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  1. I actually started this topic in another thread but decided it needed a more appropriate title and separate thread. It seems as though the animations are not working or displaying properly under iOS 5.X and Safari desktop 5.X. I'm currently using the latest GSAP files (from CDN). I've tried using this but to no avail: TweenLite.ticker.useRAF(false); I have no idea what to try next. You can see how I'm stringing together the timelines in Matchups.js build(). I can rip them out and put them in the post if that helps. Please let me know. Most of the view is blank under iOS 5.X and Safari desktop 5.X. Reference URL: http://capone-dev.to....com/#/matchups
  2. I am currently working on a project that makes use of the TimelineLIte to sequence some animations together. While testing, I discovered that only in IE9 (havent tested in 10) that the timelines do not complete their transitions for 3 elements. If you haver over the elements, then you see them finish. Visit the URL below (please respect the fact that this is a dev link) and click on any number from 1-8 (on the bottom of the page).... in IE9, the Winner banner the percentage cells do not fully reach full opacity. I could really use some assistance working through this problem. Thank you in advance. Reference URL: http://capone-dev.toolofnadrive.com/#/matchups
  3. Is it possible to have two timelines referencing the same tween instances? I would like to reset each timeline back to duration 0 (and paused)], then play the appropriate timeline. It seems as though the first timeline to get played 'owns' the reference to the tween and the other timeline will simply not play what they have common. var tw1 = TweenLite.fromTo(dom('#challengerA'), 0.4, {css: {autoAlpha: 0, marginLeft: '-500px'}}, {css: {autoAlpha: 1, marginLeft: '-50px'}}); var tw2 = TweenLite.fromTo(dom('#challengerB'), 0.4, {css: {autoAlpha: 0, right: '-400px'}}, {css: {autoAlpha: 1, right: '-50px'}}); var tw3 = TweenLite.fromTo(dom('#chall_mascotA'), 0.4, {css: {autoAlpha: 0, marginLeft: '-50px'}}, {css: {autoAlpha: 1, marginLeft: '0px'}}); var tw4 = TweenLite.fromTo(dom('#chall_mascotB'), 0.4, {css: {autoAlpha: 0, marginRight: '-50px'}}, {css: {autoAlpha: 1, marginRight: '0px'}}); var tw5 = TweenLite.fromTo(dom('#chall_schoolA'), 0.4, {css: {autoAlpha: 0, marginLeft: '-50px'}}, {css: {autoAlpha: 1, marginLeft: '0px'}}); var tw6 = TweenLite.fromTo(dom('#chall_schoolB'), 0.4, {css: {autoAlpha: 0, marginRight: '-50px'}}, {css: {autoAlpha: 1, marginRight: '0px'}}); var tw7 = TweenLite.fromTo([dom('#chall_percentageCellA'),dom('#chall_percentageCellB')], 0.3, {autoAlpha: 0}, {autoAlpha: 1}); _view_tl_0.add(tw1, 0); _view_tl_0.add(tw2, 0); _view_tl_0.add(tw3, .2); _view_tl_0.add(tw4, .2); _view_tl_0.add(tw5, .3); _view_tl_0.add(tw6, .3); _view_tl_0.add(tw7, .4); _view_tl_0.add(winnerBanner,.6); // _view_tl_0.add(tw8, .4); _view_tl_1.add(tw1, 0); _view_tl_1.add(tw2, 0); _view_tl_1.add(tw3, .2); _view_tl_1.add(tw4, .2); _view_tl_0.pause(0);_view_tl_1.pause(0);_view_tl_2.pause(0); switch (_viewStatus){ case 1: // alert('1111'+_viewStatus); _view_tl_1.play(0); break; case 2: // alert('2222'+_viewStatus); _view_tl_2.play(0); break; case 0: // alert('0000'+_viewStatus); _view_tl_0.play(0); break; default: // alert('default'+_viewStatus); _view_tl_0.play(0); }
  4. I am trying to make it so that I can change the ease type on the contained tweens of a timeline without remaking the timeline to do so. Is this possible?
