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sprite-anim

sprite-anim

sprite-anim is a simple spritesheet animation engine.

Installation

npm install sprite-anim --save

Features

  • common API (play / pause / stop / gotoAndPlay / gotoAndStop / dispose)
  • initialize frames with data (JSONArrayParser), automatically with dimensions (SimpleParser) or your own custom parser
  • works with DOM elements (DOMRenderer), canvas element (CanvasRenderer), off-screen canvas (OffScreenCanvasRenderer) or your own custom renderer
  • optimized for multiple animations (one requestAnimationFrame for all instances)
  • single animation with multiple spritesheets support

Browser compatibility

IE 6+ with DOM element, IE 9+ with DOM and canvas element. If you need to support IE 8- use es5-shim for EcmaScript 5 methods compatibility.

Documentation

Use

Browserify

var SpriteAnim = require('sprite-anim');

AMD

require(['sprite-anim.js'], function(SpriteAnim){
});

Script tag

<script src="path/to/file/sprite-anim.js"></script>
<script>
  // global variable SpriteAnim
</script>

Examples

DOM element with spritesheet and frame dimensions

var element = document.getElementById('anim');
var renderer = new SpriteAnim.DOMRenderer(element);
var parser = new SpriteAnim.SimpleParser({width: 1410, height: 3960}, {width: 470, height: 120});
var anim = new SpriteAnim(parser, renderer, {frameRate: 25});
 
anim.play();

Canvas element with frames data

var img = new Image();
 
img.addEventListener('load', function(){
  var element = document.getElementById('anim');
  var renderer = new SpriteAnim.CanvasRenderer(element, img);
  var parser = new SpriteAnim.JSONArrayParser(framesData); // framesData is your JSON data
  var anim = new SpriteAnim(parser, renderer, {frameRate: 25});
 
  anim.play();
});
 
img.src = 'images/anim.png';// your spritesheet image

Parsers

SimpleParser

Initialize frames directly with spritesheet image dimensions and frame dimensions.

Params
  • sprite: Object {width: Number, height: Number} || HTMLImageElement (loaded image) || Array Objects with width/height values or loaded images
  • frameSize: Object {width: Number, height: Number}

JSONArrayParser

Initialize frames with an Array of frames data, following the TexturePacker JSONArray output.

Params
  • data: Object
  • scaleFactor (optional): Number

Custom parser

You can implement your own parser.

A parser must have these properties :

  • numFrames: number of frames
  • frames: an array of frames {x, y, index, width, height}
Example
var CustomParser = function(framesData){
  this.numFrames = 0;
  this.frames = [];
 
  // populate frames and increment numFrames
};

Renderers

DOMRenderer

Render frame with a DOM element (background-position).

Params
  • element: DOM element
  • options (optional): Object
    • scaleFactor: Number
    • sprite: HTMLImageElement loaded image || Array loaded images (multiple spritesheets). Auto set background image/size.

CanvasRenderer

Render frame with a canvas element (drawImage).

Params
  • canvas: canvas element
  • sprite: HTMLImageElement loaded spritesheet image || || Array loaded spritesheet images (multiple spritesheets)
  • options (Object):
    • clearFrame (Boolean): clear frame on render

Custom renderer

You can implement your own renderer.

A renderer must have a render method with a parameter frame. There is an optionnal parameter animation which is the SpriteAnim instance. The frame param is an object with properties {x, y, index, width, height}.

Example
var CustomRenderer = function(){
};
 
CustomRenderer.prototype.render = function(frame, animation){
  // draw the frame
};

SpriteAnim

create instance

new SpriteAnim(parser, renderer, options)

options (Object)
  • frameRate (Number) Animation frame rate (default: 60)
  • loop (Boolean) If true loop animation (default: false)
  • yoyo (Boolean) If true repeat from end when looping (default: false)
  • numFrames (Boolean) Force total frames
  • manualUpdate (Boolean) If true the animation will not update itself. (default: false) You'll have to update it manually with an explicit onEnterFrame() call on a custom render loop.

properties

x (Number)

Horizontal position from the top left corner of the container. (default: 0)

y (Number)

Vertical position from the top left corner of the container. (default: 0)

alpha (Number)

Alpha value of the animation. A value between 0 and 1. Currently only supported on canvas mode. (default: 1)

loop (Boolean)

If true loop animation (default: false)

yoyo (Boolean)

If true repeat from end when looping (default: false)

frameRate (Number)

Animation frame rate

numFrames (Number)

Total frames

currentFrame (Number)

Current frame index

isPlaying (Boolean)

true if the animation is playing

reversed (Boolean)

true if the animation is playing reversed

complete (Boolean)

true if the animation is complete

methods

play()

Play animation

pause()

Pause animation

stop()

Pause and reset animation (frame index = 0)

gotoAndPlay(frameIndex)

Go to a frame index and play animation

gotoAndStop(frameIndex)

Go to a frame index and pause animation

onEnterFrame(timeStamp)

Called internally each frame. If you add the manualUpdate option and call this method directly in a external render loop you have to pass a timeStamp argument (from the requestAnimationFrame callback).

renderFrame()

Render the current frame

dispose()

Dispose SpriteAnim instance

events

complete

Dispatched when animation ended

enterFrame

Dispatched on each frame