Fundamentals

Basic "How to's".

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Written by Zack Brown, Taylor Poe, Sasha Joseph and 2 others

Exporting assets from Sketch

Does it make a difference when marking objects for export through Sketch as SVG or PNG?
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Written by Zack Brown
Updated over a week ago

Raster image support

Can I import and animate images in Animator?
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Written by Sasha Joseph
Updated over a week ago

Stroke and Stroke Width

Can I animate the stroke of an element inside Animator?
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

Pause and then play the timeline

Is there a way to pause the timeline for a number of frames or ms and then play?
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Written by Roberto Dip
Updated over a week ago

Accessing a State from an Action

Is it possible to access a state from a click function?
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Written by Taylor Poe
Updated over a week ago

Animating the border radius

Is there a way to animate a border radius? For example, turn a circle into a rectangle.
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

Shortcuts

What are the available shortcuts in Animator?
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

Adding multiple Actions to the same element

Can I make an element change on the first click and change back on the second?
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Written by Sasha Joseph
Updated over a week ago

How to use the Code Editor

Instructions on how to use the built-in Code Editor in the app and/or any custom editor of your choice.
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Written by Roberto Dip
Updated over a week ago

Using States in an instance of a subcomponent

Is there a way to use States in an instance of a subcomponent, while interacting at the component level?
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Written by Sasha Joseph
Updated over a week ago

Using Actions in an instance of a subcomponent

Is there a way to use Actions in an instance of a subcomponent, while interacting at the component level?
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Written by Sasha Joseph
Updated over a week ago

Accessing States from Actions

Is there a way to get the value of a State when defining an Action?
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Written by Sasha Joseph
Updated over a week ago

Animating the stroke property

How do I animate the stroke property of a circle?
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

Subcomponent playback

When I create a subcomponent animation and drag it onto the main stage, it just loops. Can I change that?
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Written by Zack Brown
Updated over a week ago

Add a keyframe

Is there a button I can use to add a keyframe?
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

How to collapse all layers in the timeline

Is there a keyboard or mouse shortcut to collapse all layers?
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Written by Roberto Dip
Updated over a week ago

Forking projects

How to fork other users projects
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

Using Custom Fonts

How to use custom fonts in Animator
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Written by Taylor Poe
Updated over a week ago

How to start a new project

Different ways to create a new project
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

How to expand the timeline

Do you need to see more frames in the timeline? Here's how to do it.
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Written by Roberto Dip
Updated over a week ago

How can I see the animation one frame at a time?

If the Preview mode is too fast, and you want to see it all happen frame by frame keep reading.
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Written by Taylor Poe
Updated over a week ago

Custom curves

Does Animator support custom animation curves?
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Written by Roberto Dip
Updated over a week ago

Zooming in and out

How can I zoom in/out of the timeline and the stage?
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Written by Roberto Dip
Updated over a week ago

GIF Support

Does Animator support GIFs?
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

Setting the origin point on elements

How can I change the origin point for scaling or rotating an element?
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

Spacebar uses

What does pressing the spacebar do?
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Written by Roberto Dip
Updated over a week ago

Public vs private projects

What's the difference between public and private share links?
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

Align slices

How can I align elements?
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

Multi-select keyframes

How can I select several keyframes or tweens at once?
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Written by Roberto Dip
Updated over a week ago

Copy/Paste keyframes

Can I copy keyframes and paste them at a different point in the timeline or on another layer?
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

How can I share my work with others?

I want to show my animation to a colleague or friend
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

Frame vs Element Actions

What's the difference between Frame and Element Actions?
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

Stage sizing

How can I adjust the size of the stage / canvas / art-board?
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

Selecting slices

How can I select an object in the canvas when there are many and they are at the same position?
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

Frames and milliseconds

Can I switch from frames to milliseconds in the timeline?
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Written by Taylor Poe
Updated over a week ago

Animating z-Index

Mid animation I need a layer to move to the front and back.
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Written by Taylor Poe
Updated over a week ago

Reorganizing layers

How can I change the order of my layers / slices / elements / shapes?
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

Using Placeholders

How to nest components in a codebase
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Written by Zack Brown
Updated over a week ago

Rotating slices

How can I rotate my slice / element?
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

Changing colors

Can I change the stage's background color or an asset's color?
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

Offline mode

Can I use Animator without an internet connection?
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

Lottie.json export

Can I export the lottie.JSON file without going through publish?
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

Video export

Can I export my animation in .mp4 from Animator?
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

Glossary

How are the different pieces of Animator called?
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

GIF resolution

Can I choose from different resolutions to export my GIF?
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

Component preview

How to preview each component individually and all components together.
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

Path or shape morphing

Does Animator support b├ęzier curve editing?
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago

Adding transitions

How can I make my animation transition gradually from one value to the next?
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Written by Tina
Updated over a week ago