10 Best Particles Animation JavaScript Libraries (2024 Update)

Wanna have a modern, animated, interactive background for your web app to attract the users’ attention?

Here are the 10 best JavaScript libraries to create an awesome particle animation (Particle System) on the page using pure JavaScript. Have fun!

Originally Published Feb 2019, updated Jan 19, 2024

7 Best Particles Animation Libraries:

1. Particles.js

Creating An Animated Particle System Using Particles.js

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A standalone JavaScript library helps you create an animated & interactive Particle System that reacts to viewer’s cursor. Based on Html5 canvas element.


2. Create A Background Particles System With JavaScript And Canvas – nodes.js

Create A Background Particles System With JavaScript And Canvas - nodes.js

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The nodes.js JavaScript library lets you create a particles system with animated nodes and connecting lines for the background.


3. Convert Image Into Interactive Particles – particle-image

Convert Image Into Interactive Particles

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A JavaScript library for converting images into customizable particles that interact with mouse and touch events.


4. tsparticles

Lightweight JS Library For Creating Interactive Particles - tsparticles

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tsparticles is an upgraded and continued version of the Particles.js library to create particles in an elegant way.


5. Create Cool Particle Animation Effects With Proton.js

Create Cool Particle Animation Effects With Proton.js

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An easy yet powerful Javascript animation engine to create pretty cool particle effects (e.g. flames, fireworks, bullets, explosions, etc) on the modern web application.


6. Easy Particle Animations In JavaScript – ab-particles

Easy Particle Animations In JavaScript - ab-particles

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An easy yet powerful Javascript animation engine to create pretty cool particle effects (e.g. flames, fireworks, bullets, explosions, etc) on the modern web application.


7. Interactive Particle Animation With JavaScript – JParticles

Interactive Particle Animation With JavaScript – JParticles

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A dependency-free JavaScript library for creating animated, interactive, configurable particle animations on a Canvas element that reacts to your cursor.


8. Particle Network Animation In JavaScript

particle-network-animation

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A JavaScript-powered, interactive particle network animation with randomly generated particles, connectors, and background colors.


9. Animated Particles Background With Pure JavaScript

Animated Particles Background

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This is a simple script to generate responsive, random, CSS3 animated particles (balls) for your background.


10. Interactive Particle / Nest System With JavaScript and Canvas – canvas-nest.js

Interactive Particle / Nest System With JavaScript and Canvas – canvas-nest.js

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A minimal JavaScript library that draws an animated, canvas based particle/nest system for interactive background.


Last thoughts:

Visit our Particle System section to view more JavaScript libraries for the Particle Animation.

You can also check out another article: Best Particle System jQuery Plugins.

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