@opendesign/octopus-reader

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Open Design SDK > Octopus Reader

Octopus Reader

This part of the Open Design SDK is responsible for traversing Octopus file data and aggregating various information from the design artboards. In the context of the whole Open Design SDK, this is quite a low-level layer.

Structure

There are four main levels of the design file contents:

  • Designs (the whole design file)
  • Pages (design artboard collection; optional feature)
  • Artboards (a single frame of the design or a main component definition)
  • Layers (individual shapes, texts and other graphical elements)

Features / Use Cases

  • In-memory convenience layer for working with design file contents
  • Looking up layers in design files, artboards or layer subtrees
  • Listing bitmap and font assets needed for rendering design files, artboards or layer subtrees

Guide

Installation

yarn add @avocode/open-design-octopus-reader

Usage

import { createEmptyDesign } from '@avocode/open-design-octopus-reader'

const design = createEmptyDesign()

Open Designs

The Octopus Reader is not responsible for loading any data from a data source (e.g. the file system or the network). The user needs to manually retrieve the data and construct the Octopus Reader design structure.

const design = OctopusReader.createEmptyDesign()

const artboard1 = design.addArtboard('artboard-1', artboardOctopusData1, {
  name: 'A',
  pageId: 'page-1',
})

const artboard2 = design.addArtboard('artboard-2', artboardOctopusData2, {
  name: 'B',
  pageId: 'page-2',
})

Layer Lookup

It is possible to look up layers by IDs and by selectors. Each content level (design, artboard, layer subtree) allows such lookup.

const layerA1 = artboard.getLayerById('a1')

const textLayersABC = artboard.findLayers({
  name: ['A', 'B', 'C'],
  type: 'textLayer',
})

Lookup methods can either:

  • query the immediate layer level of its context (design – root layers of all artboards; artboard – root layers of the artboard; layer – first-level nested layers in the layer); such methods are prefixed with get.
  • query any number of nesting levels within its context (design – all layers from all artboards; artboard – all layers in the artboard; layer – all layers nested in the layer); such methods are prefixed with find and accept selectors; the depth can also be limited to a specific number of levels.
artboard.getLayerById('id')
artboard.findLayer({ name: 'query' })
artboard.findLayers({ name: 'query' })

These methods are further split into single-result and multi-result ones where the single-result methods return either a layer match or null while the multi-result methods always return a layer collection object.

Design-level lookup methods wrap matched layers in a descriptor objects which contain information about the artboard from which the matched layer originates.

design.findLayer({ type: 'shapeLayer' }) // Type: { artboardId: 'artboard-1', layer: Layer } | null

Layer collection objects are array-like by providing general-purpose methods such as forEach, map or filter:

const shapeLayerNames: Array<string> = artboard
  .findLayers({ type: 'shapeLayer' })
  .map((layer) => {
    return layer.name
  })

The layer collection objects can be further queried:

const textLayers = artboard1.findLayers({ type: 'textLayer' })
const textLayersABC = textLayers.findLayers({ name: ['A', 'B', 'C'] })

Asset Aggregation

Each content level exposes methods for obtaining lists of assets (bitmaps, fonts) it needs. The aggregations can also be limited to a specific number of nesting levels.

⚠️ Note that there can be duplicate asset results in cases where multiple layers use the same asset to allow precise localization of the originating layer within the design file contents.

Bitmap Assets

const designAssets = design.getBitmapAssets()
// Type: Array<{ artboardId, layerId, name }>

const artboardAssets = artboard.getBitmapAssets()
// Type: Array<{ layerId, name }>

const layerAssets = layer.getBitmapAssets({ depth: 2 })
// Type: Array<{ layerId, name }>

Font Assets

const designAssets = design.getFonts()
// Type: Array<{ artboardId, layerId, fontPostScriptName: string, fontTypes: Array<string> }>

const artboardAssets = artboard.getFonts()
// Type: Array<{ layerId, fontPostScriptName: string, fontTypes: Array<string> }>

const layerAssets = layer.getFonts({ depth: 2 })
// Type: Array<{ layerId, fontPostScriptName: string, fontTypes: Array<string> }>

⚠️ Note that there can be duplicate asset results in cases where multiple layers use the same asset to allow precise localization of the originating layer within the design file contents.

💡 Deduplicated asset lists can be retrieved by calling the getUniqueBitmapAssets() and getUniqueFonts() methods respectively instead.

Layer Info

Basides the most common info such as id or name, users are supposed to take most layer info from the layer octopus data (accessible as layer.octopus).

The convenience methods of Layer objects are mainly for nested layer lookup and asset aggregations.

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