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Hi there,


I'm just getting started with Greensock and my first impressions are very positive indeed! 


I'm running into a problem that is probably really easily addressed but I haven't seen in it mentioned in the forum or the documents I've read so far. Apologies if I have missed it.


Basically, I'm having a bunch of screen elements emerge after a web page has loaded. The problem is that you see the interfaces in their final form for a flash as the page loads. Is there an easy way of addressing this? 


Thanks in advance,

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Hi ericshew :)


Welcome to the forums and thank you for being a Club GreenSock member.


The easiest way to fix that little flash is to set the visibility of your element(s) to hidden in your CSS (or set the opacity to 0 is fine too) and then before you start animating anything you can use GSAP to make them visible again. Like this:

TweenMax.set(yourElement, {autoAlpha:1}); 

autoAlpha is a combo of opacity and visibility so you're basically making everything visible right before your animation tweens and/or timelines start. That should fix the flash for you.


Hopefully that helps.


Happy tweening and welcome aboard.


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Wow! Worked like a charm. Thanks so much. GSAP looks amazing. Can't weight to start delving into it!

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Happy to help. That's how we roll in the GreenSock neighborhood.  ;)


Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any additional problems or questions. If it's something beyond a basic question, a simplified CodePen demo is great so we can edit your live code and get you the best assistance.


If you haven't seen Carl's blog post about CodePen yet, please take a look at your convenience.




Thanks again for joining Club GreenSock - we're happy to have you with us.


Have fun with your new tweening powers.


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