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Hi GSAP experts!


I am new in developing GSAP. In general, do I need to add registeredPlugin codes after the first line of code in the JS file? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance! 😀


import gsap from 'gsap';

// Is this code below needed if I want to use ScrollTrigger and ScrollSmoother plugins?
gsap.registerPlugin(ScrollTrigger, ScrollSmoother);


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That's the idea.

You can also set gsap.defaults before gsap.registerPlugin too...

My first few lines on a typical GSAP project are:

'use strict';
gsap.defaults({overwrite: "auto"});
gsap.registerPlugin(CSSRulePlugin, ScrollToPlugin, ScrollTrigger, TextPlugin);
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Thank you for your reply! Have a great weekend! 😀

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I cannot find where I did it, but im rather sure I used registerPlugin in conditional statements in various places without problems.

I usually do not use build tools though (for a lot of reasons) and as I make sure to load gasp and  the plugins in the correct order registerPlugin is redundant for me in most cases anyhow.


My understanding however is that usually  there should b no need to place registerPlugin always on top as long as you register the plugin before you use it - if it is necessary, but I giving my limited experience with build tools I might be wrong and would happily hear form those who are in the know - and also surely it is nothing wrong with registering at the start of a JS file as a convention. 

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what tech do you use?
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@Dodaxx Are you asking me?

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@iDad5 no , I ask the question to Henry.

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