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Min SDK : 16

Price : Free

Language : Java

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Link : Github

Owner : harjot-oberai

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VectorMaster

Platform API License: MIT This library introduces dynamic control over vector drawables. Each and every aspect of a vector drawable can be controlled dynamically (via Java instances), using this library. Features :
  • Control : Control every attribute related to path, group, vector and clip-path like color, alpha, strokeWdith, translation, scale, rotation etc.
  • Clip Paths : The library supports clip paths.
  • Trimming : The library allows trimming of path by using trimEnd, trimStart and trimOffset parameters.

Usage

Just add the following dependency in your app's build.gradle
dependencies {
compile 'com.sdsmdg.harjot:vectormaster:1.0.9'
}

Background and Working

VectorDrawables are really helpful for removing scaling problem but they lack control. Most of the changes to vector drawables are only possible by creating an AnimatedVectorDrawable and also defining animations. All of this is good but lacks control that may be required during runtime. For example, if we need to change vector's properties (Say, color) based on a user action (Say, if user is choosing the theme of app). We can achieve this using AnimatedVectorDrawable but only to an extent, this approach can't be used if user action leads to an infinite number of cases (Say, if user picks up a random color for theme) and we need to change property of the vector for each case. Thus we need a mechanism that can be used to change a vector's properties at runtime using basic methods like setColor, setScale, setTranslation etc. This is where this library comes in. The library works as follows :
  • First the vector.xml(the VectorDrawable that we wish to control), is parsed using XmlPullParser and the attributes are stored in Models corresponding to the tag.
  • vector attributes are stored in VectorModel, group attributes in GroupModel, path atrributes in PathModel and clip-path attributes in ClipPathModel. The hierarchy is as follows :
     
  • The pathData in PathModel is then parsed using PathParser.java; It parses the string data and converts it into a Path object.
  • All the transformations, scaling etc are done using Matrices after the Path object is built. All this is done prior to the first draw on canvas.
  • At first draw we have the same output as we should have got if we used inbuilt methods to draw the vector.xml using srcCompat.
  • Now, all Models are accessible via getModelByName(...) public methods that can be directly called via the instance of VectorMasterView that we get using findViewById(...).
  • If we wish to change any value, we just need to call model.setParamter(...). model is of type VectorModel, GroupModel, PathModel or ClipPathModel. parameter can be anything like color, scale, rotation etc. depending on the model we are using.
  • After setting a paramter the necesarry paints and paths are rebuilt, scaled, transformed etc.
  • A call to update method repaints the canvas with the required changes.

Examples

ic_heart.xml (This is the original vector that has been used in all examples)

<vector xmlns:android=""
android:width="24dp"
android:height="24dp"
android:viewportWidth="24.0"
android:viewportHeight="24.0">
<path
android:name="outline"
android:pathData="M20.84,4.61a5.5,5.5 0,0 0,-7.78 0L12,5.67l-1.06,-1.06a5.5,5.5 0,0 0,-7.78 7.78l1.06,1.06L12,21.23l7.78,-7.78 1.06,-1.06a5.5,5.5 0,0 0,0 -7.78z"
android:strokeLineCap="round"
android:strokeColor="#5D5D5D"
android:fillColor="#00000000"
android:strokeWidth="2"
android:strokeLineJoin="round"/>
</vector>

Example 1 (Simple Color change)

XML

<com.sdsmdg.harjot.vectormaster.VectorMasterView
android:id="@+id/heart_vector"
android:layout_width="150dp"
android:layout_height="150dp"
app:vector_src="@drawable/ic_heart" />

Java

VectorMasterView heartVector = (VectorMasterView) findViewById(R.id.heart_vector);
// find the correct path using name
PathModel outline = heartVector.getPathModelByName("outline");
// set the stroke color
outline.setStrokeColor(Color.parseColor("#ED4337"));
// set the fill color (if fill color is not set or is TRANSPARENT, then no fill is drawn)
outline.setFillColor(Color.parseColor("#ED4337"));

Result

Example 2 (Trim paths)

XML

<com.sdsmdg.harjot.vectormaster.VectorMasterView
android:id="@+id/heart_vector"
android:layout_width="150dp"
android:layout_height="150dp"
app:vector_src="@drawable/ic_heart" />

Java

VectorMasterView heartVector = (VectorMasterView) findViewById(R.id.heart_vector);
// find the correct path using name
PathModel outline = heartVector.getPathModelByName("outline");
// set trim path start (values are given in fraction of length)
outline.setTrimPathStart(0.0f);
// set trim path end (values are given in fraction of length)
outline.setTrimPathEnd(0.65f);

Result

Example 3 (Simple color animation using ValueAnimator)

