Ask DN: Animation handoff from Design to Dev?

7 years ago from Sean Lester, Product Designer @

  • Maciej ZadykowiczMaciej Zadykowicz, 7 years ago

    If that's iOS devs you're talking about, try looking into integrating Facebook's Pop framework into your projects. This way you can export copy-paste ready code from Origami - also by Facebook- that allows for easy tweaking. You can also get your hands dirty in Xcode, the syntax for animations is easy enough to read and correct by yourself. To be honest I never had much luck in handing over movie files to developers, the differences in timing, easing, curves always meant that I had to correct stuff manually but your mileage may vary. There's also Framer.js which uses code to accomplish things, so it might be easier for devs to follow along.

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    • Sean LesterSean Lester, 7 years ago

      Yeah, I don't think the developers feel comfortable building from movie files either - they're going to want something more from me. I was going to try Origami, but I'm not set up with an apple dev account so I can't get quartz and ended up getting really frustrated.

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      • Eric Chu, 7 years ago

        I'm sure your devs would be happy to set you up with an account, especially if it means working better together in the long run...

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