Top Animation Libraries for React js

Some Popular libraries that you can use to add animation effects and cool interactions to your React project.

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One of the key priorities in modern web apps is improving the user experience. To attract more clients, designers incorporate diverse effects into the UI designs of web applications. As developers, we must be capable of delivering the product in the manner that they demand. However, competence isn’t always the most important factor. We must also be aware of the resources and libraries available to us. I’ll go over some libraries that you can use to add animations to your React project in this article.




React-spring is a spring-physics-based animation library that should address the majority of your UI animation requirements. It provides you with the tools you need to reliably translate your ideas into moving interfaces.
This library exemplifies a cutting-edge approach to animation. Christopher Chedeau’s animation and Cheng Lou’s react-motion are both heavily influenced. It inherits the power of animated’s interpolations and performance, as well as react-ease motions of usage. However, while animated is primarily imperative and react-motion is primarily declarative, react-spring is a hybrid of the two. Small, clear utility methods that don’t necessarily alter how you create your views can amaze you with how easily static data can be transformed into motion.



Professional-grade animation for the modern web
GSAP is a robust JavaScript toolset that turns developers into animation superheroes. Build high-performance animations that work in every major browser. Animate CSS, SVG, canvas, React, Vue, WebGL, colors, strings, motion paths, generic objects…anything JavaScript can touch! GSAP’s ScrollTrigger plugin lets you create jaw-dropping scroll-based animations with minimal code. No other library delivers such advanced sequencing, reliability, and tight control while solving real-world problems on over 11 million sites. GSAP works around countless browser inconsistencies; your animations just work. At its core, GSAP is a high-speed property manipulator, updating values over time with extreme accuracy. It’s up to 20x faster than jQuery! See for what makes GSAP so special.

React Move

Beautiful, data-driven animations for React. Just 3.5kb (gzipped)!

  • Animate HTML, SVG & React-Native
  • Fine-grained control of delay, duration and easing
  • Animation lifecycle events: start, interrupt, end
  • Custom tweening functions
  • Awesome documentation and lots of examples
  • Supported in React, React-Native & React-VR
  • Supports TypeScript
React-Move vs React-Motion
  • React-move allows you to define your animations using durations, delays and ease functions. In react-motion you use spring configurations to define your animations.
  • React-move is designed to easily plugin interpolation for strings, numbers, colors, SVG paths and SVG transforms. With react-motion you can only interpolate numbers so you have to do a bit more work use colors, paths, etc.
  • In react-move you can define different animations for entering, updating and leaving with the ability to specify delay, duration and ease on each individual key. React-motion allows you to define a spring configuration for each key in the “style” object.
  • React-move has lifecycle events on its transitions. You can pass a function to be called on transition start, interrupt or end. React-motion has an “onRest” prop that fires a callback when the animation stops (just the Motion component not TransitionMotion or StaggeredMotion).
  • React-move also allows you to pass your own custom tween functions. It’s all springs in react-motion.

Framer Motion

Motion is a production-ready motion library for React from Framer. It brings declarative animations, effortless layout transitions and gestures while maintaining HTML and SVG semantics.



It uses your React knowledge to create real MP4 videos. Helps to scale your video production using server-side rendering and parametrization.


React Lottie


Why Lottie?

Flexible After Effects features

We currently support solids, shape layers, masks, alpha mattes, trim paths, and dash patterns. And we’ll be adding new features on a regular basis.

Manipulate your animation any way you like

You can go forward, backward, and most importantly you can program your animation to respond to any interaction.

Small file sizes

Bundle vector animations within your app without having to worry about multiple dimensions or large file sizes. Alternatively, you can decouple animation files from your app’s code entirely by loading them from a JSON API.

Learn more ›

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React Motion


For 95% of use-cases of animating components, we don’t have to resort to using hard-coded easing curves and duration. Set up a stiffness and damping for your UI element, and let the magic of physics take care of the rest. This way, you don’t have to worry about petty situations such as interrupted animation behavior. It also greatly simplifies the API.

This library also provides an alternative, more powerful API for React’s TransitionGroup.


React Ticker

React Ticker is a lightweight, performant React component, that moves text, images, and videos infinitely like a newsticker. It can be used to replace the deprecated marquee-HTML-tag.

Learn more about react-ticker


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