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  1. A GSAP tale: One goofy guy’s odyssey from knowing nothing to knowing just enough to confuse himself. (This is crazy long so feel free to jump to the epic conclusion). Greetings fellow GreenSockers. The end of this week marks the one-year anniversary of my first post on the forum so I thought I’d take the opportunity to share my 12-month story and hopefully encourage others to jump into the conversations around here. Maybe you’ll recognize yourself in some of the things I’ve experienced. My quick history in a nutshell Web design and coding is a second care
    32 points
  2. Hey fellow GreenSockers A little over five years ago, I took a chance and posted a question on the GreenSock forum. Nobody called me dumb and that was a HUGE relief! So much so that I wrote an entire GS post about it four years ago. It was a turning point for me and my JavaScript journey. Today, I’m taking another big leap in my life and launching a web animation tutorial site. My reasons for doing so are both personal and professional. This thread is a sequel to my One Year post listed above. Call it My Five Year Journey. Personal reasons My life has been full of
    24 points
  3. You can't animate most flexbox values because they're words, e.g. flex-start, space-around, column-reverse. You can't say, animate to column reverse. The browser has to do the layout. But that's actually a good thing as that's one less thing you have to calculate. To do a flexbox animations, start off by recording the position of your element in it's current state. Now change its flexbox style and let the browser reposition it. Now record the new position of your element. You now know where the element was, and where its supposed to be. Now move your element back to it's old positi
    15 points
  4. Are you familiar with CodePen Challenges? In June 2020, GreenSock got to host it! We decided that it'd be fun to have a competition and give away 3 "Shockingly Green" Club GreenSock memberships each week! What is a CodePen Challenge? CodePen is a site where you can create and share small frontend web projects that you've made. You can also start with another person's creation and then modify it to become your own creation (this is called forking). Every month, CodePen hosts 4 weekly challenges with different themes. They host these challenges to help you improve your frontend sk
    13 points
  5. Hey fellow GreenSockers, I’ve seen some demos and questions lately with SVGs containing nested groups that are 10 deep and generic class names that aren’t helpful. This makes your job tougher, so I thought I’d share a few tips for better SVG exports from Adobe Illustrator. I’ve created a simple SVG with a background rectangle, some ungrouped squares, a group of circles, a group of lines and one open wavy path. Here’s the artwork with the layer panel in AI. Tip 1: IDs If you have elements that you know you’ll be targeting individually, give them an ID
    13 points
  6. Oh my turn! my turn!! PS: Sorry couldn't resist
    13 points
  7. Hi there! My name is Sarah, I'm on the Vue core team and do a lot of work with Vue and SVG animation using GSAP. Yep, you're on the right track, refs are the way to target these elements though technically it still works to target an id or class as usual. However, there are some key pieces in here that I want to separate out in case it's helpful to you, because really the sky's the limit! And they play so well together: 1) The way that animation and rendering work, you are *always* going to be touching the DOM in the case of animation, this can't only happen in the vir
    13 points
  8. I've been getting a bunch of people asking me about how to do a smooth page scroll effect, so here it is. Scrolling is just a transform. If you scroll 100px down, the browser will translate the page -100px up. We can do that with GSAP. TweenLite.set(contentToScroll, { y: -window.pageYOffset }); So how do you prevent the browser from scrolling the content? Position your content in a fixed container, and set the height of the body equal to the height of your content. This will allow the page to scroll, but the fixed container won't move. Now animate the y position of
    12 points
  9. Hey everyone We’re rolling up on Thanksgiving here in America, so I thought I’d say how thankful I am for this forum. You’re a terrific group of people and one AI. I’m so glad I started participating a few years ago. It’s truly been life changing. As a thank you, I’m gonna drop a couple sliders here for the community. I know there are umpteen ways to make a slider, but this is my take on it. I added multiple control types and linked the nav dots animation to the draggable element for a bit of fun. We often have questions about sliders so hopefully these will b
