InVision Studio tip of the week: Loading animations with Timer Trigger

Charles Patterson
Sep 18, 2018 · 2 min read

Hey internet fam. As designers (and non-designers), I think we all appreciate a good loading screen or spinner. That’s where the Studio Timer Trigger interaction comes in — a feature that allows you to animate loading screens for your users. It’s pretty neat and an easy way to add delight in simple ways.

But first…for those of you just tuning in, welcome to my Studio Tip Series where I’ll be sharing all the things built into Studio — the world’s most powerful screen design tool.

Let’s go!

To get started, open a Studio file with your work-in-progress artboards. Timer triggers can only be added to artboards, not individual layers— so select your artboard, click the lightning bolt icon in the tools bar, or hold Command C for a quick shortcut, now select your destination artboard.

STEP 01: SELECT ARTBOARD AND ADD INTERACTION

Under your Trigger options, you’ll notice an alarm clock icon. Select the Timer trigger to start putting together your new interaction. From here, you’ll be able to adjust and set the duration of the Timer trigger.

STEP 02: SELECT TIMER TRIGGER

With Studio’s Timeline Editor, you get complete control over the look and feel of your animations, so you can always choose, adjust, and edit your interactions as needed. Ease in, ease out, ease in again!

STEP 3: ADJUST EASING AS NEEDED

Check out Pablo Stanley talking about all things animation and easing

STEP 4: REPEAT STEPS

Reminder for places to find more fun stuff!

  • Take a look at our Studio Jams to see what designers like you are creating with Studio (I created one for an infinite scrolling prototype that I think you’ll love)
  • Follow me on Dribbble and see the latest concept I created on scrolling and pinning here

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