Here are some Figma Plugins that I compiled which might come in useful. They are all relatively easy to use and might come in handy.
They mainly try to mimic all the features in Adobe Illustrator(AI) so users of AI would be well familiar with how they work.
1. Noise – https://www.figma.com/community/plugin/752558325552095625/Noise
A neat trick to add a little bit of texture into your illustrations. Noise generates a black and white image of… noisy pixels. Initially I couldn’t quite figure out how to make that look good, but I realised simply changing the layer mode to overlay does the trick.
2. Radium – https://www.figma.com/community/plugin/838889318422718953/Radium
Radium basically allows you to rotate and copy an object in specified steps or angles. I used this plugin for the community project Flowers. Pretty straight forward to use. However, it only rotates about it’s centre point, so if you have to do some manipulation to control the rotation point by changing the height of the frames.
3. Blend – https://www.figma.com/community/plugin/735442706723922553/Blend and/or https://www.figma.com/community/plugin/887243243437608411/BlendingMe
Those of you who are familiar with AI, this 2 plugin pretty much does what the name suggests. There are two different plugins have two different functions. Blend allows you to Blend an object along a path, while BlendingMe allows you to blend two different objects.
The controls are relatively similar to AI, it allows you to control the specified steps, and spacing (for Blend only)
4. Looper – https://www.figma.com/community/plugin/950725709690256515/Looper-Legacy
As cool as the name suggest, this plugin has a ton of controls and inputs for you to play around with. This plugin basically took both Blend and Radium and said, why not both at the same time?
Not to mention you can change the colours, opacity. Give it a spin and see what this bad boy can generate for you.
5. Metaball – https://www.figma.com/community/plugin/743754408199479204/Metaball
This plugin is really straightforward to use and generates pretty cool outcomes. Connect your balls, make them look fluid, and union them.
6. Wave and Curve – https://www.figma.com/community/plugin/745971189153303901/Wave-%26-Сurve
This plugin is useful for generating patterns, play around with the controls, generate waves or curves up to your liking. Useful if you want to create some backgrounds or lines.
That’s it. Hope this list has been helpful to anyone who read it. Thank you, and have fun playing with the plugins.