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Need to know if I'm using jquery.gsap plugin

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After the jquery cdn I added the cdn for TweenMax.min.js then the cdn for jquery.gsap.min.js.  The code works but I don't know if the animation is caused by jquery.animate or gsap plugin.  How can I tell?

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A few options come to mind:

  1. Add a property that only GSAP can do, like "rotation" or "x" or "y". If it works, you know it ain't jQuery doing it ;)
  2. After you create a tween for a particular element, you could use TweenLite.getTweensOf("#yourElement") and see if it returns anything (well, see if the array is empty). That returns all of the registered tweens for that element that haven't been garbage collected. Again, if you get results, you know GSAP is working. 
  3. Along the same lines, you could try calling TweenLite.killTweensOf("#yourElement") while your stuff is tweening. If it stops animating, you know GSAP is doing the animations. If jQuery is controlling it, then killing tweens through TweenLite won't have any effect. 

In your demo, I added an "x:2000" to the tween and it worked fine, so there's your proof :) 

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I found an answer, I just tacked on a TweemMax  command and it worked so the animations are powered by GreenSock!

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For the record, I'd strongly recommend using the GSAP API directly instead of relying on the jQuery plugin. I think you'll find that it's much more empowering and flexible. Plus it's slightly faster. 

 

Happy tweening!

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