# Using Convertify

# Exporting Figma to Sketch

To export your designs from Figma for Sketch (opens new window), you can follow the steps below to convert, download and open your .sketch file.

# Selecting your Figma pages to convert to Sketch

Once the Convertify plugin is running, you can select the Figma pages in your current file that you would like to convert to Sketch.

By default, all pages are automatically selected to be exported, but if you'd like to specify exactly which pages are included in the export, you can click on the Settings icon button to open the Sketch settings, then disable the Convert all Figma Pages to Sketch toggle and uncheck/check the Figma pages for your current file that you'd like to export in the list below.

# Selecting your Sketch Version

If you're running an older version of Sketch, you can specify the ideal version you need by using the version selector dropdown in the Figma to Sketch row of the plugin.

The default version of Sketch that Convertify will convert/export your Figma file to is Version 70+.

# Enabling Figma Components to Sketch Symbols (BETA)

By default, Figma components and instances are converted as regular Sketch groups and layers from Figma to Sketch. However, you can opt-in to the BETA support for this feature by opening the Sketch settings in the Convertify plugin and enabling the Convert Figma Components to Sketch Symbols (BETA) toggle, which will convert your Figma components into Sketch symbols.

Sketch symbols support is currently in BETA

Please note, while still in BETA, enabling this option might cause certain instance overrides to be less visually accurate.

# Starting the Figma to Sketch conversion

After you've selected your Figma page and Sketch version, you can convert your design to Sketch by clicking the Convert to Sketch button in the Convertify plugin. This will begin the automated conversion process.

Time Estimates

The time estimate (eg. ~14 seconds to convert 555 layers) is based on the number of layers in your Figma page to give you an indicator of how long the conversion will take. Please note that Figma pages that contain large images will likely increase the time needed to finish converting your Figma page to your Sketch file.

# Downloading your .sketch file

After Convertify has finished processing your Figma page, you'll be shown a confirmation message; you can download your .sketch file by clicking the Download .sketch file button.

File downloads from Figma

If you're using the Figma desktop app, you'll see a prompt appear to download your file. However, if you're using Figma in a web browser, your file will automatically be downloaded to your computer by default (usually to the Downloads directory on your computer).

# Opening your .sketch file

After you've downloaded your .sketch file from Figma to your computer, you can open your file explorer to the directory where it was saved. Double clicking on the exported .sketch file will open it up in the version of Sketch (opens new window) that you have installed on your computer.

# Understanding differences between Figma and Sketch

Convertify does its best to convert all of your layers and atrributes from Figma over to Sketch, however, there are some natural limitations based on Sketch supporting a smaller number of native features than Figma does.

# Figma features that are missing in Sketch

These features are available in Figma, but aren't native to Sketch, so they won't be carried over with the Convertify plugin.

  • Hiding parent artboards
  • Rotated parent artboards
  • Ellipsis with "arc" properties

Please note that Sketch protoypes only supports the interaction of On Click.

Sketch also supports navigation types of Navigate To and Back.

Convertify will only carry over any prototype links in Figma that match these prototype attributes that are supported in Sketch.

# Exporting Figma to Adobe XD

To export your designs from Figma for Adobe XD (opens new window), you can follow the steps to convert, download and open your .xd file.

# Selecting a single Figma page to convert to Adobe XD

Once the Convertify plugin is running, you can select the Figma page you would like to convert to Adobe XD.

The plugin will automatically export the Figma page that you're currently viewing. You can change the Figma page you would like to export by clicking on any page in your Figma file listed in the left-hand column in Figma, under the Pages column heading.

Whenever a different page is selected, the plugin will automatically update to reflect how many layers will be converted on the selected page, and calculate a time estimate of how long the conversion will take.

Adobe XD doesn't support multiple pages in a document

Please note, selecting multiple pages only applies to Sketch exports, as the Adobe XD app only supports single page (opens new window) files right now.

# Starting the Figma to Adobe XD conversion

After you've selected your Figma page, you can convert your design to Adobe XD by clicking the Convert to Adobe XD button in the Convertify plugin. This will begin the automated conversion process.

Time Estimates

The time estimate (eg. ~14 seconds to convert 555 layers) is based on the number of layers in your Figma page to give you an indicator of how long the conversion will take. Please note that Figma pages that contain large images will likely increase the time needed to finish converting your Figma page to your Adobe XD file.

# Downloading your .xd file

After Convertify has finished processing your Figma page, you'll be shown a confirmation message; you can download your .xd file by clicking the Download .xd file button.

File downloads from Figma

If you're using the Figma desktop app, you'll see a prompt appear to download your file. However, if you're using Figma in a web browser, your file will automatically be downloaded to your computer by default (usually to the Downloads directory on your computer).