  5. As I understand it, a Timeline is set up so that it uses the values of variables at the time the timeline is created. Thus, if n=100 tl.to(mc,1,{x:n}); will move mc to x = 100. What happens if I do var n:int = 100; tl.addCallback(function() {n = 200}); tl.to(mc,1,{x:n}); More importantly, what if I want the timeline to use values that are determined at the time the timeline plays? (Yes, I could do a test of above, but I'm trying to understand this once and for all, conceptually — I'm setting up complex timelines with many moving parts and subcalls, and trying to understand what is called/evaluated now and what is called/evaluated later). Thanks for any insight(s)!
  6. Note: This page was created for GSAP version 2. We have since released GSAP 3 with many improvements. While it is backward compatible with most GSAP 2 features, some parts may need to be updated to work properly. Please see the GSAP 3 release notes for details. This video walks you through some common problems that professional animators face every day and shows you how GSAP’s TimelineLite tackles these challenges with ease. Although GSAP is very powerful and flexible, the API is beginner-friendly. In no time you will be creating TimelineLite animations that can bend and adapt to the needs of the most demanding clients and art directors. Watch the video and ask yourself, "Can my current animation toolset do this?" Enjoy. Video Highlights Tweens in a TimelineLite naturally play one-after-the-other (the default insertion point is at the end of the timeline). No need to specify or update the delay of each tween every time the slightest timing changes are made. Tweens in a TimelineLite don't need to play in direct sequence; you can overlap them or easily add gaps. Multiple tweens can all start at the same time or slightly staggered. Easily to rearrange the order in which tweens play. Jump to any point of the timeline to finesse a particular animation. No need to watch the whole animation each time. Add labels anywhere in the timeline to mark where other tweens should be added, or use them for navigation. Control the speed of the timeline with timeScale(). Full control over every aspect of playback: play, pause, reverse, resume, jump to any label or time, and much more. Unlike jQuery.animate() or other JS libraries that allow you to chain together multiple animations on a particular object, GSAP’s TimelineLite lets you sequence multiple tweens on multiple objects. It's a radically different and more practical approach that allows for precise synchronization and flexibility. If you are still considering CSS3 animations or transitions for robust animation after watching this video, please watch it again Check out this Pen! If you are wondering what "autoAlpha" refers to in the code above, its a convenience feature of CSSPlugin that intelligently handles "opacity" and "visibility" combined. Recommended reading: Main GSAP JS page Jump Start: GSAP JS Speed comparison Cage matches: CSS3 transitions vs GSAP | jQuery vs GSAP jQuery.animate() with GSAP: get the jquery.gsap.js plugin! 3D Transforms & More CSS3 Goodies Arrive in GSAP JS
  7. If one has has a long timeline with various 'sections', which one could delineate by labels, what is the best way to know when it has played through a section? Is there a way to 'listen' for a tlmeline passing through labels — or is the best way to add a callback at the end of each section which would dispatch an Event? PSEUDO CODE _timeline.addLabel('start section 1',_timeline.totalDuration()); _timeline.to(...); _timeline.addLabel('end section 1',_timeline.totalDuration()); // can I detect when this passes? _timeline.addCallBack(dispatchAnEvent(finishedSection1),_timeline.totalDuration()); // or is this the only way? Thanks for any help.
