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Hover animation - let finish the animation on mouseleave

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Hi everyone, 

in simple words here is what I'm trying to achieve:

  1. Start an infinite animation when the user hover a div
  2. Pause the animation when the user leave, but after the animation is completed.

I recreated a codepen as you can see, when I go out of the svg, the animation goes to the end but after it doesn't start anymore.


ps: I tried to add play(0) but it will play once (probably because of the callback onRepeat)




while posting I had an idea and looks like it works :)
I just remove the onRepeat callback on the mouseEnter in this way:

$("svg").hover(function() {
hoverDog.eventCallback("onRepeat", function(){});
}, function() {
hoverDog.eventCallback("onRepeat", function(){ hoverDog.pause();});

See the Pen NNMaeK by anon (@anon) on CodePen

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Thanks for the demo.


I have to congratulate you on a very clever solution!


The only thing I would add is that you can just pass in null instead of an empty function.


$("svg").hover(function() {
hoverDog.eventCallback("onRepeat", null);
}, function() {
hoverDog.eventCallback("onRepeat", function(){ hoverDog.pause();});
Great job!
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