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React Animation πŸ‘Œ

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Components and animations to easily add movement to your React project


You can see each of the components and animations that are included on this demo page.


npm install --save react-animation


The following components can be used to easily add animation to specific circumstances.


It can be helpful to let users know when something has changed in our UI. This component aims to help by adding an animation to any content that changes.

<AnimateOnChange>{value or child components}</AnimateOnChange>

The AnimateOnChange component will automatically fade out old content and fade in the new content when the content changes. This could be a number or string or any child components.

The following (optional) properties can be used:

  • animationIn
  • animationOut
  • className
  • durationOut
  • style

By default, the animation used is a fade out and in. You can specify an animation for both the out (when the old content is removed) and in (when new content is shown) stages of the animation.

You can reference these by name, for example:

<AnimateOnChange animationIn="popIn" animationOut="popOut">...</AnimateOnChange>

This will apply a popOut animation when removing the old content, and a popIn animation on the new content.

Custom animationInand animationOut values

You can specify a built-in animation by name and it will call in the relevant animation property for you. If you prefer you can also supply a string here such as my-animation 500ms ease-out forwards. This way you can specify your own animation, as long as you've defined the my-animation keyframes somewhere.


If you need more control, such as animating child components of pseudo-elements, you can supply a class name. By default, the component will add a animate-on-change class along with either animate-on-change-in and animate-on-change-out depending on the stage of the animation.

You can supply a className of "foo" and it will apply foo, foo-in and foo-out as necessary.


Nobody likes a half-downloaded image appearing when rendering our UI. This component helps by hiding any children content until a specified image has finished downloading.

<HideUntilLoaded imageToLoad="[IMAGE_URL]">Your content</HideUntilLoaded>

By default the component will apply an opacity of 0 and then a transition when loading has completed. This will fade in the fully downloaded content.

You can supply animationIn an animation name to use that instead of the default fade.


You can specify any React component as a "spinner" or loading indicator. This will be shown while the loading is taking place, and then removed once the content is ready to be shown.

import MySpinner from '../MySpinner' // This could be an animated SVG or any React component

<HideUntilLoaded imageToLoad="[IMAGE_URL]" Spinner={Spinner}>Your content</HideUntilLoaded>


This component makes it easy to animate additions and deletions to a group of components.

<AnimateGroup animation="slide">{children}</AnimateGroup>

It is important for every child to have a unique key, in order for the component to detect changes to the group as children are added and removed.

Animations and transitions can be specified in the same way as for AnimateOnChange, using animationIn and animationOut properties. Alternatively, AnimateGroup supports the convenience property animation which allows the base name of the animation to be specified; so for example, setting animation="bounce" is equivalent to setting the properties animationIn="bounceIn" animationOut="bounceOut".

Note that this component is different to AnimateOnChange as it only animates addition of new elements and removal of existing ones; changes to existing elements are not animated. However, animation of updates to elements can be simulated by changing the child key when its value changes; this will be equivalent to removing the child's old value and replacing it with a new child with the new value.


This package includes some pre-built animations along with their associated keyframes. As well as supplying the animation names to the above components, you can also apply these animations directly to your components:

import { animations } from 'react-animation'

const style = {
  animation: animations.popIn

<MyComponent style={style} />

In this example, popIn evaluates to pop-in 500ms cubic-bezier(0.19, 1, 0.22, 1) forwards.

The following animations are included:

  • fadeIn
  • fadeOut
  • fadeInUp
  • popIn
  • popOut
  • bounceIn
  • bounceOut
  • slideIn
  • slideOut

Using your own styles

You can pass any custom styles into the AnimateOnChange and HideUntilLoaded using the style property.


As well as pre-built animations, this package includes a range of timing functions you can use in animations and transitions.

The full set can be seen in action on the demo page.

You can apply these to your component styles like so:

import { easings } from 'react-animation'

const style = {
  animation: `pop-in ${easings.easeOutExpo} 500ms forwards`

<MyComponent style={style} />

The full list includes:

  • linear
  • easeInSine
  • easeOutSine
  • easeInOutSine
  • easeInQuad
  • easeOutQuad
  • easeInOutQuad
  • easeInCubic
  • easeOutCubic
  • easeInOutCubic
  • easeInQuart
  • easeOutQuart
  • easeInOutQuart
  • easeInQuint
  • easeOutQuint
  • easeInOutQuint
  • easeInExpo
  • easeOutExpo
  • easeInOutExpo
  • easeInBack
  • easeOutBack
  • easeInOutBack


What is this for?

This package is for situations where UI needs to move or animate. These situations could include when data changes, or when an item takes a while to fully load a large background image.

The package also contains pre-built animations that can be applied to components.

Why not use ReactTransitionGroup for many of the use cases?

ReactTransitionGroup is a useful and powerful approach to adding animation to elements, and you could certainly do most of what this package does with it. However you would need to define animation keyframes manually, and style each stage of each animation using classes.

This package aims to help when adding UI movement by making common actions easier. So for situations such as when data changes, or when an element needs to wait until loading has completed before animating into place, this package offers an easier way.

One benefit of this is ensuring that the animations you add to UI elements "feel" the same across a site or app.

ReactTransitionGroup provides a good approach to timing and managing classes but doesn't bring any animations or timing functions.


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