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The CanvasRenderingContext2D.resetTransform() method of the Canvas 2D API resets the current transform by the identity matrix.


void ctx.resetTransform();


Using the resetTransform method

This is just a simple code snippet which uses the resetTransform method.


<canvas id="canvas"></canvas>


var canvas = document.getElementById('canvas');
var ctx = canvas.getContext('2d');

ctx.rotate(45 * Math.PI / 180);
ctx.fillRect(70, 0, 100, 30);

// reset current transformation matrix to the identity matrix

Edit the code below and see your changes update live in the canvas:

Playable code
<canvas id="canvas" width="400" height="200" class="playable-canvas"></canvas>
<div class="playable-buttons">
  <input id="edit" type="button" value="Edit" />
  <input id="reset" type="button" value="Reset" />
<textarea id="code" class="playable-code">
ctx.rotate(45 * Math.PI / 180);
var canvas = document.getElementById("canvas");
var ctx = canvas.getContext("2d");
var textarea = document.getElementById("code");
var reset = document.getElementById("reset");
var edit = document.getElementById("edit");
var code = textarea.value;

function drawCanvas() {
  ctx.clearRect(0, 0, canvas.width, canvas.height);

reset.addEventListener("click", function() {
  textarea.value = code;

edit.addEventListener("click", function() {

textarea.addEventListener("input", drawCanvas);
window.addEventListener("load", drawCanvas);


You can also use the CanvasRenderingContext2D.setTransform() method to reset the current transform to the identity matrix, like so:

ctx.setTransform(1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0);


Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'CanvasRenderingContext2D.resetTransform' in that specification.
Living Standard  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 31 36 (36) No support No support No support
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support No support 36.0 (36) No support No support No support

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