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p5.js | millis() function

  • Last Updated : 17 Apr, 2019

The millis() function in p5.js is used to return the number of milliseconds from starting the program. This function is mostly used in timing events and animation sequences.

Syntax:

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millis()

Parameters: The function does not accept any parameter.

Return Value: It returns the number of milliseconds from starting the program.



Below program illustrates the millis() function in p5.js:

Example: This example uses millis() function to return the number of milliseconds from starting the program.




function setup() {
      
    // Create Canvas of size 450*80 
    createCanvas(450, 80);
}
  
function draw() {
      
    // Set the background color
    background(220);
      
    // Initialize the parameter with
    // current milliseconds
    let ml = millis();
      
    // Set the font size
    textSize(16);
      
    // Set the font color
    fill(color('red'));
      
    // Display result
    text("Current Milli Seconds is : "
                    + ml, 50, 30);
}                    

Output:

Reference: https://p5js.org/reference/#/p5/millis

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