    11 points
  10. With over 100,000 posts in the popular GreenSock forums, we've noticed some common mistakes that you'd be wise to avoid. We threw in a few tips as well. Here is a summary of the mistakes: Creating from() logic issues Not setting ALL transforms with GSAP Not using xPercent and yPercent Recreating animations over and over Adding tweens to completed timelines Not using loops Importing things incorrectly Using the old/verbose syntax Creating from() logic issues It's usually smart to use .to() and .from() tweens instead of .fromTo() be
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  11. Hello everyone, This post is going to be one of those a little long and for those more busy and timeless it is about: A person who had a dream and when he reached resolve to thank the people who helped reach that goal. Well let's go then: First, this was my first post on the forum: https://greensock.com/forums/topic/16437-animation-scale-left-to-right/ And on this date I still used Adobe Muse to make a website because I did not know anything about HTML / CSS, but I already wanted to be good, make sites cool, cool and one day I could gain recognition at Awwwards, so if
    11 points
  12. GreenShock /ɡrēn ˌSHäk/ noun: GreenShock psychological condition caused by prolonged exposure to the GreenSock Animation Platform, especially the use of Club GreenSock plugins. "I’m in GreenShock after witnessing Jack Doyle ‘whip up’ a new plugin and casually post it in the forum." synonyms: astonishment, surprise, stupefaction, incredulity, disbelief, speechlessness, awe, wonder, wonderment
    11 points
  13. @ddi-web-team @Sygol @Yannis Yannakopoulos I whipped together a helper function that should make this quite easy. Check it out in this CodePen: https://codepen.io/GreenSock/pen/823312ec3785be7b25315ec2efd517d8?editors=0010 We may end up adding it as a static method on ScrollTrigger if there's enough interest. What do you think?
    10 points
  14. Hey everyone Another quick SVG tip. Set your stroke dash length to 0 and your linecap to round. That will get you a nice circle border around your path or a string of circles along an open path. For a complete string of circle shapes along the stroke, set the gap equal to the stroke-width. https://codepen.io/PointC/pen/VXMmZV If you set the gap to less than the stroke-width, you can overlap the circles and create a nice scalloped edge. I personally like around 50-70% of the stroke-width. Throw a gradient on for a nice picture frame. https://codepe
    10 points
  15. [updated September 2, 2020] Good news: Google pushed GSAP to their CDN (for use with DoubleClick and AdWords ads). URLs can be found at: https://support.google.com/richmedia/answer/6307288#gs If you get news of other ad networks that have similar news to share, feel free to post here. Enjoy!
    10 points
  16. You can do that by determining velocity of mouse or scrolling, then use that velocity to apply skew. So to determine velocity you can use simple easing and take difference between target and easing value. Here is demo showing original effect based on mouse. This one uses a predefined tween, I set the progress of tween based on eased value. The scroll based effect is a lot more simple as you don't need to use any predefined tween,
    10 points
  17. Welcome! This forum is being provided as a free service to connect talented GSAP animators with those looking to hire them. Please read this entire post before participating. When Posting a Job: Describe the project's technical requirements and provide links to similar examples and/or storyboards (if available). List the start and end dates of the project (or at least a rough timeline). Provide an estimated compensation range. The more detailed you are in describing your needs, the be
    10 points
  18. Hey GreenSockers, This is my 2,000th post so I wanted to take a minute to commemorate the occasion. It’s so much fun to hang out with all of you. As I’ve said before, this is truly a unique place on the web. The community is so friendly and smart and I learn a ton by reading through different approaches to problems and reverse engineering all the clever answers and demos. Thank you all for sharing your knowledge. A special thanks to @GreenSock and @Carl for putting up with me for 2,000 posts. Shout-out to all the other mods @Jonathan, @OSUblake, @Dipscom,
    10 points
  19. Here is very basic demo. You can change movement based on element you are animating. You can also use parallax.js which responds to gyroscope on mobile devices.
