Can I Export From Figma to After Effects?

Figma is a vector graphics program used by designers to create user interfaces, illustrations, logos, and other graphics. After Effects is a motion graphics program used to add animation, effects, and transitions to videos and images. It’s commonly used for creating titles, intros, and outros for videos.

The question of whether it’s possible to export from Figma to After Effects has been asked by many designers. The short answer is yes – you can export from Figma to After Effects. However, the process isn’t as straightforward as one might think.

The primary way of exporting from Figma to After Effects is using an SVG file. An SVG file is a vector graphic format that allows you to export your design from Figma in a format that’s compatible with After Effects.

To export an SVG file from Figma, open the design you want to export in Figma and click on the “Export” button in the top right corner of the interface. In the “Format” dropdown menu select “SVG” and then click on the “Export” button at the bottom of the window. This will save your design as an SVG file which can be imported into After Effects.

Once you have your SVG file exported from Figma you can import it into After Effects by going to File > Import > File… or pressing Command+I (Ctrl+I on Windows). This will open up a dialogue window where you can select your SVG file and click OK. Once imported into After Effects you will be able to edit it just like any other After Effects layer – adding effects, animations, etc.


In conclusion, yes – it is possible to export from Figma to After Effects using an SVG file as an intermediary step. This process requires exporting your design from Figma as an SVG file and then importing it into After Effects for further editing.