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Michael Dorian Bach
Posted Jun 11 - Read on Facebook

Question for the folks using Framer in a professional workflow. How do you deal with making sure the animation is translated perfectly in production?

In the case of web apps, how do you bridge the gap between framer code and production code?

Can production code somehow utilize the Framer animation engine so that we can get a seamless transition into the real product?

How are you guys dealing with this?


Elias Eldabbagh

I'm asking the same question myself

Rob Jones

It's pretty much the same issue we've had using After Effects for showing animation... it's trial-and-error working with the iOS (or Android) devs to duplicate the motion. I doubt we'll have a way to automate this process anytime soon..would be nice tho ;)

Koen Bok

There is no reason this couldn't be fully integrated but today we're far from that. Some things that help is that Framer likely works the same way as your production UI framework (layers, nested views), and you can re-use the inputs like positions and sizes.

You can also re-use the variables for animations with bezier and linear curves. For spring curves, you can re-use the input with POP with these formulas:

Tarun Chakravorty

one of the things i've found (just today) was that its easier if I'm working with bezier curves, since they are available in most animation libraries. Spring animation is harder, since then you have to try and replicate them via other methods.

Michael Dorian Bach

Koen Bok - Thanks for your insights. Yeah. Even the way you write framer code is so simple. Being able to use that in real html elements would be amazing. Keep up the good work. Once a bridge is built, I think Framer will change the way we build web apps forever.

Michael Dorian Bach

Tarun - This is a fantastic tip.

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