Animating Sketch files in InVision Studio (2021)

Create beautiful and engaging interactions for your user interface designs

While Sketch is the industry leading tool for designing beautiful user interfaces for digital products, it only takes us up to the point of having static designs — that haven’t yet been brought to life.

What you’ll learn

  • Master InVision Studio to create engaging ui animations.
  • Advanced techniques and shortcuts to design faster than most professionals.
  • How a good UI (user interface) influences good UX (user experience).
  • Troubleshoot and fix animation glitches.
  • Master timing and easing techniques for superb transition mechanics.

Course Content

  • Welcome –> 4 lectures • 7min.
  • Importing from Sketch –> 1 lecture • 3min.
  • Prototyping Basics –> 5 lectures • 12min.
  • Motion –> 5 lectures • 22min.
  • The Timeline Editor –> 6 lectures • 25min.
  • Troubleshooting animations –> 1 lecture • 5min.
  • Scrolling and Pinning –> 3 lectures • 7min.
  • Publishing and Sharing –> 1 lecture • 4min.
  • Congratulations –> 1 lecture • 1min.

Animating Sketch files in InVision Studio (2021)


While Sketch is the industry leading tool for designing beautiful user interfaces for digital products, it only takes us up to the point of having static designs — that haven’t yet been brought to life.

InVision Studio allows us to import our Sketch files and transform them into beautiful interactive experiences full of engaging animations with just a few clicks.


Learn to Animate Beautiful, High-Fidelity UI Animations with Studio’s Powerful Tools and Smooth Workflow

  • Master the essential principles and tools of InVision Studio.
  • Discover animation techniques that will enhance your creative potential.
  • Learn and implement UI animation best practices to ensure quality and usability.
  • Journey from design to fully interactive prototype by building on a sample iPhone app.


Find out why every company in the Fortune 100 uses InVision

Studio combines design, prototyping, and collaboration into one harmonious workflow. It starts with a live design environment, which gives you the power to create intelligent layouts and interactions as part of your normal workflow.

Studio enables designers to move fluidly between visual and interaction design. Any type of layer (including artboards) can have one or more interactions. If a layer has interactions, you can see the layer marked with the small lightning icon in the layer list on the left side of Studio.

Take your simple interactions and animations to the next level with advanced motion that lets you modify the global duration and delay, or edit in Timeline.

The comprehensive animation editor for Studio, Timeline gives you complete control over every aspect of your prototyping interactions. Timeline presents a compact visual overview of your animation timing and layer hierarchy, allowing precise control over each animated property. Timeline makes it easier to manage complex transitions and fine-tune the delay, timing, easing adjustments, and speed of animated layers and properties. Use Timeline to edit all your animated interactions—adjusting each interaction layer by layer or as a whole.

After creating your prototype in Studio, you can publish that prototype to InVision Cloud where you can preview interactions and animations, leave comments, and inspect elements.

At any point in the design and prototyping process, Studio allows you to sync directly to your InVision account to share and collaborate on your project. Once you’ve synced to InVision, you’ll be able to view your prototype in all of it’s animated glory, gather feedback from stakeholders, and get developers what they need to begin building.

When you open a Studio prototype on the web, you see exactly what you saw in the InVision preview window. The same fidelity, the same interactions, the same animations—the same everything. When it’s time to share, you can head down to the Share button in the bottom right hand corner, choose Copy Link, and send it off anywhere you like. Anyone with a link to your prototype will be able to view it in its full fidelity and leave comments.


Contents and Overview

Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran designer with experience using Photoshop and Illustrator, you will find this course valuable in the way that it blends step-by-step instruction with hands-on, customizable exercises:

  • Studio Prototyping from A to Z: With 28 lectures and 90 minutes of dense content, this course covers everything from rapid prototyping, interactions, and styling to text editing to exporting finished projects.
  • Test Your Knowledge: Periodic quizzes will review key concepts and ensure that you are mastering the content.
  • Interactive Design Project: Together with the instructor, you will animate the user interface for a travel app. Included Sketch and Studio documents allow you to pick up at any point in the project.

After completing this course, you will understand how to animate high-fidelity mobile application prototypes using Studio — and you will be better prepared to meet the demands of your clients and developers.

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