MAD Abilities Movement Format: wrap-up

Posted by Chet Haase, Developer Relations Engineer

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We not too long ago completed another series of MAD Skills videos – this time on Movement Format. We lined methods through which you need to use the API and the design device to create wealthy, customized, and sophisticated animations to your customers.

Take a look at the episodes beneath to extend your information and abilities in numerous areas of the Movement Format API and design device. And watch the reside Q&A episode, that includes engineers on the Movement Format and Developer Relations groups.

Episode 1 – ConstraintSet Animations

This video explores how ConstraintSets are used to outline totally different states of your UI that you just animate between. Alongside the best way, Sean reveals how you can use Movement Editor in Android Studio to create and edit these transitions.

Episode 2 – Keyframes

This episode reveals how you can use Keyframes in a MotionLayout animation to customise the animation by altering the values of assorted properties over time. For instance, you need to use keyframes to vary the trail an object takes between begin and finish, as a substitute of following simply the default linear path it could observe in any other case.

Episode 3 – A number of ConstraintSets

On this third episode, Sean reveals how one can add ConstraintSets, past the default two (begin + finish) to create extra complicated animations, or transitions that circulation by way of a number of states between the beginning and finish.

Episode 4 – Constructing a Collapsible Header

Within the fourth episode, explains how you can construct a collapsible toolbar utilizing Movement Format, which is a standard place the place this API shines. Alongside the best way, you will learn to animate customized attributes utilizing MotionLayout.

Episode 5 – Reside Q&A

The ultimate episode of the sequence was a reside Q&A, streamed and recorded on February 18th. It’s too late to see it or ask your questions reside, however try the recording to observe the dialog between me (asking the Qs) and Sean, John, and Nicolas (supplying the As).

Extra Movement Format Assets

There are many different sources to study extra about how you can use Movement Format, in addition to this MAD Skills series, together with:

  • MotionTags: This sequence of screencasts on particular areas of the Movement Format API simply wrapped up.
  • Motion Layout Guide: This information on our developer web site supplies an excellent jumping-off level with an summary of the API, code snippets displaying how you can get began, and examples of how you can do numerous sorts of animations with Movement Format.
  • Examples: This doc has a number of visible examples, alongside the XML it took to create them.
  • ADB podcast: I had a dialog with John, Nicolas, and Sean (not coincidentally, the identical individuals who joined me for the livestream Q&A on MotionLayout) a couple of weeks in the past. If you wish to hear extra about MotionLayout and ConstraintLayout, test it out on the podcast site or in your favourite podcast app.

However Wait, There’s Extra!

The Movement Format sequence might have ended, however there’s nonetheless loads nonetheless to return within the MAD Abilities sequence. Make sure to verify the MAD Skills playlist on YouTube, the articles on Medium, or this handy landing page that factors to all of it.

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