Rough.js

Create graphics with a hand-drawn, sketchy, appearance

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Rough.js

Rough.js is a small (<9kB gzipped) graphics library that lets you draw in a sketchy, hand-drawn-like, style. The library defines primitives to draw lines, curves, arcs, polygons, circles, and ellipses. It also supports drawing SVG paths.

Rough.js works with both Canvas and SVG.

Rough.js sample

Install

Install from npm:

npm install --save roughjs

And use it in your code:

import rough from 'roughjs';

Usage

View Full Rough.js API is available on Github.

Rough.js rectangle

const rc = rough.canvas(document.getElementById('canvas'));
rc.rectangle(10, 10, 200, 200); // x, y, width, height

or SVG

const rc = rough.svg(svg);
let node = rc.rectangle(10, 10, 200, 200); // x, y, width, height
svg.appendChild(node);

Lines and Ellipses

Rough.js rectangle

rc.circle(80, 120, 50); // centerX, centerY, diameter
rc.ellipse(300, 100, 150, 80); // centerX, centerY, width, height
rc.line(80, 120, 300, 100); // x1, y1, x2, y2

Filling

Rough.js rectangle

rc.circle(50, 50, 80, { fill: 'red' }); // fill with red hachure
rc.rectangle(120, 15, 80, 80, { fill: 'red' });
rc.circle(50, 150, 80, {
fill: "rgb(10,150,10)",
fillWeight: 3 // thicker lines for hachure
});
rc.rectangle(220, 15, 80, 80, {
fill: 'red',
hachureAngle: 60, // angle of hachure,
hachureGap: 8
});
rc.rectangle(120, 105, 80, 80, {
fill: 'rgba(255,0,200,0.2)',
fillStyle: 'solid' // solid fill
});

Fill styles can be: hachure(default), solid, zigzag, cross-hatch, dots, sunburst, dashed, or zigzag-line

Rough.js fill examples

Sketching style

Rough.js rectangle

rc.rectangle(15, 15, 80, 80, { roughness: 0.5, fill: 'red' });
rc.rectangle(120, 15, 80, 80, { roughness: 2.8, fill: 'blue' });
rc.rectangle(220, 15, 80, 80, { bowing: 6, stroke: 'green', strokeWidth: 3 });

SVG Paths

Rough.js rectangle

rc.path('M80 80 A 45 45, 0, 0, 0, 125 125 L 125 80 Z', { fill: 'green' });
rc.path('M230 80 A 45 45, 0, 1, 0, 275 125 L 275 80 Z', { fill: 'purple' });
rc.path('M80 230 A 45 45, 0, 0, 1, 125 275 L 125 230 Z', { fill: 'red' });
rc.path('M230 230 A 45 45, 0, 1, 1, 275 275 L 275 230 Z', { fill: 'blue' });

SVG Path with simplification:

Rough.js rectangle Rough.js rectangle

Examples

Rough.js map

View examples here

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API & Documentation

Full Rough.js API

Credits

Core algorithms for drawing lines and ellipse outlines were adapted from handy processing lib.

Algorithm to convert SVG arcs to Canvas described here was adapted from Mozilla codebase

License

MIT License (c) Preet Shihn

Sponsors

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