Animate individual elements separately (custom animation transitions / microinteractions)
Support for simple animation.
Example: Show/hide a slide or push menu
This would enhance a demo and engage prospects that are familar with common application patterns.
Reopening the feature request, based on feedback.
Charles Plath commented
This absolutely has to be in there in order for anyone to switch. Unfortunately right now it just feels like a slicker image linking application. You look at applications like Indigo Studio that had these out of the gate because they understood that the users interact with dropdowns, input fields, etc. I'm with the others that for this application to be truly relevant in what we do, it has to do that and doesn't seem like a "backlog" item at all. It's a necessity.
If this app is really going to compete in the prototype space, it has to have features like this. XD is, so far, a very well done app, but the static slideshow style animations/screens is going to tank it before it ever gets a chance to gain ground. Tools like Principle will gain big footholds and be difficult to surpass if these key features are backlogged too long.
definitely think statefulness, microinteraction and in-view animatics are critical to position this tool in front of InVision.
Tapas Das commented
I agree with Jessica that this cannot be in the backlog as it has the same important as scrollable area. Please make this feature in your priority list as we are loving the software and will be super happy to get this feature.
Jessica Peter commented
I disagree with this feature being in the back log. I'd much rather have animation support over some of the features currently in progress, like the better color picker for example. I am coming up with work arounds to depict navigation (slide out side menu) and rollover effects. It's cumbersome and in the end the prototype ends up feeling just like a slide presentation. I don't think that's your marketing angle, nor do you want it to be.
Is there any way to move this one up in priority. I keep checking back for updates only to be disappointed this request is still on standby. <sad face>
So far however, I love the tool. I'm just really eager to see the animation stuff become a reality. Seems like a mistake for it to be in the backlog.
I want to be able to select a layer and have that transition go to another layer on a different artboard but only have that layer change.
For example. I have a rotator that I want to animate to slide through each slide. Right now I can't figure out how to keep everything stationary while having that one section switch out with the new image.
Mike L (MJ) commented
There needs to be more functionality within the options of Slide left, right, up, down, etc. How about slide up with create a blur background or a functionality showing how to open and close cards, Or swiping elements off the screen like in tindr. Just need to have more functionalities than left right up and down. With this being said, objects like headers to have the ability to lock into place.
Steven Jenner commented
Typical animations applied to objects. Slide-in, pop-up, fade-in, outs, etc...
Tween animations based upon keyframes would be welcomed.
Much like how you have implemented your transition animations, you would be able to do that on an object level (should apply to groups of items as well, so I can define a group and then have that entire group move as one in the animation).
YES! really need the ability to animate elements within a view. Define design patterns for developers / approval etc.
Also be great to export to JS and CSS
This is what I've been looking for! Not being able to perform interactions within an art board is forcing me to make my files huge and create art boards dedicated to showing active states and expanded menus on mobile.
Manuel Ryan Espinosa commented
I would like XD automaticly exportable to Principle for Mac or have the same features placed into XD prototype mode.
It would be cool if we could have some interactions (such as an animation) in a same artboard.
I think animations are the main thing missing in the tool right now. I find "Principle" way of transitions very easy.
Would be greate to have it in Adobe XD, until then I still need to animate in third party apps.
Michael McConnell commented
Export animations as JS and CSS
Seb Bailey commented
Have the option to slide in/out objects that lie just outside of the artboard into/out of frame, e.g on the click of a button.
The best use case for this would be a menu toggle that slides a menu in from the side (like in the majority of apps) that isn't a completely new screen, but an overlay over the existing screen.
it would be good if you could create custom-sized "Overlay Artboards" that you could choose to slide in/out in prototype mode. This way you can design it once and apply it to multiple screens - rather than duplicating the menu for various artboards.
I vote for this feature. Needed ASAP. I need input fields, dropdowns, hoverstates, etc. HotGloo was amazing for this stuff but their design tools and capabilities are the worst.
Micro interactions are crucial to call a prototype a prototype.. That's the way to differentiate a working prototype built on Soemthing like XD from a mere presentation with slides linked to one another.. Can't wait to get these features to try on XD..
Julien R commented
Let me begin by saying I love the simplicity of this tool and may it evolve the same way.
I'm a design engineer in SF and one of the common problems in I've seen is the disconnect between designers and engineers. Designers create designs and prototypes which Adobe XD does quite well, even though sketch is ahead (but buggy). The issue is when these prototypes have to be develop and no transitions are provided. Designer have to sit down with engineers or in order to create the perfect animations & transitions for every component & element.
Of course there are ways around it using After effects to create animations but let's face it, After effects wasn't designed for that and is a complex tool.
Anyways, creating a third tab: Animations
Similar to the prototype tab, it can start with something very simple and only a few options however these would represent a tremendous improvement for this tool to be the ultimate Designers tool.
I think the first version could use the same modal as prototype and add 3 fields:
- Animate: On/Off
- Event: On Load, Click/Touch
- Easing Delay
This! especially for UX testing, I just did a prototype that needs to scroll stuff... I'm asking in the name of all the oldies! can we have some easy animation features maybe from the old flash function or integrate from adobe after effects?
Sometimes you have an alert on screen or an indicator, my first prototype complexity skyrocket because I have 3 status on screen, that turned 8 screen demo to a 40 screen demo that is very heavy, when a status in on or off object might have fixed it!
Sorry for the image but is somewhat delicated info