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Awesome Canvas

A curated list of awesome HTML5 Canvas with examples, related articles and posts.

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Last Update: Nov. 30, 2020, 12:11 a.m.

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show me the code](] • A result of a study creating performant particles with Canvas 2D.

show me the code](] • This demo is an implementation of a full 8-bit color cycling engine, rendered into an HTML5 Canvas in real-time.

show me the code](] • Reference to make loaders using canvas.

show me the code](] • A great example about how to create circular rings using canvas.

Google Chrome strongly recommended) • Thid demo renders a 3d model of Apple iPod with sphere environmental mapping technique.

show me the code](] • A cloth 3D effect fork.

show me the code](] • Experiment show how to generates random particles. Very simple code for assimilate.

show me the code](] • A example about GPU rendering shader experiments with procedural 3D scene generation using ray marching and distance field (also known as 'sphere tracing') rendering techniques.

show me the code](] • A simple example about events using canvas.

show me the code](] • Simple canvas based animation; draws random lines across the field. Makes an interesting papery pattern that becomes increasingly detailed with each iteration.

show me the code](] • Interactive nodes built from image data. Use the mouse to play.

show me the code](] • Generates a scrawl of a city, a canvas HTML5 experiment. Based on Inception movie

show me the code](] • Experiment for Chrome. Mix of webkit-filter and canvas for a metaballs effect.

show me the code](]• This is a JavaScript experiment to capture movements. Just Dance Idea + HTML5 Canvas Implementation.

Amazing experiment about nodes effects in addition with cloth and animation effect.

A good example about Liquid Particles.

A complete tool to draw diagrams and other geometric forms, made in canvas.

A example about fractal renderer using canvas.

show me the code](] • A example about typeface animation.

show me the code](] • A reference to create rain particles.

show me the code](] • Reference to create astonishing particles.

show me the code](] • Beautiful particles created usign canvas.

show me the code](] • Besides being a good example, it also is a tutorial about game made with canvas.

A entire game created using canvas

show me the code](] • Raindrops using canvas. It's Neatnait Canvas Rain fork.

Amazig example about line movement and animation.

show me the code](] • An example about creating a star time-lapse sky using canvas.

show me the code](] • Demo about generating 2D trees in canvas.

show me the code](] • Simple trigonometry visualisation.

Block based destruction of HTML5 video, best viewed in webkit based browsers.

show me the code](] • Wipers receiving life with canvas.

show me the code](] • A simple canvas example showing a Lorenz atractor

show me the code](] • Excelent example about vector postion and movement.

A Space Craft made and rotating with canvas.

To draw using canvas

Bring data to life with SVG, Canvas and HTML.


iio Engine: A JavaScript game engine for HTML5 Canvas

2y 117d

Konva.js is an HTML5 Canvas JavaScript framework that extends the 2d context by enabling canvas interactivity for desktop and mobile applications.


Powerful and Lightweight Library to create using HTML5 Canvas

1y 87d

The Swiss Army Knife of Vector Graphics Scripting – Scriptographer ported to JavaScript and the browser, using HTML5 Canvas. Created by @lehni & @puckey


Javascript particle animation library


Cross-Platform JavaScript Creative Coding Framework

3y 11m

HTML5 canvas charts driven by HTML table elements

5y 8m

Flat, round, designer-friendly pseudo-3D engine for canvas & SVG


A lightweight canvas library which providing 2d draw for Apache ECharts (incubating)


is HTML5 games library for making pixel based games using Javascript and the canvas tag.

is an open source chemistry and chem-informatics toolkit where canvas is being used to solve common chemistry related tasks, displaying the molecules in a variety of different ways.

is a JavaScript library that makes working with the HTML5 Canvas element easy. Useful for creating games, generative art, and other highly graphical experiences. EaselJS is part of CreateJS - a modular libraries and tools which work together or independently to enable rich interactive content on open web technologies via HTML5.

provides interactive object model on top of canvas element

p5.js is a JS client-side library for creating graphic and interactive experiences

Nice modular Javascript library with clear OOP syntaxe and lots of features.

Super fast HTML 5 2D rendering engine that uses webGL with canvas fallback

is a data visualization programming language.

Pts is a javascript library for visualization and creative-coding.

is a javascript library that makes WebGL - 3D in the browser, however you can render using canvas instead of WebGL

For other purposes, but still use canvas

High performance rendering for React components

3y 8m




Creator of sketch.js and actively creating and sharing canvas/WebGL experiments

Actively creating and sharing canvas experiments

HTML5 game developer and EnclaveGames indie studio founder

Websites and Tutorials

This article takes you through the basics of implementing a 2D canvas context, and using the basic canvas functions, including lines, shape primitives, images, text, and more. You are assumed to have mastered JavaScript basics already.

a fantastic tutorial for any canvas programming wannabes, where he runs through the steps needed to create a Breakout clone. The tutorial consists of 12 very clear and concise steps, where you can view a demo of how your project should look so far.

A good font to study canvas. You can find application, games, tools and tutorials for the canvas HTML5 element.

a tutorial that explains more about how procedural drawing works so that others can also learn the skill and start producing their own patterns.

this tutorial describes the structure of a typical game class in JavaScript, drawing to the canvas, double buffering, map/tile representation and player movement.

Provides examples of velocity, acceleration, collisions, rotation and particle effects.

Shortcut tutorial shows how create simple and colorful particles.

A 5 lesson tutorial that explain how to make a Lunar Lander game in JavaScript.