flutter_villains

What are heroes without villains?

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What are villains?

You keep seeing beautiful page transitions but you think to yourself those are too much work?

Fear no more, villains are here to save you!

Assembling pages with style

Define animations to play when a page is opened.

Easy to use

      Villain(
        villainAnimation: VillainAnimation.fromBottom(
          relativeOffset: 0.4,
          from: Duration(milliseconds: 100),
          to: Duration(seconds: 1),
        ),
        animateExit: false,
        secondaryVillainAnimation: VillainAnimation.fade(),
        child: Divider(
          color: Colors.black,
          height: 32.0,
        ),
      ),

That's it. No TickerProviders, no AnimationControllers, no boilerplate, no worries. Remember the StaggeredAnimation tutorial? This is using SequenceAnimation internally and there is therefore no need to specify durations as portions of a time-frame. It just works.

Flexible

The animation you'd like to use is not premade? Make it yourself with a few lines of code!

  static VillainAnimation fade(
          {double fadeFrom = 0.0,
          double fadeTo = 1.0,
          Duration from = Duration.zero,
          Duration to: _kMaterialRouteTransitionLength,
          Curve curve: Curves.linear}) =>
      VillainAnimation(
          from: from,
          curve: curve,
          to: to,
          animatable: Tween<double>(begin: fadeFrom, end: fadeTo),
          animatedWidgetBuilder: (animation, child) {
            return FadeTransition(
              opacity: animation,
              child: child,
            );
          });

Every VillainAnimation needs an Animatable (most of the time it's a Tween) and an AnimatedWidget. Everything else is handled automatically.

Code

There are two way of playing your villains.

  1. If you want them to automatically play when a page transition occurs (you probably want that) then add this to your MaterialApp
    return new MaterialApp(
      navigatorObservers: [new VillainTransitionObserver()],
  1. Play villains in a given context manually.
    VillainController.playAllVillains(context);

Secondary Animation

You can play up to two animations per Villain. You can always wrap Villains inside each other for infinite animations!

    Villain(
      villainAnimation: VillainAnimation.fromBottomToTop(0.4, to: Duration(milliseconds: 150)),
      animateExit: false,
      secondaryVillainAnimation: VillainAnimation.fade,
      child: Text(
        "Hi",
        style: Theme.of(context).textTheme.body1,
      ),
    ),

Extras

Define whether the villain should play on entrance/ exit.

    animateEntrance: true,
    animateExit: true,

When using the VillainController manually, it checks this bool to determine whether it should animate.

  static Future playAllVillains(BuildContext context, {bool entrance = true})

Villains entering the page are decoupled from the page transition, meaning they can be as long as they want. On the other hand, if a villain leaves the page, the animation is driven by the page transition. This means:

  • The exit animation is always as long a the exit page transition
  • Setting the duration doesn't change anything

Features:

The villain framework takes care of:

  • managing page transition callbacks
  • supplying animations
  • providing premade common animations

In contrast to real world villains, these villains are very easy to handle.

Controller

Currenty there are no controllers implemented to play individual villains by themselves. If you'd like to have that implemented I opened an issue discussing it. Check it out!

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Getting Started

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Libraries

utils
villain
villains