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Good afternoon,

I've been working on this animation to show a number rolling into view, as you might see on a digital altimeter.

My solution was to add pauses in the timeline so that the rolling number would pause for a moment when changing over.


The animation works as I would like it to at first, but when the animation begins to repeat, it appears to ignore the .addPause's that I have added.


I'm hoping that there may be a more elegant solution to my desired animation, or that someone may be able to help me understand why the pauses disappear when the timeline repeats.



See the Pen BjgMZj by doggard (@doggard) on CodePen

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Hi doggard  :)


Welcome to the forums.


Thank you very much for providing the CodePen. I think we can make your code quite a bit shorter using a loop. Then you wouldn't need to use the timeScale() and delayedCalls to get your pauses between numbers.


Here's what I used:

var ones = $('#ones'),
    tens = $('#tens'),
    childTl = new TimelineMax({repeat:-1});

TweenMax.set(ones, {yPercent:-90})
TweenMax.set(tens, {yPercent:-90})

for (i=0; i<10; i++) {
childTl.to(tens, .20, {yPercent:"+=9", ease:Linear.easeNone},"+=1") // the "+=1" is the pause - adjust to your liking

Here's a fork of your pen with that solution:

See the Pen BjXYdN by PointC (@PointC) on CodePen


Hopefully that helps a little bit.


Happy tweening and welcome aboard.



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This is exactly what I was looking for! Thanks so much for your quick response!

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You're welcome. I'm happy to help. 


Happy tweening. :)

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Welcome to the forums.


PointC's solution is definitely the way to go with this.


I just want to point out that the main reason the addPause() was not working on repeat was because you set the tween to repeat and not the timeline.



childTl.to(tens, 10, {yPercent:0, ease:Linear.easeNone, repeat:-1}) // not good
        .addPause(0, myFunction)
        .addPause(1, myFunction)
        .addPause(2, myFunction)
you would have needed to do

var childTl = new TimelineMax({repeat:-1}); // better
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