XML

<com.sdsmdg.harjot.vectormaster.VectorMasterView
android:id="@+id/heart_vector"
android:layout_width="150dp"
android:layout_height="150dp"
app:vector_src="@drawable/ic_heart" />

Java

VectorMasterView heartVector = (VectorMasterView) findViewById(R.id.heart_vector);
// find the correct path using name
PathModel outline = heartVector.getPathModelByName("outline");
outline.setStrokeColor(Color.parseColor("#ED4337"));
heartVector.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
@Override
public void onClick(View view) {
// initialize valueAnimator and pass start and end color values
ValueAnimator valueAnimator = ValueAnimator.ofObject(new ArgbEvaluator(), Color.WHITE, Color.parseColor("#ED4337"));
valueAnimator.setDuration(1000);
valueAnimator.addUpdateListener(new ValueAnimator.AnimatorUpdateListener() {
@Override
public void onAnimationUpdate(ValueAnimator valueAnimator) {
// set fill color and update view
outline.setFillColor((Integer) valueAnimator.getAnimatedValue());
heartVector.update();
}
});
valueAnimator.start();
}
});

Result

Example 4 (Simple trim animation using ValueAnimator)

XML

<com.sdsmdg.harjot.vectormaster.VectorMasterView
android:id="@+id/heart_vector"
android:layout_width="150dp"
android:layout_height="150dp"
app:vector_src="@drawable/ic_heart" />

Java

VectorMasterView heartVector = (VectorMasterView) findViewById(R.id.heart_vector);
// find the correct path using name
PathModel outline = heartVector.getPathModelByName("outline");
outline.setStrokeColor(Color.parseColor("#ED4337"));
outline.setTrimPathEnd(0.0f);
heartVector.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
@Override
public void onClick(View view) {
// initialise valueAnimator and pass start and end float values
ValueAnimator valueAnimator = ValueAnimator.ofFloat(0.0f, 1.0f);
valueAnimator.setDuration(1000);
valueAnimator.addUpdateListener(new ValueAnimator.AnimatorUpdateListener() {
@Override
public void onAnimationUpdate(ValueAnimator valueAnimator) {
// set trim end value and update view
outline.setTrimPathEnd((Float) valueAnimator.getAnimatedValue());
heartVector.update();
}
});
valueAnimator.start();
}
});

Result

Complex animations

The above examples are just the basic use cases and are meant to serve as a quick start to using the library. For more complex animations and use cases involving clip-paths and groups, head to AnimationExamples
If your animation doesn't involve any clip-path or group, then you may use RichPath library developed by tarek360. This library is really useful, if you don't want to indulge in too much mathematics or logic.

Using as a Custom Drawable

The library also provide custom drawable implementation in form of VecotrMasterDrawable. It provides the same control over the vector, but allows the user to use the drawable as per its wish, for e.g. as a Compound Drawable in TextView, or as the source drawable in ImageView; basically any use case that involves a Drawable can be replaced by VectorMasterDrawable.

Example

XML

<TextView
android:id="@+id/text_view"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:text="Heart"
android:textSize="30sp" />
<ImageView
android:id="@+id/image_view"
android:layout_width="75dp"
android:layout_height="75dp"/>

Java

// Instantiate the custom drawable
VectorMasterDrawable vectorMasterDrawable = new VectorMasterDrawable(this, R.drawable.ic_heart);
// Set top drawable for TextView
TextView textView = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.text_view);
textView.setCompoundDrawablesWithIntrinsicBounds(null, vectorMasterDrawable, null, null);
// Set background drawable for ImageView
ImageView imageView = (ImageView) findViewById(R.id.image_view);
imageView.setImageDrawable(vectorMasterDrawable);
// Set tht stroke color of the drawable
PathModel pathModel = vectorMasterDrawable.getPathModelByName("outline");
pathModel.setStrokeColor(Color.parseColor("#ED4337"));

Result

Limitations

  1. The PathParser.java has been extracted from Android source code of version 5.1.1. After this version all the parsing code was shifted to native for efficiency. I have incorporated some of the changes from the native code into the PathParser.java, but still sometimes parsing errors occur. I have also included a 3rd party parser from Android-Image-Shape. To use this parser instead of the default one, set use_legacy_parser="false". This may help in certain situations but not always. If you find any vector that is not being drawn properly, please file an issue and include the vector.
  2. Path morphing is not supported as of now. I would like to support path morphing between incompatible vectors as well (using techniques mentioned here by Alex Lockwood).
  3. Vector tints are not supported yet.
  4. This library doesn't have dedicated methods for supporting animations. It just exposes the paths, groups etc. for the user to use as he wants, thus for making animations a lot of maths and logic is involved. If you want dedicated methods for animations use RichPath library developed by tarek360.

License

VectorMaster is licensed under MIT license. View license.