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Update Tween based on mouse position?

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Hello!

 

I am trying to re-create a hovering animation similar to the one found here when hovering over the location divs:  https://meowwolf.com/ 

 

I originally tried just using requestAnimationFrame and updating the css values inside that function, but it turned out very jittery.  Then I thought perhaps I could run a setInterval function that would run every .5 seconds and get the current mouse position, then use gsap to tween to that position.

 

The codepen shows the results.  It seems to be repeating the tween, but I'm not sure why.  

 

I could be approaching the problem completely wrong as well, so any suggestions on that front would be much appreciated.  Thanks!

See the Pen vagjqJ by pfreema1 (@pfreema1) on CodePen

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So I think I found the problem.  I don't think the code above was updating the mouse position.  Here's what it's supposed to look like: 

See the Pen BPpVYb by pfreema1 (@pfreema1) on CodePen

 

 

So here's a secondary question:  the elements inside the wrapper seem to jump a bit at the beginning of the hover and and the end of the hover.  Any ideas on why that is?

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Thats because you are changing perspective on mouse event, so change in perspective causes a quick jump. Set perspective outside of event.

 

See the Pen MBpKrP?editors=0010 by Sahil89 (@Sahil89) on CodePen

 

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