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Second Timeline Faster Than First (same settings)

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The second timeline 'close.TimelineMax()' has similar settings to the first 'open.TimelineMax', yet the second one seems to be sped up. Press the button and wait for the animation to stop before pressing again to activate the second timeline.

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Yup, Diaco's solution is great. Much better to just reverse an animation than worry about 2 separate animations affecting the same properties of the same element. 


To explain why open appeared faster than close consider the following:


div has an x of 0% when your page loads.

When you open you tween the x of div to -100% (traveling a distance of 100%)



when you close you tween the x of div from -100% to +100% (traveling a distance of 200%)

You are going twice the distance with close over the same amount of time (appears faster).


I think you meant for close to tween back to the starting x of 0% (not +100%)

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Thanks for the help and explanations. I learned a lot.

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