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Lottie Player Web Component

Awesome Vector Animations

This started as a fork of @dotlottie/player-component, mainly made to address issues with render settings and aspect ratio. Since then we've added some functionalities here and tweaked some configurations there, and now this is the most versatile Lottie Player Web Component out there!

The component is built with Lit and compiled with Rust. It's compatible with server side rendering, and like any good web component it's framework agnostic.

If you only need to render animations as SVG we've made light version: @johanaarstein/dotlottie-player-light.


Here is a demo, running on Next.js 13 using TypeScript.



  • Import from CDN:
<script src=""></script>
  • Import from node_modules directory:
<script src="/node_modules/@johanaarstein/dotlottie-player/dist/index.js"></script>

In JavaScript or TypeScript

  1. Install using npm or yarn:
npm install --save @johanaarstein/dotlottie-player
  1. Import in your app:
import '@johanaarstein/dotlottie-player'


Add the element dotlottie-player to your markup and point src to a Lottie animation of your choice. If you're working in SSR environments like Next.js or Nuxt.js, it might be a good idea to set reflective booleans (like autoplay, controls and loop) to an empty string instead of true – to mimic how modern browsers treats these values in markup, as opposed to how Node.js treats them. This way you avoid hydration errors.

  style="width: 320px; margin: auto;"

To set animations programmatically, use the load() method.

const lottiePlayer = document.querySelector('dotlottie-player')


  1. Import the component in app.component.ts.
import { Component } from '@angular/core'
import '@johanaarstein/dotlottie-player'

  selector: 'app-root',
  templateUrl: './app.component.html',
  styleUrls: ['./app.component.scss']
export class AppComponent {
  title = 'your-app-name';
  1. Add the player to your html template.

React.js / Next.js

If you've already imported the library in a parent component, you don't need to import it again in children of that component. If you want to assign the element a class note that you need to use the class namespace, and not className.

import '@johanaarstein/dotlottie-player'

function App() {
  return (
        width: '320px',
        margin: 'auto'

export default App

If you're using TypeScript and want to assign the component a ref, you can do it like this:

import { useRef } from 'react'
import '@johanaarstein/dotlottie-player'
import type { DotLottiePlayer } from '@johanaarstein/dotlottie-player'

function App() {
  const animation = useRef<DotLottiePlayer | null>(null)
  return (

export default App

Vue.js / Nuxt.js (using Vite.js)

Compared to React and Angular there's a couple of extra steps, but surely nothing too daunting.

  1. Declare the dotlottie-player tag as a custom element, to prevent Vue from attempting to resolve it.

In Vue.js


import { defineConfig } from 'vite'
import vue from '@vitejs/plugin-vue'

export default defineConfig({
  plugins: [
      template: {
        compilerOptions: {
          isCustomElement: (tag: string) => ['dotlottie-player'].includes(tag),

In Nuxt.js


export default defineNuxtConfig({
  vue: {
    compilerOptions: {
      isCustomElement: (tag: string) => ['dotlottie-player'].includes(tag),
  1. Import/initiate the component.

In Vue.js


import { createApp } from 'vue'
import { DotLottiePlayer } from '@johanaarstein/dotlottie-player'
import App from './App.vue'

const app = createApp(App)
app.component('DotLottiePlayer', DotLottiePlayer)

In Nuxt.js

Create a plugins folder in your root if it doesn't exist already, add a file named dotlottie-player.js:

import { DotLottiePlayer } from '@johanaarstein/dotlottie-player'

export default defineNuxtPlugin(({ vueApp }) => {
  vueApp.component('DotLottiePlayer', DotLottiePlayer)
  1. The component can now be used in your pages or components template tags.
    style="width: 320px; margin: auto;"


Property / Attribute Description Type Default
autoplay Play animation on load boolean false
background Background color string undefined
controls Show controls boolean false
count Number of times to loop animation number undefined
direction Direction of animation 1 | -1 1
hover Whether to play on mouse hover boolean false
loop Whether to loop animation boolean false
mode Play mode normal | bounce normal
objectfit Resizing of animation in container contain | cover | fill | none contain
renderer Renderer to use svg | canvas | html svg
segment Play only part of an animation. E. g. from frame 10 to frame 60 would be [10, 60] [number, number] undefined
speed Animation speed number 1
src (required) URL to LottieJSON or dotLottie string undefined
subframe When enabled this can help to reduce flicker on some animations, especially on Safari and iOS devices. boolean false


Method Function
load(src: string) => void Load
pause() => void Pause
play() => void Play
reload() => void Reload
seek(value: number | string) => void Go to frame. Can be a number or a percentage string (e. g. 50%).
setDirection(value: 1 | -1) => void Set Direction
setLooping(value: boolean) => void Set Looping
setSpeed(value?: number) => void Set Speed
setSubframe(value: boolean) => void Set subframe
snapshot(download?: boolean) => string Snapshot the current frame as SVG. If 'download' is set to true, a download is triggered in the browser.
stop() => void Stop
toggleBoomerang() => void Toggle between bounce and normal
toggleLooping() => void Toggle looping
togglePlay() => void Toggle play


The following events are exposed and can be listened to via addEventListener calls.

Name Description
complete Animation is complete – including all loops
destroyed Animation is destroyed
error The source cannot be parsed, fails to load or has format errors
frame A new frame is entered
freeze Animation is paused due to player being out of view
load Animation is loaded
loop A loop is completed
play Animation has started playing
pause Animation has paused
ready Animation is loaded and player is ready
stop Animation has stopped

WordPress Plugin

We've made a free WordPress plugin that works with Gutenberg Blocks, Elementor, Divi Builder and Flatsome UX Builder: AM LottiePlayer. It has all the functionality of this package, with a helpful user interface.

It's super lightweight – and only loads on pages where animations are used.



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