Hasty Treat - Get Movin' With Framer Motion


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By Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski - Full Stack JavaScript Web Developers. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about Framer Motion — why it is so cool, and how it can improve animations in your projects.

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Show Notes

4:53 - The 411

  • Previous knowns as Pop Motion Pose
  • Animation library with focus on ease of use
  • Utilizes both spring and duration based animations

7:19 - Pose

  • Pose was previously more pose based - aka you made scenes and toggled between them
  • This still exists within Motion as variants, but isn’t the main way

8:06 - The New New

  • motion.div
    • animate prop is basically a live value for the animation
    • initial for initial state
    • exit for animating out with use of animatePresence
  • Hard stuff made easy
    • drag prop
  • Full control over properties like duration and easing
  • Orchestration features, this then that
  • Variants
    • Multiple scenes allow you to orchestrate many animations with a single state change
  • Handles hover and tap easily
  • Scroll values
  • SVG path animations

19:45 - Final Thoughts

  • Framer Motion is easier
  • React Spring is much smaller
  • React Spring makes very complex animation possible
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