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Version: 2.5.x – 2.10.x

Installation

Installing Reanimated requires a couple of additional steps compared to installing most of the popular react-native packages. The steps needed to get reanimated properly configured are listed in the below paragraphs.

Installing the package

First step is to install react-native-reanimated as a dependency in your project:

yarn add react-native-reanimated

Babel plugin

Add Reanimated's Babel plugin to your babel.config.js:

  module.exports = {
presets: [
...
],
plugins: [
...
'react-native-reanimated/plugin',
],
};
caution

Reanimated plugin has to be listed last.

info

After adding the react-native-reanimated/plugin to your project you may encounter a false-positive "Reanimated 2 failed to create a worklet" error. In most cases, this can be fixed by cleaning the application's cache. Depending on your workflow or favourite package manager that could be done by:

  • yarn start --reset-cache
  • npm start -- --reset-cache
  • expo start -c

or other.

Android

No additional steps are necessary.

Proguard

If you're using Proguard, make sure to add rules preventing it from optimizing Turbomodule classes:

-keep class com.swmansion.reanimated.** { *; }
-keep class com.facebook.react.turbomodule.** { *; }

iOS

As reanimated is setup to configure and install automatically, the only thing you have to do is to run pod install in the ios/ directory. Note that the auto-installation setup works for the standard React Native apps, if you have problems setting it up with a custom setup (e.g. brownfield) please start a new issue where we can find a way to guide you through that process.

Sample React-Native project configured with Reanimated

If you have troubles configuring Reanimated in your project, or just want to try the library without the need of setting it up on a fresh project we recommend checking our Reanimated Playground repo, which is essentially a fresh React-Native app with Reanimated library installed and configured properly. Visit the Playground repo here or copy the command below to do a git clone:

git clone https://github.com/software-mansion-labs/reanimated-2-playground.git