Animated prototypes are quickly becoming the go-to for UX designers and developers to showcase their user interface designs. They help to better explain user flows, interactions, and behaviors. With the introduction of Figma’s prototyping capabilities, teams can now animate their prototype designs with ease.
To animate a prototype in Figma, you first need to create a prototype link. To do this, select your desired artboard or frame and then click on the “Prototype” tab at the top of your screen.
From there, you can choose whether you want your prototype to be displayed as a link or as an embedded design. Once you have created your link, it’s time to add animation.
To add animation, first click on the “Transition” button in the “Prototype” tab. Once you have done this, you can choose an animation type from Figma’s library of transitions. These include page transitions, object transitions (for individual elements), and auto-animate transitions (which automatically animate elements based on changes).
Once you have chosen your transition type and applied it to your design elements or frames, it’s time to customize it further by adjusting the timing and easing of each transition. This can be done by clicking on either the “Timing & Easing” or “Curves & Values” tabs in the bottom left corner of your screen.
Finally, when all of your transitions are set up correctly, you can preview them directly within Figma by clicking on the “Play” button at the top right corner of your screen.
In conclusion, animating a prototype in Figma is an easy process that can be achieved with just a few clicks. By creating a prototype link and then customizing its animation settings such as timing and easing, teams can quickly create engaging prototypes that demonstrate user flows and interactions in a visually appealing way.