    10 points
  20. Hi dear community! I know you missed new releases with HERO banners. Today I present 3 of them! Please give us feedback if you like them. 1. World Of Tanks — Take Control Animation here 2. World Of Tanks — Video 360° Animation here 3. World Of Warships — Dunkirk Collaboration Animation here Thank you!
    10 points
  21. Scroll-driven animations re-invented Animate anything on scroll DOM, CSS, SVG, WebGL, Canvas, whatever. Toggle playback state or scrub through animations Entering or leaving a ScrollTrigger area can make an animation play, pause, resume, reverse, restart, or complete...or you can make the scrollbar can act like a scrubber! Pin elements in place Make an element appear immune to scroll changes while the ScrollTrigger is active. This is surprisingly useful for
    9 points
  22. Conventional wisdom says that kilobytes have a direct impact on load times and consequently user experience. Too many developers, however, myopically focus on a simplistic (and rather dated) "aggregate total file size" mentality and completely miss the broader goal of improving user experience. This article aims to challenge the old paradigm and explain why "spending" kilobytes on a library like GSAP can be a very smart move. Kilobyte cost factors When you're assessing kilobyte cost in a modern, nuanced way consider these factors: Performance yield Some kilobytes
    9 points
  23. Hi everyone, as some of you might know I have been working on putting together a series of GreenSock tutorials based on examples from cool award winning websites. Practical GreenSock is now open for signups and you get also a nice launch bonus (40% off Club GreenSock!) from the @greensock team If you have any feedback, questions or suggestions, please let me know. I did run a giveaway on my site that is now closed. I know I should have invited some of the GreenSock fans from the forum to enter but there was so much to do to get the courses live that I forgo
    9 points
  24. I’ve seen a few questions recently about getting better morphs so I thought I’d share a little tip that may help my fellow AI users. Whether you’ve created your own vectors or downloaded some stock artwork, the scissors tool is a quick way to get better morphs. You can also completely control the start point of your DrawSVG animations. I have an example using a couple heart shapes. This is just an icon from a collection I downloaded. The designer has the first point in the upper right curve of the heart. That’s probably not the best start point for any type of animatio
    9 points
  25. By encourage I think he meant "incessantly bugged me for 2 years" Now, that Craig got his blog up, I'll move on to @OSUblake The world needs a GSAP + Pixi hero. Great job, Craig. I'm truly impressed. I can't wait to finish reading all of it. I'm sure motiontricks.com will be a tremendous resource for anyone learning and mastering GSAP. I'll whole-heartedly recommend it. When's the next post going live?
    9 points
  26. Wow! I just noticed the GSAP forum cracked 10,000 topics. I just wanted to take a moment to thank Jack for not only creating a fantastic set of animation tools, but also for fostering such a great community. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again — this forum really is an oasis in the snarky Interwebs desert. A friendly community with loads of great people and tons of info and demos. Truly one of a kind. A message for any lurkers — try jumping in and asking (or answering) a question. I think you’ll be glad you did. Congratulations Jack. Looking forward to GSAP 3.
