Previously, making a complex animation was a long and difficult process. It was necessary to use large image formats or animated gifs, which added to the weight of a page and slowed down the loading process. Or to code the animation from an animation created by a designer.
Developed by the Airbnb teams, Lottie is an open source iOS, Android and React Native library that generates After Effects animations in real time, allowing applications to use animations as easily as they use static images. As a result, animations are smoother, lighter and more easily controllable.
No need to know how to code! Bodymovin is the original plug-in from After Effect to export animations in JSON. More recently developed the Lottiefiles plug-in offers additional features to optimize the designers’ workflow.