1m ago

Hey All

I just wanted to introduce myself.

I'm Scotty, a Designer/Illustrator/Animator from the UK and I've just started an interactive learning project and have just been introduced to Rive (mind blown).

I've always used Illustrator and After Effects to create animation but this lacked the interactive element that this project requires so I'm SO excited to start using it.

I'm in the process of watching video tutorials and Rive is just looking better and better.

How have you guys found the transition from Ae over to Rive and are there and obvious pro's and con's I need to be aware of?

Anyhow, it's great to be part of the Rive community and I can't wait to start creating!

EDIT... The more I'm looking at it, it looks a lot like Macromedia Flash from back in the day so it seems VERY familiar already.

It obviously is more advanced than Flsh and the State Machine has replaced having to use code.


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27d ago

Hi I think the most complex part to understand is the state machine, but once you discover what you can do with it, that's when the fun begins. The design and animation are quite friendly. We still have to add and improve things, but the learning curve is not very long. One thing you have to keep in mind is that westo is not a linear animation tool. You can have several animations mixing at once or turn them on and off using inputs, events, etc. This makes the way of approaching a project different.