Learn about the supported and un-supported auto-animate effects in artboard transitions.

Depending on which properties are modified, XD leverages Auto-Animate to animate them across the artboards. Some properties change at the start or end, and some animate over the duration of the transition.

Desktop and Mobile

Properties that animate over the duration of the transition

  • Border Size
  • Opacity
  • Rounded Corner
  • Position (X/Y)
  • Size (W/H)
  • Rotation 
  • Text Size
  • Character Spacing
  • Paragraph Spacing
  • Line Spacing 
  • Paths

Properties that change at the start of transition

  • Solid Fill
  • Gradients
  • Border Color 
  • Text Family
  • Text Color
  • Text Style/Weight
  • Text Alignment
  • Text Underline
  • Image Fills 
  • Text Content
  • Text Tranformation (uppercase, lowercase, title case)
  • Text Strikethrough

Properties that change at the end of transition

  • Border Position 
  • Shadow
  • Background Blur 
  • Object Blur 
  • Border Style

Properties with fade-in and fade-out effects

  • Mismatch/Missing 
  • Point/Area Text

Properties with same effects as text

  • Sub-range

Properties with no changes

  • Object Flip


Unsupported properties and gestures

  • Prototypes using Auto-Animate have certain limitation with text animation. We currently do not support animating character spacing, line spacing, and paragraph spacing on the web.

Unsupported browsers

Prototypes using Auto-Animate does not support animation playback and dissolves between the start and end artboard when viewed on the following browsers:

  • IE 11
  • Edge 15
  • iOS10

As a workaround, you can open the prototype in any of the other supported browsers listed in the System Requirements.

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