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Text Plugin duration issue in timeline

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Hi All,

I've been using the Text Plugin with a duration successfully in a timeline, but just moved over to the object syntax to use the speed property and have all elements type at a constant speed. Now the timeline doesn't seem to adhere to the new dynamic duration of the typing, instead of finishing the typing and then moving onto the next part of the timeline it does it straight away. Is this expected behaviour?




See the Pen mdMZZwg by seed75 (@seed75) on CodePen

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Oooh I think we have a bug 🐛

I'll follow this up for you Giles!

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Yeah, that's a very tricky situation because the duration doesn't get updated until that tween actually renders for the first time, but you're inserting the next tween BEFORE that happens, thus it's based on the original duration. 


Here's a way you can force that tween to render first (thus update its duration) and then insert it into the timeline: 

See the Pen MWvNjbG?editors=1010 by GreenSock (@GreenSock) on CodePen


Does that clear things up? 

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Thanks Jack, that does!


Works well with a helper function to keep the timeline code simpler:

tl.add(createTextTween("#target", "Tween text goes here"));


function createTextTween(target, tweenText){
        var tween = gsap.to(target, {ease: "none", text: {speed: 0.4, value: tweenText}});
        return tween;


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