Particle Effects for Buttons

Today we’d like to share a little effect library with you that can be used to create bursting particle effects. The idea is to desintegrate an element into particles and making it disappear (and vice versa). This effect looks really interesting on buttons, so we’ve created a little collection that showcases a bunch of different styles for the effect.

The inspiration for this idea came from Cuberto’s Hyperloop interface shot, Route Selection UI.

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The animations are powered by anime.js. Here’s an example of how you can use it:

<!-- Normal HTML element to disintegrate -->
  <button class="button">Button</button>
  <script src="anime.min.js"></script>
  <script src="dist/particles.min.js"></script>
      // Initialize a new instance of Particles to disintegrate/integrate the button
      var particles = new Particles('.button');
      // Disintegrate the button into particles
      // particles.integrate(); // would do the opposite

The following options are available:

Name Type Default Description
canvasPadding Integer 150 Padding for the generated canvas that will be positioned right behind the target element. A canvasPadding = 0 will cause the canvas and the target element to have the same dimensions.
duration Integer 1000 Duration (ms) to perform the animations of target element and particles.
easing String or Function easeInOutCubic Easing function to perform the animation of target element. It will be passed directly to anime.js.
type String circle Type of particle. Could be any of the following values: circle, rectangle, triangle
style String fill Style of particle. Could be any of the following values: fill, stroke.
direction String left Direction to start disintegrating the element. Could be any of the following values: left, right top, bottom. The opposite direction will be used to perform the integrate operation.
size Float or Function Random from 1 to 4 Size (px) for particles.
speed Float or Function Random from -2 to 2 Pixels per frame that a particle will be moved. It could be a function to set it randomly per particle (as default value).
color String Target’s background-color Color used to fill the particles.
Float 3 A coefficient to calculate the amount of particles to animate. A particlesAmountCoefficient = 0 will result in 0 particles, while bigger values will increase the amount of particles.
Float 20 A coefficient to calculate the oscilation of particles while animating. A oscilationCoefficient = 0 will result in no oscilation (straight movements), while bigger values will increase the oscilation, resulting in
a kind of randomness.
begin Function undefined Execute a function at the beginning of the animation.
complete Function undefined Execute a function at the end of the animation.

We hope you enjoy this and find it useful!

References and Credits

Particle Effects for Buttons was written by Luis Manuel and published on Codrops.

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