Simple way to create animated view transitions in react native


​Recently while working on my project I wanted to create a transition effect when user switched cards in my application. I went through react native animation apis first and though of using LayoutAnimation.But then I stumbled upon react-native-animatable module.

It greatly simplified the steps required to create custom view transitions in react native.

So here are the steps to integrate and use react-native-animatable in your project:

Install npm module:

npm install react-native-animatable --save

Import module into your project:

import * as Animatable from 'react-native-animatable';

Initalize view as Animatable and defining its’s props:

<Animatable.View ref="view" style={styles.cardContainer}>
{this.state.cardView}
</Animatable.View>

Here you can use your own elements with the view.

Now in order to control the transitions you can use the ref as follows:

this.refs.view.fadeInRight(300);

Here fadeInRight is the animation with 300ms as duration.

I have used it on press of next and previous button as follows:

renderNext(currentIndex){
this.refs.view.fadeInLeft(300);
}
render() {
return (
<Animatable.View ref="view" style={styles.cardContainer}>
{this.state.cardView}
</Animatable.View>
<Button success iconRight style={styles.nextButton} onPress={()=> this.renderNext(this.state.firstItem)}>
Next
<Icon name="ios-arrow-forward"/>
</Button>
)
}

There are many different fading animations available:

  • fadeIn
  • fadeInDown
  • fadeInDownBig
  • fadeInUp
  • fadeInUpBig
  • fadeInLeft
  • fadeInLeftBig
  • fadeInRight
  • fadeInRightBig

You can check out many other kinds of transitions and effects available on the official github repo here.

You can always try animation api directly but using a module might greatly simplify your code.

Thats it for today’s short tutorial.

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