Using Lottie!Jinju Jang
What is Lottie? Lottie is an iOS, Android, and React Native library built by the
Airbnb engineering & design team.
It converts After Effects animations to a format for use in your app.
After Effects animations in your app?! So tempting!
This is a lightning talk! The learning curve - Time, difficulty, shippable or not.
My honest review - Good, bad, or weird experience through the exploring.
The Learning curveLottie workflow & Time spent
Lets make art!
Time spent & Difficulty
Trying it with
Setting up Workflow = DONE!
(My honest) ReviewGood, bad, and weird things
First impression = Easier than i thought!
Good = min-maxing! From an idea to actual screen = less than 7 days
FYI, This type of idea usually gets rejected by your PM. (Because it takes too much time!)
A designer can work in parallel with a developer.
You can boost up creativity!
Super light. The whole animation is only 9-15kb.
Its less smart when you want to swap an animation to something else. (We ended up using layer order)
Honestly, there is nothing *seriously* bad.
Weird = Frame rates Frame rates seem slightly off compared to After Effects.
I dont know what exactly causes this issue.
Let me know if you know how to solve this!
Note: After the talk, many developers came to me and explain why. It wasnt smooth because the CPU was rendering each single frame to show the animation. (That was how Lottie worked!) > Hmm I guess thats something you need to trade off to get convenience for now!
Not now, but One day Complex layer effects
Merged vector layers
Will be supported!
Conclusion Recommend it, its really fun.
Until it becomes more clever, the best place to use it is somewhere you dont have to worry too much. (e.g: Replace static illustration with a looping animation?)
Treat it as decoration.