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    Easy to use declarative transitions and a standard set of animations for React Native


    $ npm install react-native-animatable --save


    To animate things you must use the createAnimatableComponent composer similar to the Animated.createAnimatedComponent. The common components View, Text and Image are precomposed and exposed under the Animatable namespace. If you have your own component that you wish to animate, simply wrap it with a Animatable.View or compose it with:

    import * as Animatable from 'react-native-animatable';
    MyCustomComponent = Animatable.createAnimatableComponent(MyCustomComponent);

    Declarative Usage


    <Animatable.Text animation="zoomInUp">Zoom me up, Scotty</Animatable.Text>


    To make looping animations simply set the iterationCount to infinite. Most animations except the attention seekers work best when setting direction to alternate.

    <Animatable.Text animation="slideInDown" iterationCount={5} direction="alternate">Up and down you go</Animatable.Text>
    <Animatable.Text animation="pulse" easing="ease-out" iterationCount="infinite" style={{ textAlign: 'center' }}>❤️</Animatable.Text>

    Animatable looping demo

    Generic transitions

    You can create your own simple transitions of a style property of your own choosing. The following example will increase the font size by 5 for every tap – all animated, all declarative! If you don't supply a duration property, a spring animation will be used.

    Note: If you are using colors, please use rgba() syntax.

    Note: Transitions require StyleSheet.flatten available in React Native 0.15 or later. If you are running on anything lower, please polyfill as described under imperative usage.

    <TouchableOpacity onPress={() => this.setState({fontSize: (this.state.fontSize || 10) + 5 })}>
      <Animatable.Text transition="fontSize" style={{fontSize: this.state.fontSize || 10}}>Size me up, Scotty</Animatable.Text>


    Note: Other properties will be passed down to underlying component.

    Prop Description Default
    animation Name of the animation, see below for available animations. None
    duration For how long the animation will run (milliseconds). 1000
    delay Optionally delay animation (milliseconds). 0
    direction Direction of animation, especially useful for repeating animations. Valid values: normal, reverse, alternate, alternate-reverse. normal
    easing Timing function for the animation. Valid values: custom function or linear, ease, ease-in, ease-out, ease-in-out, ease-in-cubic, ease-out-cubic, ease-in-out-cubic, ease-in-circ, ease-out-circ, ease-in-out-circ, ease-in-expo, ease-out-expo, ease-in-out-expo, ease-in-quad, ease-out-quad, ease-in-out-quad, ease-in-quart, ease-out-quart, ease-in-out-quart, ease-in-quint, ease-out-quint, ease-in-out-quint, ease-in-sine, ease-out-sine, ease-in-out-sine, ease-in-back, ease-out-back, ease-in-out-back. ease
    iterationCount How many times to run the animation, use infinite for looped animations. 1
    transition What style property to transition, for example opacity, rotate or fontSize. Use array for multiple properties. None
    onAnimationBegin A function that is called when the animation has been started. None
    onAnimationEnd A function that is called when the animation has been completed successfully or cancelled. Function is called with an endState argument, refer to endState.finished to see if the animation completed or not. None
    useNativeDriver Whether to use native or JavaScript animation driver. Native driver can help with performance but cannot handle all types of styling and requires you to integrate that module on iOS. false

    Imperative Usage


    All animations are exposed as functions on Animatable elements, they take an optional duration argument. They return a promise that is resolved when animation completes successfully or is cancelled.

    import * as Animatable from 'react-native-animatable';
    class ExampleView extends Component {
      render() {
        return (
          <TouchableWithoutFeedback onPress={() => this.refs.view.bounce(800).then((endState) => console.log(endState.finished ? 'bounce finished' : 'bounce cancelled');}>
            <Animatable.View ref="view">
              <Text>Bounce me!</Text>

    To stop any ongoing animations, just invoke stopAnimation() on that element.

    Generic transitions

    transition(fromValues, toValues[[, duration], easing])

    Will transition between given styles. If no duration or easing is passed a spring animation will be used.

    transitionTo(toValues[[, duration], easing])

    This function will try to determine the current styles and pass it along to transition() as fromValues.

    import * as Animatable from 'react-native-animatable';
    class ExampleView extends Component {
      render() {
        return (
          <TouchableWithoutFeedback onPress={() => this.refs.text.transitionTo({opacity: 0.2});}>
            <Animatable.Text ref="text">Fade me!</Animatable.Text>

    Custom Animations

    Animations can be referred to by a global name or a definition object.

    Animation Definition Schema

    An animation definition is a plain object that contains an optional easing property, an optional style property for static non-animated styles (useful for perspective, backfaceVisibility, zIndex etc) and a list of keyframes. The keyframes are refered to by a number between 0 to 1 or from and to. Inspect the source in the definitions folder to see more in depth examples.

    A simple fade in animation:

    const fadeIn = {
      from: {
        opacity: 0,
      to: {
        opacity: 1,

    Combining multiple styles to create a zoom out animation:

    const zoomOut = {
      0: {
        opacity: 1,
        scale: 1,
      0.5: {
        opacity: 1,
        scale: 0.3,
      1: {
        opacity: 0,
        scale: 0,

    To make your animations globally available by referring to them by a name, you can register them with initializeRegistryWithDefinitions. This function can also be used to replace built in animations in case you want to tweak some value.

      myFancyAnimation: {
        from: { ... },
        to: { ... },

    Demo / Example

    See Example folder.



    Animations are heavily inspired by Animated.css.

    Attention Seekers


    • bounce
    • flash
    • jello
    • pulse
    • rotate
    • rubberBand
    • shake
    • swing
    • tada
    • wobble

    Bouncing Entrances


    • bounceIn
    • bounceInDown
    • bounceInUp
    • bounceInLeft
    • bounceInRight

    Bouncing Exits


    • bounceOut
    • bounceOutDown
    • bounceOutUp
    • bounceOutLeft
    • bounceOutRight

    Fading Entrances


    • fadeIn
    • fadeInDown
    • fadeInDownBig
    • fadeInUp
    • fadeInUpBig
    • fadeInLeft
    • fadeInLeftBig
    • fadeInRight
    • fadeInRightBig

    Fading Exits


    • fadeOut
    • fadeOutDown
    • fadeOutDownBig
    • fadeOutUp
    • fadeOutUpBig
    • fadeOutLeft
    • fadeOutLeftBig
    • fadeOutRight
    • fadeOutRightBig



    • flipInX
    • flipInY
    • flipOutX
    • flipOutY



    • lightSpeedIn
    • lightSpeedOut

    Sliding Entrances


    • slideInDown
    • slideInUp
    • slideInLeft
    • slideInRight

    Sliding Exits


    • slideOutDown
    • slideOutUp
    • slideOutLeft
    • slideOutRight

    Zooming Entrances


    • zoomIn
    • zoomInDown
    • zoomInUp
    • zoomInLeft
    • zoomInRight

    Zooming Exits


    • zoomOut
    • zoomOutDown
    • zoomOutUp
    • zoomOutLeft
    • zoomOutRight



    MIT License. © Joel Arvidsson 2015


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