What are Projects?
Anima projects are your way to share Prototypes and Design Specs.
Your projects are available at projects.animaapp.com
In this guide, we will learn how:
Create a Team
Create a Project
Sync design to Project
Invite members to collaborate
Assign Member Access Levels
Step 1: Create a Team
Anima automatically creates a team for you upon sign up but if you wish to create a new one:
In the Anima web app, click the "+" button at the top left corner of the screen.
Give the Team a name and click Create Team.
Step 2: Create a Project:
Now that you have a Team in the Anima web app, we are going to add a Project where other Members can join it and collaborate.
After Creating a Team, click "New Project" from the top right corner
Give the project a Name and click ‘Create Project’
Step 3: Sync Design to Anima Project
IMPORTANT: Your team members will not see your design updates until you sync the design document to the Anima Project.
This can only be done from within your design tool using the Anima plugin:
The chart below explains who can see and edit your work:
Step 4: Add Members to Your Team
In the Anima web app, select your Team from the Sidebar
Click the "+" button from the top of the dashboard
Select the Access level from the dropdown menu (Explained in Step 5)
Generate an Invite Link or send them an invitation using their email address.
Step 5: Manage Access Levels
Notice that you can set different Access Levels for your Team Members:
Go to your Projects and click Settings button at the bottom right corner
Select Guests in the menu and click Manage Team Members
Here you can add or edit members and set up their roles in a team. (You can also do it as described in Step 4.)
Contributors are paid seats who can run the prototype, leave comments, publish and export designs.
Viewers are free seats that can only preview projects and leave comments (both required Anima accounts).
Sharing Project Outside of Your Team
In your project click on "Share" in the top right corner and select to invite people as team members, as external users (guests) for the specific project or to share a public link.
Team Members: This person will be invited to join the team and all the projects inside it. Contributors are paid seats who can run the prototype, leave comments, publish and export designs. Viewers are free seats that can only preview projects and leave comments.
Guests: This person will only be able to see the specific project you are inviting them to. They do not have access to the Subscription or other Account Settings.
Public Link: Share your project as a website (you can do it with a Free Plan).
Your project is private to you, to the team you've shared it with, and the team members you've invited.
❗️You can also set up a password protection for your public link in its settings.
Create your First Prototype!
Now that you've mastered Projects, it's time to create your first Prototype! Here's an Introduction to Prototypes.