  8. Simple question regarding TimelineLite / TimelineMax .add() with Stagger: Is it necessary to do this: tl.add([tween, tween, tween], "+=5", "normal", "stagger", 5); // shown in documentation example or would you do this: tl.add([tween, tween, tween], "+=5, "normal", 5); // what I would expect to do
  9. var duration = 0.65; var tl = new TimelineLite({onComplete: function(){ tl.reverse(); }}); tl.addLabel(labels[0], 0); tl.appendMultiple([new TweenLite(help, duration, { _alpha: 0, delay: 3 }), new TweenLite(year, duration, { _alpha: 100, delay: 3 }) ]); tl.addLabel(labels[1], duration*1); // first stop tl.appendMultiple([new TweenLite(dragger, duration, { _x : getXFor(arr[1]), ease: Strong.easeOut }), new TweenLite(year, duration, { _x : getXFor(arr[1]), ease: Strong.easeOut }) ]); tl.addLabel(labels[2], duration*2); // 2nd stop tl.appendMultiple([new TweenLite(dragger, duration, { _x : getXFor(arr[2]), ease: Strong.easeOut }), new TweenLite(year, duration, { _x : getXFor(arr[2]), ease: Strong.easeOut }) ]); tl.addLabel(labels[3], duration*3); // 3rd stop tl.appendMultiple([new TweenLite(dragger, 0.5, { _x : getXFor(arr[3]), ease: Strong.easeOut }), new TweenLite(year, 0.5, { _x : getXFor(arr[3]), ease: Strong.easeOut }) ]); hi guys, im having a problem with tl.gotoAndPlay(label[0]). is there something im doing wrong here? thanks, Carlos
  10. I am getting this issue where if the progress() gets set to something below 0 it goes to the end of the timeline. Is this supposed to happen?
  11. Hi ! I'd like to know if anyone has already used TweenLite or TimelineLite server-side with Node.js. If not, is there a way to do so ? A GSAP NPM module would be something great. Thx
  12. Hello. Thanks for the priceless GSAP. However, not sure why stagger isn't honoured with this code: function getButtonsInAnimation(callback) { var i, spots, spot, tween = new TimelineLite({paused: true, onComplete: callback}); for(i in spots = shuffle(hotspots)) { spot = spots[i]; tween.add(TweenLite.fromTo(spot, 0.3, {scale:0, alpha:0, left:290, top:168}, {scale:1, alpha:1, left:parseInt(spot.css('left')), top:parseInt(spot.css('top')), ease:Expo.easeOut} ), undefined, 'start', 0.05); } return tween; } As you can see, I'm adding new TweenLite object with TimelineLite.add() method. But it executes added tweens in sequence, ignoring the stagger value. Also tried to pass stagger value to the TimelineLite constructor. Same result. As of position property of TimelineLite.add() method, I also tried values, without any luck: '+=0', 0, false. Is there something I misunderstand?
  13. Hi, there— I'm hoping someone can help suss out what I'm doing wrong. I have a page that has 2 blocks of content with a couple of <li> elements to toggle between the two, like tabs. I'm using TimelineLite to show the first block, and—when toggling to the other block—TweenMax to hide the first block's elements and TimelineLite to transition in the second block's. What happens is page loads, first block appears. Toggle to 2nd block. 1st block is hidden, 2nd block appears. When I toggle back, 2nd block is hidden, 1st block appears BUT proceeds to disappear; it doesn't stay visible. The parent, #section0 is set visibility: hidden in the css and I'm using TimelineLite and TweenMax to do the hiding/revealing of the children only. For simplicity sake, I'll show only TimelineLite's first element being tweened. var tl0 = new TimelineLite(); tl0.to($('#section0 h2'), 1.2, {autoAlpha: 1, ease:Power2.easeOut}); //then my click handler: $('#subNav').on('click', 'li:not(.selected)', function() { $('#subNav li').removeClass('selected'); $(this).addClass('selected'); var idx = $('#subNav li.selected').index(); switch(idx) { case 0: //hide block 2, then show block 1 TweenMax.to($('#section1 h2'), 0, {autoAlpha: 0, overwrite:'all'}); var tlA = new TimelineLite(); tlA.to($('#section0 h2'), 1.2, {autoAlpha: 1, ease:Power2.easeOut}); //Block 1 then disappears. break; case 1: //hide block 1, then show block 2 TweenMax.to($('#section0 h2'), 0, {autoAlpha: 0, overwrite:'all'}); var tlB = new TimelineLite(); tlB.to($('#section1 h2'), 1.2, {autoAlpha: 1, ease:Power2.easeOut}); break; default: break; } }); Thank you in advance! —Victor