    9 points
  27. Hi, I just want to introduce Compress-Or-Die which is an online compression tool especially created for the creators of banners... so I hope for the most of you. It isn't a tool like tinyjpg or jpegmini that just allows to shrink existing JPGs a little bit. It's the one that creates your (also low quality) images from your original data and really squeezes out the last byte. And allows things like JPGs with transparency and "Selective quality" (as known from Adobe Fireworks) btw... Take a look at it here: http://compress-or-die.com/ In this context
    9 points
  28. Thanks for that Joint.js reference. I had also known of it and was gonna post it also but didn’t notice or realize they offered an open source version (cool I better re-look at some others too). There are also others which are only payment or subscription based. Along with a lot of other frameworks related specifically to flowcharts and diagraming which offer connectors but those may or may not have the required events, callbacks etc., logic included. You can even find some nice D3.js, etc., examples which are relative. Many options to choose from but of course no one size fits all
    9 points
  29. Hi @Anand Makhija, This could be a way ... https://codepen.io/mikeK/pen/GyPYPZ Happy tweening ... Mikel
    9 points
  30. Ya there is a lot of code that I am not even sure what is the purpose of that. You are using container's height and width to calculate progress of tweens based on where the cursor is inside the container. Now your container can be a div or window and you need to know how using either affects the implementation. First thing you need is to position your elements where you want them when mouse is at center and from that position eye will translate. You can't use pageX in your actual project because if you scroll it will throw off your calculations. You need to calculate mouse positio
    9 points
  31. Hey everyone I have another SVG quick tip for your text elements. If you need it to slice, explode, shatter or glitch, you may find this useful. I was recently working on a Halloween animation for a client and we needed to slash some SVG text into pieces. My first instinct was to convert the text to paths and slice it up in in AI, but this text needed to be dynamic so that would be a lot of work. I decided to place the text in a pattern element and create a group of polygons filled with that pattern. That allowed me to create the slashed pieces of text (t
    9 points
  32. Here's a super rough and quick version that I did. You could probably smooth out some of the paths in Illustrator a bit more even.
    9 points
  33. The secret sauce... Wave === Sine.easeInOut
    9 points
  34. Hi and welcome to the GreenSock forums!! A looooooooong time ago I made this for another question in the forums. It uses the draggable tool to move the numbers but you could easily use it to get started with what you need: I made a fork of it and changed a bit to simulate what you need: Hopefully this helps. Happy Tweening!!!
    9 points
  35. An even easier way to do this is to make the stagger value negative .staggerFrom(".box", .8, {y:60}, -0.15)
    9 points
  36. So you can imagine, it's Saturday night and there's another deadline looming on Monday. I'm just about to settle in to what I reckon is about 2 hours of work animating "a magical trail randomly jumping around the screen". I got some ideas so just need to crack on. Before I do I just check the "ease-visualizer" and low and behold I find "rough", which I'd forgotten about. Give it a go and that's kinda what I needed, 20 mins later I have finished the job. This keeps happening Jack you have thought of everything and now I don't have any work to do so can enjoy my Saturday evening. So in
    9 points
  37. Hello @vibhor4all and welcome to the GreenSock Forum! Like @mikel advised you can check DOM and window. This way you only run your animation when the HTML, SVG, Canvas, and other assets are ready and loaded to be animated. It is best to wait until the DOM is ready then check if the window is loaded. Since both DOM ready and window loaded can fire at different times based on the server wait response and client building the DOM. Also its optional to also only run on the next requestAnimationFrame() to help prevent jank when first loaded. Wait until: DOM
    9 points
  38. There is this big, big tree. Uuuuh, that's high. I always wanted to climb it. Can I? First touch. The peeling is thick, and itchy, but warm and inspiring confidence. I lay my arms around it, starting to rub up. Hmm? Aaha– Okay– That's how– Nice! It's working. That's all I wanted. No need to leave this robust stem. But wait. What's that? There's a branch! And another? I'm curious– The more I climb this tree –body pressed tight onto it– the fear of these little branches slowly fades. I finally, gently step on one. Sometimes they crackle, but never break!
    9 points
  39. Welcome to the forum. You can check out the Bezier plugin: https://greensock.com/docs/Plugins/BezierPlugin The MorphSVG plugin has a .pathDataToBezier() method. https://greensock.com/docs/Plugins/MorphSVGPlugin You may also be able to make it work with a textPath animation. I wrote about that here: Demo from that thread: https://codepen.io/PointC/pen/vRzmeO Hopefully that points you in the right direction. Happy tweening.
