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Hi all :) I'm a new member


I need to animate text with Gsap. I know of SplitText plugin, but unfortunately I am not a premium member. I found blast.js that it's perfect for my needs:  http://julian.com/research/blast/


Is it possible to use it with Gsap? If yes, can You provide me an example, please?


Thanks in advance



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Yes it sure is possible, actually SplitText what it does (among other cool things) is to split a text into letters, words, etc. As Blast.js does the same thing it applies a class to those "splitted letters, words, etc". Then it is as simple as animating any other element.

TweenMax.fromTo(".blast", 1, {autoAlpha:0}, {autoAlpha:1});

You can view an example with splitText here: 

See the Pen cmDpr by netgfx (@netgfx) on CodePen

Basically you can fork my example and use blast.js to split the letters/words and if you keep the same class it will basically work out of the box.

Note that in my example I use the .revert() function of SplitText that actually un-splits the "splitted letters/words" and makes it whole again.

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Hey Michael, really thanks for the reply. I solved using this code:

$(window).load(function () {

	$("h2").blast({ delimiter: "letter" });

	var tl = new TimelineMax({delay:1, onComplete:completeHandler});

	tl.staggerFromTo(".blast", 0.15, {autoAlpha:0}, {autoAlpha:1},0.2);

	function completeHandler()

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