Framer X

Learn how to make more advanced prototypes with Framer X.

The Framer X book shows you how to add different kinds of animations to your prototypes, gives you all the details about overrides, and teaches you how to create your own code components, like the ones that you can find in Framer’s store.

All example projects and explanations are up-to-date for Framer X50.

Last update: April 30, 2020


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This video shows projects from: Animation, Property controls, and Dragging

Table of contents

  1. Design Components
    1. Design Components
  2. Overrides
    1. Overrides
    2. Framer’s Data Object
    3. Using CreateStore
    4. Overriding Design Components
    5. Overriding Code Components
  3. Code Components
    1. Code Components
    2. A Simple Code Component
    3. Why Use <Frame>s?
    4. Compatibility with Overrides & Parent Components
    5. Including Other Components
    6. Customizing an Existing Component
    7. Property Controls
  4. Animation
    1. Animation Free
    2. The Animate Property Free
    3. The Transition Property Free
    4. While Hover and While Tap Updated Free
    5. Variants New
    6. Hooks
    7. The useState() Hook
    8. Animate Presence New
    9. The useCycle() Hook
    10. The useAnimation() Hook
    11. Keyframes
    12. Tips for Overrides
    13. Animatable Properties
    14. Animation Curves
    15. Animating a Scroll Component
    16. A Frame’s Animation Properties
    17. Example Animations Free
  5. Smart Components
    1. Smart Components Free
    2. Props Versus State
    3. Passing Down Props
    4. Sharing State
    5. Letting a Prop Change the State
    6. Simple But Smart
    7. iOS Segmented Control Free
  6. Dragging
    1. Dragging
    2. Axis and Direction Locking
    3. Drag Constraints
    4. Drag Elastic
    5. Drag Momentum
    6. Inertia Animations
    7. Modify Target
    8. Min and Max
    9. Snap to Grid Example
    10. Snap to Corner Example
    11. Drag Events
  7. Archive
    1. Overrides (pre X22) Free
    2. Code Components (pre X22) Free
    3. Animations (pre X22) Free

I’m currently 👨‍💻 working on / upcoming chapters:

  • More about Framer Motion
  • React Fundamentals
  • And much more in the upcoming months

There’s a changelog of the book’s content.

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3 months ago
Big 📦 update of the Overrides chapter in the @framer X book!

🔹Using the Data object vs. useState vs. CreateStore
🔹Overriding design components (incl. their children)
🔹What to do when overrides don’t work w/ code components
🔹Knowing which events to use w/ code components
5 months ago
Dropping an early Christmas present - here's a folder of all of the current example files for our Framer X users. 🤶🏻🎁🎄 Enjoy!

Download here 👉🏼
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6 months ago
I took @benjaminnathan’s excellent @framer playground 💫 animations and made a remix: all 36 animations in three versions:
🔹 Code Component
🔹 Framer Motion
🔹 Overrides

Get them here:

More info & online examples:
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7 months ago
iOS 13 introduced a ✨fresh look for the ‘segmented control’.

Here’s a @framer X version:

📍Maps & 🚶Steps prototypes that use it:

And, now in the 📘book, step-by-step instructions on how to build it:
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8 months ago
New ✨ in the @framer X book: 🤓 Smart components

One component’s ‘state’ can become another component’s ‘prop’: This parent component has a ‘dad says’ state that gets passed to the child components as a property.

Each child also has a 😀 ’mood’ state that changes when clicked.
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9 months ago
New ✨ in the @framer X book: 🤓 Smart components

This ‘kid’ component has a ‘dad said’ property & a ‘mood’ state.

🔹it shares its 😋 ’mood’ w/ the 💬speech bubble (through an Override)
🔹and changing its ‘dad said’ prop (also through an Override) will also update its ‘mood’
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