use I'm speaking of above and cut down on the number artboards needed. If I am wrong please correct me since I am still somewhat new to animating.

        Am I thinking about this the wrong way?

        Thanks for your reply!

        Edits: grammar and spelling, typing from mobile.

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    • Shahed KhanShahed Khan, almost 4 years ago

      You can easily use Loom to record Sketch. Would be great for this tool!

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