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Is there anyway to reanimate an element in a single timeline?

My guess is probably not, but I have a animate sequence that ends with the animation of the first frame.

In the codepen example, I want to animate box1, then box2, then box1 again (exact same animation as the first time it ran).

How should I approach this problem?



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Hi resting  :)


Welcome to the GreenSock forums.


I'm not sure I understand your question, but based on your pen, you want box1 and box2 to move 200px and then you want box 1 to move exactly the same way again? If that's what you want, you have some options. You could set() box1 back to a position of 0 and then animate it 200px again. I'd probably use clearProps to clear everything from box1 and then you can animate it again. Either way will create a jump back to an x position of 0. 

t1.to(b1, 1, {x:200})
  .to(b2, 1, {x:200})
  .set(b1,{clearProps:"all"}) // this will jump it back to 0
  .to(b1, 1, {x:200});

Here's a fork of your pen. 


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


If I've misunderstood what you meant, please add some more details to your question.

Happy tweening.
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You can definitely re-animate the same element as many times as you want in the same timeline. And I wouldn't recommend using clearProps unless you must (it's very rare that you'd need that). If I understand your goal correctly, you can simply use a fromTo() the second time to make it jump back to 0 and animate to 200 again:

t1.to(".box1", 1, {x:200})
  .to(".box2", 1, {x:200})
  .fromTo(".box1", 1, {x:0}, {x:200});



There are other ways to do it too, like using a repeat with a repeatDelay, or even using a tween of a tween, but those are more advanced techniques that probably aren't necessary here. 

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ha! Of course fromTo would be better.


What was I thinking?  :blink:  I probably shouldn't be answering questions before a morning dose of caffeine. :-P  

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