How To Export Gif From Figma

In this tutorial, we are going to explore how to export GIF animations from Figma. Figma, a popular design tool, doesn’t directly support exporting GIF animations. However, with the right tools and steps, you can achieve this in no time. Let’s dive in!

What You’ll Need

To export GIFs from Figma, you’ll need the following:

  • Figma – The design tool where you will create your animation.
  • Figma Mirror – An extension that you can install into your Figma to view your prototype live.
  • GIF Brewery – A third-party tool to convert the recording into a GIF.

Step 1: Create Your Animation in Figma

The first step is to create your animation in Figma. Make sure to utilize Figma’s prototyping features to create engaging animations for your design.

Step 2: Preview Your Animation Using Figma Mirror

Next, you’ll need to preview your animation. You can do this by opening the Figma Mirror extension and navigating to your prototype. The animation should play live in Figma Mirror.

Step 3: Record Your Animation

With your animation playing live in Figma Mirror, you can now record it. Most computers have built-in screen recording tools. For example, on a Mac, you can use QuickTime Player to record your screen.

Step 4: Convert Your Recording into a GIF

Once you have the recording, the final step is to convert it into a GIF. This is where GIF Brewery comes in. Open GIF Brewery, import your recording, and use the settings within the app to create the perfect GIF.

Here is a simple example of how to do it:

    # Import your video
    gifbrewery = GIFBrewery('your video file path')

    # Set your desired GIF settings
    gifbrewery.set_gif_settings(startTime=0, duration=5, frameRate=10, loopCount=0)

    # Create the GIF
    gifbrewery.create_gif('output file path')

And voila! You now have a GIF exported from your Figma animation. As you can see, while Figma doesn’t directly support exporting GIFs, with a few additional tools and steps, it’s entirely possible and relatively straightforward.

Happy designing and GIF-ing!