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Code Override
Framer X

Link to another overlay from an overlay (Attempt 2)

Overview

I’ve made an overlay link. From that overlay, I want to link to another overlay but stay at the same parent page. So basically open an overlay, click on a link to close the overlay and open another overlay.

Ideally, if we could invoke navigation links in a code override, we could easily implement this. Unfortunately I haven’t found any way to do it yet.

This tip simulates the desired effect with animations in code override. See also this tip for another, simpler (but not perfect) approach that uses the Link and Page tool.

Key steps

  1. Link tool is NOT used in this example
  2. All effects are achieved with animation tools in Framer, such as animate and Animatable
  3. A trick to make it easier to edit the overlay content: make it a design component and put an instance into the main frame
  4. A trick to bring a layer to the front: override style.zIndex:
export const BlueOverlay: Override = () => {
  return {
    style: {
      zIndex: data.blueZ
    }
  };
};
...

data.blueZ = 1; // bring it to the front
data.blueZ = 0; // move it to the back

Conclusion

Pros

  • Closer simulation of the expected effect
  • Flexible animation effects - we can customize the animations however we want

Cons

  • Lots of code required

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