Prototype a Screen Transition in Figma

Joe Previte
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In this lesson, you will learn how to use Figma's prototyping feature to simulate a screen transition. This is a great feature to demo how users will interact with your app.

Gonçalo Marques
Gonçalo Marques
~ 2 years ago

This is awesome, but one thing I'd like to see is if it's possible to create parameters for components. For instance, when creating a 'button' component, making the text an input, or the background color a select box.

Joe Previte
Joe Previteinstructor
~ 2 years ago

Thanks, Gonçalo! So I'm trying to experiment to see if it is possible. Can you elaborate more on what you're thinking?

Right now, we can create a Component called "Button" which is a rectangle and a text field. When we create an Instance of it, we can change the text/background color on the Instance without the Master Component being affected. So in that sense, it "feels" like a parameter but I'm guessing there's someone more you want. I'd love to help figure this out.

Maybe you can elaborate?

MB Karolio reikalai
MB Karolio reikalai
~ 2 years ago

Framer X has this concept if I understand correctly. What he is saying essentially is that instead of having to modify the text directly by modifying the text component you would set its value from the panel on the right, and then the "encompassing" component, let's say a rectangle, would adjust its length to fit the new text automatically.

Joe Previte
Joe Previteinstructor
~ 2 years ago

Ah, got it. Thanks for the clarification, Karolis! I'm trying to see if that's possible.

As far as I can tell, it doesn't look like the rectangle would resize. At least I'm not able to produce that effect.