Plotly.animation on bar chart

Hi I tried to customize the first example of Plotly animation: in a bar chart and it seems not working anymore. The randomized bars are correctly rendered but no animation is observed:

Plotly.plot('graph', [{
  x: [1, 2, 3],
  y: [2, 0.5, 1],
  type: 'bar'

function randomize() {
  Plotly.animate('graph', {
    data: [{y: [Math.random(), Math.random(), Math.random()]}],
    traces: [0],
    layout: {}
  }, {
    transition: {
      duration: 500,
      easing: 'cubic-in-out'

Anyone have some idea where it may go wrong?

Unfortunately the animation are not (yet?) supported for bar-charts…
It’s work in progress.


You might to subscribe to for the latest development info.

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Subscribed. Thanks a lot for the information!


I am trying to create animation in on horizontal bar charts

But I found this thread which says not supported. Can you kindly tell me what all kind of charts are supported in animations in plotly?

Sudhanshu Garg

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