# Opening your .xd file

After you've downloaded your .xd file from Figma to your computer, you can open your file explorer to the directory where it was saved. Double clicking on the exported .xd file will open it up in the version of Adobe XD (opens new window) that you have installed on your computer.

# Understanding differences between Figma and Adobe XD

Convertify does its best to convert all of your layers and atrributes from Figma over to Adobe XD, however, there are some natural limitations based on Adobe XD supporting a smaller number of native features than Figma does.

# Figma features that are missing in Adobe XD

These features are available in Figma, but aren't native to Adobe XD, so they won't be carried over with the Convertify plugin.

  • Hiding parent artboards
  • Rotated parent artboards
  • Ellipsis with "arc" properties
  • Mulitple fills/strokes on a layer
  • Vector layers that use corner radius
  • Strokes/fills applied to groups
  • Vertical alignment for text layers
  • Nested layer masks

Please note that Adobe XD protoypes only supports interactions of On Click, On Drag and Key/Gamepad.

Adobe XD also supports navigation types of Navigate To, Open Overlay, Scroll To and Back.

Convertify will only carry over any prototype links in Figma that match these prototype attributes that are supported in Adobe XD.

# Exporting Figma to Adobe After Effects

To export your designs from Figma for Adobe After Effects (opens new window), you can follow the steps to convert, download and open your .xd file, which can then be exported from Adobe XD (opens new window) into Adobe After Effects.

# Selecting a single Figma page to convert for use in Adobe After Effects

Once the Convertify plugin is running, you can select the Figma page you would like to convert to Adobe After Effects.

The plugin will automatically export the Figma page that you're currently viewing. You can change the Figma page you would like to export by clicking on any page in your Figma file listed in the left-hand column in Figma, under the Pages column heading.

Whenever a different page is selected, the plugin will automatically update to reflect how many layers will be converted on the selected page, and calculate a time estimate of how long the conversion will take.

Adobe XD doesn't support multiple pages in a document

Please note, selecting multiple pages only applies to Sketch exports, as the Adobe XD app only supports single page (opens new window) files right now.

# Starting the Figma to Adobe After Effects conversion

After you've selected your Figma page, you can convert your design to an Adobe XD file (to then export to After Effects) by clicking the Convert to Adobe After Effects button in the Convertify plugin. This will begin the automated conversion process.

Time Estimates

The time estimate (eg. ~14 seconds to convert 555 layers) is based on the number of layers in your Figma page to give you an indicator of how long the conversion will take. Please note that Figma pages that contain large images will likely increase the time needed to finish converting your Figma page to your Adobe XD file.

# Downloading your .xd file for exporting into After Effects

After Convertify has finished processing your Figma page, you'll be shown a confirmation message; you can download your .xd file by clicking the Download .xd file button.

File downloads from Figma

If you're using the Figma desktop app, you'll see a prompt appear to download your file. However, if you're using Figma in a web browser, your file will automatically be downloaded to your computer by default (usually to the Downloads directory on your computer).

# Opening your .xd file in Adobe XD (to then export into After Effects)

After you've downloaded your .xd file from Figma to your computer, you can open your file explorer to the directory where it was saved. Double clicking on the exported .xd file will open it up in the version of Adobe XD (opens new window) that you have installed on your computer.

# Exporting your artboard from Adobe XD into After Effects

After you've opened your .xd file in Adobe XD, you can natively export artboards (opens new window) to After Effects by clicking on any artboard in your page (the one that you would like to use in After Effects), then click FileExportAfter Effects.

# Viewing your exported layers in After Effects

After you've clicked FileExportAfter Effects in for your selected artboard in Adobe XD, the Adobe After Effects app (please ensure it's installed) will automatically open up on your computer, and natively export your selected artboard and all its layers from Adobe XD into your After Effects timeline.

Once the export has finished, you can save your new After Effects file, and close off Adobe XD to continue working on your motion design using the layers originally from your Figma file, which are now all available to animate in After Effects.

# Understanding differences between Figma and After Effects

Convertify does its best to convert all of your layers and atrributes from Figma over to Adobe XD for exporting into After Effects, however, there are some natural limitations based on Adobe XD supporting a smaller number of native features than Figma does.

# Figma features that are missing in Adobe XD (and won't be exported over to After Effects from XD).

These features are available in Figma, but aren't native to Adobe XD, so they won't be carried over to After Effects when you export your file there.

  • Hiding parent artboards
  • Rotated parent artboards
  • Ellipsis with "arc" properties
  • Mulitple fills/strokes on a layer
  • Vector layers that use corner radius
  • Strokes/fills applied to groups
  • Vertical alignment for text layers
  • Nested layer masks