    8 points
  40. An example of triggering animations with the Intersection Observer API. Notice how the handler only toggles the playback state of an animation. if (entry.isIntersecting) { // play animation } else { // pause animation } Your handler is adding the same animations to an already existing timeline, so it's getting longer and longer every time entry.isIntersecting is true. So maybe something like this. inView(entry) { if (entry.isIntersecting) { if (!this.state.firstInview){ TweenMax.to(this.sun, 4, {opacity: 1})
    8 points
  41. The first part inside the object is key and second part is value, so you need to use ternary operator in value part. .to("#square", 1, {backgroundColor: window.innerWidth > 736 ? "red" : "yellow" }); Also, by declaring timeline outside of function you were adding all tweens to same timeline even though you won't be reusing them.
    8 points
  42. The browser does bilinear scaling using 2x2 sampling. PixiJS can do bicubic scaling using 4x4 sampling, which results in a much smoother scale. I explain a little about how to set up here.
    8 points
  43. Hello @Rager and welcome to the GreenSock forum! Its always best to only run your animation when the DOM (HTML and or SVG markup is loaded and ready) and the window is fully loaded (images, links, fonts, stylesheets, js, and other media assets) Try this so you only run your GSAP code when DOM and Window is loaded and ready: // wait until DOM is ready (html and svg markup) document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", function(event) { // wait until window is loaded (images, external JS, external stylesheets, fonts, links, and other media assets) wi
    8 points
  44. Ah! what your code does at the moment, if I'm not mistaken, is create a new timeline for each scroll event – and there can be hundreds or thousands of scroll events per second when the user is scrolling! I assume you don't want thousands of identical timelines First of all, you should create your timeline outside of the scroll function. Just create it anywhere and make it paused, like you're doing now. By the way, instead of what you have, you can use this: docTimeline.to(".lightLogo", 1, { y: "200%" }) .to(".text", 1, { x: "0%" }); It's exactly the same thing, just
    8 points
  45. Hi @Valeria Welcome to the forum and thank you for joining Club GreenSock. As @Acccent mentioned, there would be a whole bunch of ways to approach this. Here's my two cent approach for you. I'm not sure if that is even close to what you had in mind, but maybe it will give you some ideas. Happy tweening and welcome aboard. @Acccent - congratulations on your Moderator promotion. Well done!
    8 points
  46. Did someone say like a ferris wheel? I had this laying around from 4 years ago. Great stuff, Craig and Blake!
    8 points
  47. Yep - the animation is usually easy. (especially with GSAP). Most of the work is in asset prep and organization. I did a post over at CodePen about using the pencil to recreate a font for a handwriting effect. It's pretty much the same technique to create a mask except you don't have to be as precise. A mask has to be close and just enough stroke-width to cover the artwork. You may find some of the info useful. https://codepen.io/PointC/post/animated-handwriting-effect-part-1 https://codepen.io/PointC/post/animated-handwriting-effect-part-2 And the pen that goes wi
    8 points
  48. Here is how you can do it. I have left some comments in the code but most of the math is self explanatory, you can learn these kind of animations using this book: http://lamberta.github.io/html5-animation For better performance you can use opaque canvas.
    8 points
  49. That's because when a tween is defined it is rendered immediately to the start position, usually only noticed in the case of 'from tweens'. Because you are using set at the start of timeline, it is behaving same. You can set immediateRender to false on first tween and it will behave as expected. Well and you can use just fromTo tween to same thing. // To tween tl.set(".slide", { opacity: 1, immediateRender: false }); tl.to(".slide", 1, { x: 300, opacity: 0 }); // fromTo tween tl.fromTo(".slide", 1, { opacity: 1, immediateRender: false }, { x: 300, opacity: 0 });
    8 points
  50. Hello dear friends, No doubt Christmas is coming ... Hi @Jonathan - sorry, when I saw your new portrait, I just felt the need to redecorate my tree to dedicate it to the GreenSock community. I coded my first Christmas tree inspired by the work of Petr Tichy (here) Dec 2015. It was one of my first exercises. Kind regards Mikel
    8 points
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