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Greg Stager

Using Variables in an Object Name

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I am having a little trouble working a variable into an object name.

For instance, suppose I have 30 boxes named box1alpha, box2alpha, box3alpha, etc.

I have tried to drop a variable in the middle of an object name and it seems to work the first time but when the variable is changed it doesn't.

 

In the codepen - I am expecting each box to move down with each click as the num variable is incremented.

How can I get the animation to read the new variable on subsequent plays?

 

See the Pen mdPrNrz?editors=1111 by Arelwynn (@Arelwynn) on CodePen

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You can't change the target of a tween like that.

 

It's best to create a new tween/timeline when you want to animate a a new target. :)

 

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Bummer - this method would have worked much slicker than having 30+ tweens.

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You can just use a functions and loops to do the heavy lifting for you. You can even use a global vars object of values and pass it to the tweens if that works in your situation. If you want to share more, maybe we can point you in the right direction.

 

Happy tweening.

:)

 

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Look at Blake getting all fancy today.

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Nice!

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9 minutes ago, PointC said:

Look at Blake getting all fancy today.

 

It's get fancy with gsap week.

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