Lottie JSON model for Javascript/Typescript

Usage no npm install needed!

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  import lottiefilesLottieJs from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@lottiefiles/lottie-js';



An object model for representing the Lottie JSON structure.

This library was created to make interacting with the Lottie JSON object simpler. The library consists of methods to map the Lottie JSON to the object model and interact with properties as well as manipulate them. The goal is to fully map the Lottie object model and add in enough helper methods to the library such that Lottie manipulation can be made easier without having to learn the entire complex structure of a Lottie file.

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  1. Install
yarn add @lottiefiles/lottie-js@0.0.1
  1. Use
import { Animation } from '@lottiefiles/lottie-js';

async function loadAnimation() {
  // Create Lottie instance
  // (you can also use Animation.fromJSON method if you already have the Lottie JSON loaded)
  const anim = await Animation.fromURL('https://assets1.lottiefiles.com/packages/lf20_u4j3xm6r.json');

  // Print some data of the animation
  console.log('Frame Rate', anim.frameRate);
  console.log('Number of Layers', anim.layers.length);

  // Manipulate animation
  anim.name = 'Woohoo';
  anim.width = 512;
  anim.height = 512;

  // Get the new JSON
  const woohooLottie = JSON.stringify(anim);


Documentation & API

The documenting system used is TypeDoc.

Clone the repo and run the yarn command: yarn docs to generate the docs to browse locally.

The generated documentation is placed in the docs/ folder.


The testing system used is Jest and each file should have an accompanying test suite for functional and integration tests.


Development work on the toolkit requires Nodejs and Yarn.


  • Use defensive programming techniques: Ensure type and range of input values, cast values to native representation whenever possible, etc.
  • Refrain from using external dependencies: Discuss before adding a dependency. Check with Bundlephobia for package size and dependencies when choosing one.
  • Use code formatting in the IDE using the given eslint+prettier configs.
  • Write tests to cover all functions and code branches with valid and invalid values.

Setting up

git clone https://github.com/LottieFiles/lottie-js

cd lottie-js

yarn install

Running test suite

yarn test


yarn build