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In the example codepen I have two divs overlapping each other. During the tweenLite activity the first div fades out and at the end needs to fade back in. It appears that it's opacity seems to remain at 0. In otherwords, the div with the button should reappear.


Does anyone have a solution?

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Hello jsring, and Welcome to the GreenSock Forum!


The best thing to do is use autoAlpha in this case



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You wont need to set display:none when you set opacity to 0 

TweenLite.set(".hidingText", {autoAlpha: 0});
function secret(){
  console.log("Revealing Secret");
  var reveal = new TimelineLite();
  reveal.to(".revealText",  1.4, {autoAlpha: 0, ease:Power4.easeOut}, 0)
  .to(".hidingText", 1, {autoAlpha: 1, ease:Power4.easeInOut}, -0.4)
  .to(".hidingText", 1.4, {autoAlpha: 0, ease:Power4.easeInOut}, 1)
  .to(".revealText", 1, {autoAlpha: 1, ease:Power4.easInOut}, -0.4)


Taken from the CSSPlugin Docs:



Identical to opacity except that when the value hits 0 the visibility property will be set to "hidden" in order to improve browser rendering performance and prevent clicks/interactivity on the target. When the value is anything other than 0, visibility will be set to "inherit". It is not set to "visible" in order to honor inheritance (imagine the parent element is hidden - setting the child to visible explicitly would cause it to appear when that's probably not what was intended). And for convenience, if the element's visibility is initially set to "hidden" and opacity is 1, it will assume opacity should also start at 0. This makes it simple to start things out on your page as invisible (set your css visibility:hidden) and then fade them in whenever you want.

// autoAlpha examples

//fade out and set visibility:hidden
TweenLite.to(element, 2, {autoAlpha:0});
//in 2 seconds, fade back in with visibility:visible
TweenLite.to(element, 2, {autoAlpha:1, delay:2});




If you really need to set display:none after the tween animates opacity to zero (0) .. than you could use an onComplete callback and set display:none there.


Does that help?

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autoAlpha works nicely, thank you. Also, I got rid of the display properties. My actual problem ended up to be the sequence timing, though. it is now working. Thanks for your quick response, Jonathan.

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No worries! Glad you got it working.. Happy Tweening :)

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Yes, Jonathan's suggestion to use autoAlpha is great for this.


I just want to make a little note, If you tween display to  "none", the hidden property will be set at the end of the animation.


Here is a basic example. Notice the circle disappears when it reaches x:400

TweenLite.to(".circle", 1, {x:400, display:"none"})



Also note that since changing the display value effects document flow, it is usually preferred to us autoAlpha as visibility does not impact flow (which is why the text shifts in the demo above)

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