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Pause event edge case

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Let's say on an event such as a modal window opening you want to pause an animation that may or may not the on the page like in a case where you're A/B testing with and without animation. This works great.

if (typeof(myGSanimation) !== 'undefined') {

Now, what if there may be any number of animations being tested and you don't know what timeline to reference?


Is there a strategy for catching any Greensock timelines other than standardizing on a few timeline names and checking for each? 

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Yup, Blake is exactly right.

The use case you describe "stopping all animations on a page when a modal opens" is exactly what we are doing on the GSAP page:



press the download button and the animation will stop.

close the modal and it will resume.


All done with exportRoot()


it's one the 7 Hidden Gems of GSAP too :)

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