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Is this type of feature possible with GSAP?

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I'm interested in creating a background effect similar to this page:





Just the initial effect where the background images are rotating on what looks to be a 3D axis, and are reactive to the mouse cursor.


Is this possible with GSAP? Any tips much appreciated.



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Hello miraclemaker and Welcome to the GreenSock Forum!


That type effect is called a mouse / touch parallax effect. It just moves the element with the background-image to the left, right, top, and bottom based on the mouse cursor position using a mousemove event handler.


mousemove event handler: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Events/mousemove


Example that uses jQuery for the mousemove event handler and TweenMax for the animation:


Demo: http://www.jqueryscript.net/demo/Mouse-aware-Parallax-Effect-with-jQuery-and-TweenMax-Mouse-Parallax/


Tutorial: http://www.jqueryscript.net/animation/Mouse-aware-Parallax-Effect-with-jQuery-and-TweenMax-Mouse-Parallax.html


There are other ways, but the above is a really straight forward effect :)

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Yup, gettyendless was actually created with GSAP for animation and Three.js for 3D WebGL <canvas> rendering.


Perhaps this 3D mouse-driven parallax demo will help expose the basics of that type of effect: http://jsfiddle.net/Zuriel/qGcd9/ it uses 3D css transforms. 

Also, the mouse-driven movement doesn't really require GSAP. That demo is just uses TweenLite to set() various properties (not animate them over time) as the mouse moves and could be accomplished using plain JS. 

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