Why? I mean, why try to make one app to do EVERYTHING. I am on favor of plugins that add functionality add improve your workflow, but trying to clutter one app doing that many things... I don't see the point. I will prefer to use something like Haiku for the same purpose. Also the business model it is quite unusual. Good luck!
Haiku looks great, but I haven't gotten an invite yet.
The way I see it, your animation tool has to be able to draw, but it's not going to do as good of a job as your drawing tool. I'm all for a tool that leaves drawing and layering up to Sketch, and only handles tweening properties. Also, skipping the export/import part will probably lead to fewer bugs.
As long as I can hide the Timeline toolbar and have vanilla Sketch until I'm ready for animation, I don't see the harm.
A [regularly] $79/year plugin for a $99/year app.
One thing I didn't get it. Why would invest money in it if I don't get to see how it works with my own hand? Is there no trial version where I can experience and convince me to invest money in your product?
It's like Kickstarter, where you back a product before it's ready in order to fund its development. Some people prefer to back projects to see them happen, others rather wait until the product is out. It's up to the person.
So it's like you guys are not gonna take a risk cause you are making sure that people need it to speed up their flow at work, right?
Looks cool. :-)
Looks awesome! But, I usually need a clickable prototype to share with stakeholders. At least a browser demo. Any plans for that in the future?
This might not be possible in Sketch, but can you animate stroke properties? Namely, stroke-offset.
I mean it should be, it's just SVG
Well, they don't allow you to edit the
stroke-offsetproperty through their UI, so I don't know if it is possible to do with a plugin. Certainly after exporting the SVG, but if Sketch's renderer doesn't support that property, I'm not sure what can be done.
Do you plan on adding any interactive features for prototyping?
We do plan on adding interactive features such as states, triggers, and events. But not only for prototyping, it will be for exporting actual code as well.
Neat! JS code or native Android/iOS? I feel like there are a lot of interaction tools that will generate native code, but I haven't found anything that does good JS code.
Bodymovin' support would be perfect!
I just read your FAQ. I see you do have Bodymovin' (Lottie) support as a planned feature. Can't wait.