How to start with PixiJS

Starting with PixiJS is relatively straightforward. Here are the basic steps to get started:

  1. Setup Your Development Environment:
    • Create a project directory for your PixiJS project.
    • Ensure you have a code editor installed (e.g., Visual Studio Code, Sublime Text, or your preferred editor).
    • Set up a local development server to serve your HTML and JavaScript files. You can use tools like Node.js with Express or Python's SimpleHTTPServer for this purpose.

  2. HTML Structure:
  3. Create an HTML file for your project. Here's a simple example:

                <!DOCTYPE html>
                <html lang="en">
                    <meta charset="UTF-8">
                    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
                    <title>PixiJS Starter</title>
                    <!-- Your PixiJS canvas will be inserted here -->
                    <script src="main.js"></script>
  4. Installing PixiJS:
  5. You can include PixiJS in your project by downloading the library from the PixiJS website ( or by using a package manager like npm or yarn.

    For npm:

    npm install pixi.js
  6. Create Your JavaScript File:
  7. Create a `main.js` (or any other name you prefer) file in your project directory. This is where you'll write your PixiJS code.

  8. Basic PixiJS Setup:
  9. In your `main.js` file, you'll need to set up the basic structure for a PixiJS application:

                // Import the PixiJS library
                import * as PIXI from 'pixi.js';
                // Create a PixiJS Application
                const app = new PIXI.Application({
                    width: 800, // Set your desired width
                    height: 600, // Set your desired height
                // Add the PixiJS canvas to the HTML document
                // Your PixiJS code goes here...
  10. Create Graphics and Animations:
  11. Now you can start creating graphics, adding sprites, and defining animations using PixiJS. Here's a simple example of creating a sprite and adding it to the stage:

                // Create a PixiJS Sprite
                const sprite = PIXI.Sprite.from('path/to/your-image.png');
                // Set the sprite's position
                sprite.x = 100;
                sprite.y = 100;
                // Add the sprite to the stage
  12. Run Your Application:
  13. Start your local development server and open your HTML file in a web browser to see your PixiJS application in action.

  14. Learn and Experiment:
  15. PixiJS offers a wide range of features and capabilities. As you get comfortable with the basics, explore PixiJS documentation and tutorials to learn more about advanced features, interactivity, animations, and optimizing performance.

    Remember that learning PixiJS, like any library, may take some time and practice. Start with small projects, gradually increase complexity, and refer to PixiJS documentation and community resources for guidance and support.

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