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Is this effect/animation possible with GSAP?

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This thread was started before GSAP 3 was released. Some information, especially the syntax, may be out of date for GSAP 3. Please see the GSAP 3 migration guide and release notes for more information about how to update the code to GSAP 3's syntax. 

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Hi guys! I'm new and I'm currently watching the intro videos and while I'm at it, I just want to drop a question. In http://roninamsterdam.com after the preloader, there's a text "Ronin" being animated letter by letter. When it's done animating the word, it scales/zooms in to letter R to the size of your screen, and the white fill becomes transparent to show the image inside/behind the letter R. Can it be done with GSAP?

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Hi @rapola :)


Welcome to the forum.


GSAP can animate most any property. Whether you're using SVG, canvas or just some DOM text and divs, it can handle the animation for you. Something like the site you linked to in your post could be done with canvas or SVG masks. Please keep in mind that GSAP doesn't do any of the rendering. That is all done by the browser. GSAP is an animation engine. 


Hopefully that answers your question. Good luck with your learning and welcome aboard. Happy tweening.


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It's pretty easy to see take a peek at the source code using your browser's dev tools. You can usually see everything being used under the Sources or Network tab.


That site is using canvas for the graphics/rendering, and GSAP for the animations. A quick way to tell if a site is using GSAP is to use this Chrome extension.



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