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Animated and tweakable starfield for HTML5 Canvas
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WarpSpeed.js is a simple and lightweight library for drawing an animated and customizable starfield to an HTML5 Canvas element, with a good amout of settings that you can tweak. Settings can also be tweaked at run time.

See it in action

Play with the configurator


As far as I know, it works on browsers as old as IE9. Any browser that supports the Canvas element should be supported. Remember to include a fallback if you're planning to support older browsers too.

Basic usage

  1. Include warpspeed.min.js into your page.
  2. call new WarpSpeed('your canvas id here')

To tweak the settings, you can use editor.html, and copy the string at the bottom, then in your page you can call new WarpSpeed('<your canvas id here>','<string from editor>')

Usage with React

  1. Copy warpspeed.js in react-integration folder, and paste it in your React file.
  2. Add 'import WarpSpeed from "./warpspeed.js"' at the top of your React file.
  3. Add 'const x = new WarpSpeed('your canvas id here')' in your componentDidMount() function.


  • warpspeed.js Source code
  • warpspeed.min.js Compressed version to include in your pages. USE THIS ONE!
  • editor.html Visual settings editor
  • example[1-3].html Various usage examples


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Copyright (C) 2016 Federico Dossena

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this program. If not, see

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