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sirhclluk

Using gsaps new random feature

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Hey sirhclluk and welcome. 

 

It seems that you need to include the unit if you're going to use the string form:

x:"random(['0px', '100px', '200px', '500px'])"

 

I find it more intuitive to use the utils version:

gsap.utils.random([0, 100, 200, 500])

 

You could pair it with repeatRefresh for a different random value each time if you'd like:

gsap.timeline({repeat:-1, yoyo:true, repeatRefresh:true})
.to(circ_1, {x:gsap.utils.random([0, 100, 200, 500], true), ...})

 

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Thanks @ZachSaucier 

Yeah I didn't think about the repeat refresh. Even if mine did work, I'd never see the random change. 

Thank you

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There was indeed a minor bug in GSAP that affected string-based "random()" values when the Array form was used, like "random([-100, 20, 80])". That'll be resolved in the next release which you can preview at https://assets.codepen.io/16327/gsap-latest-beta.min.js

 

Of course as @ZachSaucier mentioned, you can just use the regular gsap.utils.random() method directly instead in the meantime. 👍

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Thanks Jack. I look forward to that one. Great work!

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