Figuring out Figma animation
Seeing as our first group critique is coming up in a few days, I need to figure out a few things in terms of using smart animate, and making components move.
I want to make my prototype, and narrative website, as immersive and interactive as possible. The best way to do this will be to learn how to do this properly on the different programmes that I will be using to create my project.
I know what elements I want to animate, as well as what smart animations I would like to try and use, so I just needed to go and find out how to do this properly.
The first thing I wanted to find out was how to animate components and illustrations within Figma, because I figured that this is what would take me the longest (both to understand, and to carry out).
I found this great video on Youtube that explained it very well to me, and has helped me a lot.
I then went on to look up videos about smart animate, and I found a series of videos that I found to be really useful. I also think I’ve found a new favourite UX guru on Youtube!
I had looked to Figma’s tutorials on how to do these things, however, I found that they didn’t really help me with exactly what I needed – but they still showed me some useful information about how to use the software.
I am glad that I decided to take to Youtube and find some tutorials, because it would’ve taken me forever to try and figure these things out for myself. I think I’ll likely keeo going to these Youtubers for help with Figma and UX in the future, as I really enjoyed watching (and following along with) their videos.