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Creating a Card Animation in Principle

Let me show you how to create a Star Wars inspired Prototype

Introduction

Tutorial Files Checklist

What we’ll be creating

Opening up Principle

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Size Presets

Importing the design from Sketch

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Importing the design from Sketch
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The Preview Window
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Layer hierarchy preserved from Sketch
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Sketch File
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Principle File

Animating the Headers

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Rogue One Character Cards
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Adding all Header layers to the first screen
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Group, and Rename
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Select Card group, and Background layer
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Reduce the Opacity to 0% in the Inspector
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Arrange the Card, and Background layers
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Rename the group to Views
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Select Screens, and Delete
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Group the Cards, and Background layers
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Rearrange the groups/layers in the Layer List
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Change the screen name

Re-aligning the Cards

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Re-align the Jyn Erso Card
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Use simple Math in the X field
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Settting up Paged Scrolling
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Snap the Scroll Guides into place

Working with Drivers

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Open up the Drivers Panel
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Choose Opacity from the Drivers pop-out Menu
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Setting the first Keyframe
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Drag the Scrub Head to 375
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Reduce the Opacity for the Header layer
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End Keyframe added to the animation
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Connected Keyframes
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Keyframes for the last Header layer
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Select the Profile Details group
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Reduce the Opacity down to 20%
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Increase the Opacity back up to 100%
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Adding two Keyframes at the same time
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Reduce the Scale, and adjust the X positioning
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Return the Scale, and X positioning to their original settings
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Adding X value Keyframes to each of the layers
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Layers laid out correctly on the Canvas
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Keyframes set in the Drivers Panel
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Position Cards to the left
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Reduce Opacity on the Profile Details
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Cassian Andor Card laid out
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Set the Scrub Head to 0
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Cards laid out correctly on the Canvas

Animating the Pagination

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Select the Active Dot
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Create the first Keyframe
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Hold Shift to keep the Dot aligned
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Select the Scale option in the Drivers Panel
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Reduce the Scale of the Active Dot
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Increase the Scale back up to 1
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Keyframes for the completed Pagination

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