Animating Bitmaps in Principle?

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#1

Many thanks for the helpful answers to my last post on UX mastery.

I was wondering if anyone had an answer to the following:

Is it possible to animate bitmap images in Principle? Has anyone done this?

Or else, is it possible to animate bitmaps using other tools?

I am a beginner when it comes to animation.

God bless.

Many thanks.

Peace,

Adil Agha Khan
Head of UX Design at Mid-Atlantic Neurosurgical Associates


#2

Hi Adil! I want to make sure I understand your question - are you asking if it’s possible to use a bitmap to create a non-bitmap animation, or if it’s possible to create an animated image with a .bmp extension using Principle?


#3

Thanks Doug! Man, you’re awesome at this, huh?

Specifically, I was wondering if for example you have a transparent png image, is there some way to animate that itself.

Like for example, say if you have a transparent png image of scissors, is it possible to animate the scissors so that they would open and close?


#4

It is not possible with just the png file. Have to use CSS or Javascript or both.


#5

Assalamo alaikum, Mr. Nawshad

Peace be upon all :grinning:.

Yes. Many thanks. I am thinking about doing this via stop motion/ time lapse photography like this: