50. An Introduction to MotionLayout

The MotionLayout class provides an easy way to add animation effects to the views of a user interface layout. This chapter will begin by providing an overview of MotionLayout and introduce the concepts of MotionScenes, Transitions and Keyframes. Once these basics have been covered, the next two chapters (entitled “An Android MotionLayout Editor Tutorial” and “A MotionLayout KeyCycle Tutorial”) will provide additional detail and examples of MotionLayout animation in action through the creation of example projects.

50.1 An Overview of MotionLayout

MotionLayout is a layout container, the primary purpose of which is to animate the transition of views within a layout from one state to another. MotionLayout could, ...

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