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Reverse morphSVG, master timeline

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Hi all,


I am trying to reverse a timeline that contains a morphSVG transition, but it does not seem to want to return to the 'data-original' coordinates.


Here is my code:

var master = new TimelineMax({
		paused: true

	master.add( swipe() );

	//my Animation, morph from one svg to another
	function swipe() {
		var tl = new TimelineMax();
		tl.set(bgSvgStart, {fill: "rgba(33, 32, 32, 0)"})
			.to(bgSvgStart, 0.6, {morphSVG:bgSvgEnd, fill: "rgba(33, 32, 32, 1)", ease: Power2.easeIn});
		return tl;

	if(openingAni == true) {
		//play animation
	} else {
		//play animation in reverse, Not working

I have tried a few variants of the above code, but cannot seem to get anything working on the reverse.





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Hi redrooster :)


I don't see anything in the code that seems like it shouldn't work, but I don't know if you've played the timeline before trying to reverse it.


When you reverse a timeline and don't tell it the time from which it should reverse, it will start the reverse from the current playhead position. If you haven't played anything yet, the playhead is at the beginning and won't reverse.You can fix that by changing your last line to this:


That will start the playback from the end of the timeline. More info about reverse:




That's the only thing that stands out to me. It's always best to prepare a CodePen for these questions so we can get you the best answers. Please follow this link to see how to create one.




Hopefully that helps.


Happy tweening.


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alas, indeed gsap is doing what I needed it to, however all of my other code was breaking it!.


For anyone who wants to see a working  demo of this I have made a pen

See the Pen AXmjYw by marklawrencedesign (@marklawrencedesign) on CodePen


Thanks PointC - I am 99.99% sure Ill be back in the forums with another question - in future a pen will be the way to illustrate my question more!




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