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TimelineLite kill() Method to Kill all Timeline Animations Immediately

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I have a DOM element that stores a TimelineLite Object in a data object. I reference this stored TimelineLite Object at a given time and call the kill() method on this object.


From what I understand and desire, the kill() method will immediately stop the animations on the TimelineLite Object and release for garbage collection.


I have several tweens and potentially timelines nested in the referred TimelineLite Object. I want them all to stop immediately even if currently tweening. They should stop right where they are.


This is not what I am experiencing. Currently tweening animations/tweens continue to run until completion, and only then do animations stop (do not continue to run).


Am I doing something wrong here? Should I be using a different method to accomplish the desired result? Should I be getting the nested tweens/timelines and then kill() those first?

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Sorry to hear things might not be working properly. I haven't experienced calling timeline.kill() and having the timeline continue playing.


Can you provide a super simple example that we can test? Using codepen.io or jsfiddle is best but you can also attach a zip. We'll certainly look into it.

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