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How To Create Hover Effects In Figma
How To Create Hover Effects In Figma

Enhance your site with interactive, eye-catching hover effects and entrance animations using Anima

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Written by Andres Raul Leon Bal
Updated over a week ago

New to Anima? Start by Installing the Anima plugin for Figma πŸ™Œ

A Hover Effect happens when a visitor hovers their mouse over a specific element and the element responds with transition effects. In this guide, we will show you how to create beautiful and eye-catching hover effects using the Anima plugin within Figma!

Adding Hover Effects Within Figma Components:

Figma's Interactive Components feature allows the addition of interactions between component variants. Here's how to use this feature:

  1. Design Your Variants: Within Figma, create variants of your component, one for its default state and others for its hover state(s).

  2. Configure Interactivity: Navigate to the 'Prototype' tab in Figma. Link the default variant to its hover state variant, selecting 'While hovering' as the trigger for this interaction.

  3. Fine-tune the Transition: Customize the transition settings to ensure a smooth effect that aligns with your design's aesthetic.

  4. Download the code: Anima converts Figma interactions into code. Open the Anima plugin, Select the screen, and click 'Get code' to get
    HTML/CSS/JSX code.

Adding Hover Effect in Figma Without Using Components:

In addition to using Figma's Interactive Components, Anima offers another pathway for integrating hover effects. Here's how to leverage this feature:

  1. Choose the layer/group you wish to apply the hover effect to.

  2. Open the Anima plugin and click on Hover Effects.

  3. Fine-tune the Transition: Select the desired effect or enter your own custom CSS.

    • Anima offers a variety of preset effects, such as color changes, fade in/out, rotate, grow, move and more.

    • Customize the CSS value, duration, and curve.

      How To Create Hover Effects In Figma

  4. Save your changes

  5. Preview to see how it looks πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

  6. Sync the file to Anima or return to add additional effects.

  7. Share or Download code: You can now share a live preview of your design or download the screen's HTML/CSS/JSX code.

How To Create Hover Effects In Figma


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