## Overview

The aim of figma package is to provide an easy-to-use client/wrapper for the Figma API. It allows you to bring all data from a Figma file to your R session. This includes the data of all objects that you have drawn in this file, and their respective canvas/page metadata.

With this kind of data, you can maybe build a custom and automated layout for documents, or create an automated pipeline to build design content for your clients.

Key features of the package:

• Get all data of a Figma file, or a specific canvas/page in the Figma file, or just the metadata about the file;

• Functions from figma package can output the data into a tibble::tibble() object;

• Returns the raw contents of the HTTP response by default, to give more freedom and information to the user;

## Installation

To get the current version from CRAN:

install.packages("figma")

To get the current development version from github:

devtools::install_github("pedropark99/figma")

## Getting started

A good place to start in the figma package, is to read the main vignette (which you can access with vignette("figma")). But let’s give you a brief summary of its features, shall we?

In order to use the Figma API, you need to collect two key variables in the Figma platform, which are:

• file key: the key (or the ID) that identifies the Figma file that you are interested in;

The file key is collected through the URL that appears when you access this file in your web browser ( See vignette("figma") for more details), and you can create a personal access token in the “Settings” section of the Figma platform (See vignette("figma") for more details).

After you collected these two variables, you can use figma::get_figma_file() to collect all data of your Figma file, like this:

file_key <- "hch8YlkIrYbU3raDzjPvCz"

# Returns a response object:
result <- figma::get_figma_file(
file_key, token
)

By default, figma::get_figma_file() returns the raw contents of the HTTP response. However, you can ask the function to fit the data of your Figma file in a tibble object, if you prefer. Just pass the .output_format = "tibble" argument to the function, like this:

# Returns a tibble object:
result <- figma::get_figma_file(
file_key, token,
.output_format = "tibble"
)

print(result)
# A tibble: 5 × 7
canvas_id canvas_name canvas_type object_id object_name       object_type object_attributes
<chr>     <chr>       <chr>       <chr>     <chr>             <chr>       <list>
1 0:1       Page 1      CANVAS      1:2       Background        RECTANGLE   <named list [9]>
2 0:1       Page 1      CANVAS      5:2       Paragraph         TEXT        <named list [16]>
3 0:1       Page 1      CANVAS      5:3       Arrow             VECTOR      <named list [9]>
4 5:4       Page 2      CANVAS      5:5       BackgroundPagina2 RECTANGLE   <named list [9]>
5 5:4       Page 2      CANVAS      5:6       Texto da página 2 TEXT        <named list [16]>

Instead of getting the data from the entire Figma file, you might need to collect the data from a specific page (or a specific set of pages) of this file. If that’s your case, you can use the figma::get_figma_page() function.

But in order to use the function, you need to collect a third variable, which is the node ID, or, in other words, the ID that identifies the page that you are interested in (See vignette("figma" for more details on how to collect this node ID). After you collected this node ID, you could get this data like this:

node_id <- "0%3A1"
# Returns a tibble object:
result <- figma::get_figma_page(
file_key, token, node_id,
.output_format = "tibble"
)

print(result)
# A tibble: 3 × 7
canvas_id canvas_name canvas_type object_id object_name object_type object_attributes
<chr>     <chr>       <chr>       <chr>     <chr>       <chr>       <list>
1 0:1       Page 1      CANVAS      1:2       Background  RECTANGLE   <named list [9]>
2 0:1       Page 1      CANVAS      5:2       Paragraph   TEXT        <named list [16]>
3 0:1       Page 1      CANVAS      5:3       Arrow       VECTOR      <named list [9]> 

On the other hand, for some reason, you might be not interested in the contents of your Figma file, just the metadata of it. For this case, you can use figma::get_document_info() to get this kind of information, like this:

result <- figma::get_document_info(
file_key, token
)

print(str(result))
List of 13
$id : chr "0:0"$ type         : chr "DOCUMENT"
$name : chr "Untitled"$ components   : Named list()
$componentSets: Named list()$ styles       : Named list()
$schemaVersion: int 0$ lastModified : chr "2022-10-29T23:35:08Z"
$thumbnailUrl : chr "https://s3-alpha-sig.figma.com/thumbnails/446f0181-cfeb-49e7-aec2-36c71aa4b05e?Expires=1667779200&Signature=Mnj"| __truncated__$ version      : chr "2539463517"
$role : chr "owner"$ editorType   : chr "figma"
\$ linkAccess   : chr "view"

See vignette("figma") for more details and a more complete introduction to the package.