  14. Hi guys I'm using TimelineLite to animate an html5 banner and I'm having trouble with one of the lines: here is my code: panel.animate = function () { var _tweenTime = this._tweenTime, _staggerTime = this._staggerTime, _frameTime = this._frameTime, _carTime = 5; this._timeline // frame 1 .to(expTxt0, _tweenTime, { alpha:0, ease:Power2.easeIn }, _frameTime) .to(expTxt1, _tweenTime, { alpha:1, ease:Power2.easeOut }) // frame 2 .to(expTxt1, _tweenTime, { alpha:0, ease:Power2.easeIn }, _frameTime) .staggerTo([ expTxt2, expTxt3, expTxt4, expTxt5, expTxt6, expTxt7, expTxt8 ], _tweenTime, { alpha:1, ease:Power2.easeOut }, _staggerTime) .to(renaultLogo, _tweenTime, { alpha:1, ease:Power2.easeOut }); // car animation this._timeline.add([ new TweenLite(car, _tweenTime * 2, { alpha:1, ease:Power2.easeOut } ), new TweenLite(car, _carTime, { left:373, top:158, scaleX:1, scaleY:1, ease:Power2.easeOut } ), new TweenLite(wheel0, _carTime, { rotation:"720", ease:Power2.easeOut }), new TweenLite(wheel1, _carTime, { rotation:"720", ease:Power2.easeOut }) ], 0); }; the line in question is the first line under the // frame 2 comment: .to(expTxt1, _tweenTime, { alpha:0, ease:Power2.easeIn }, _frameTime) In actionscript I would expect this to fade the expTxt1 <img> back down (after fading it up on the previous line). I've tried setting overwrite:false (not sure if that's a thing) and switching between using opacity and alpha but i can't think of anything else to do to make the code work. Can anyone see if I'm missing something please? Thanks obie
  15. Hi guys, quick question - I've just grabbed the v12 version of the swc and it no longer recognises calls to the complete() method - has this been removed and if so, what is the accepted procedure to force a timeline to complete please (currently using tl.gotoAndStop(tl.totalDuration))? thanks obie
  16. Note: This page was created for GSAP version 2. We have since released GSAP 3 with many improvements. While it is backward compatible with most GSAP 2 features, some parts may need to be updated to work properly. Please see the GSAP 3 release notes for details. Update: don't miss our guest post on css-tricks.com, Myth Busting: CSS Animations vs. JavaScript which provides some additional data, visual examples, and a speed test focused on this topic. jQuery is the 700-pound gorilla that has been driving lots of animation on the web for years, but let's see how it fares when it steps into the ring with the feisty GSAP (GreenSock Animation Platform) which gained its fame in the Flash world and is now flexing its greased-up muscles in JavaScript. Before we put the gloves on, we need to make it clear that we've got the utmost respect for jQuery, its authors, and its community of users (to which we belong). It's a fantastic tool that we highly recommend for non-animation tasks. This tongue-in-cheek "cage match" is solely focused on animation. Performance Performance is paramount, especially on mobile devices with sluggish processors. Silky smooth animation is the hallmark of any animation platform worth its weight. This round wasn't even close. GSAP was up to 20 TIMES faster than jQuery under heavy stress. See a speed comparison for yourself or make your own. Performance winner: GSAP Controls With jQuery, you can stop an animation but that's about it. Some 3rd party plugins add resume capability, but jQuery takes a pounding in this round. GSAP's object oriented architecture allows you to pause, resume, reverse, restart, or jump to any spot in any tween. Even adjust timeScale on the fly for slow motion or fastforward effects. Place tweens in a timeline with precise scheduling (including overlaps or gaps) and then control the whole thing just like it's a single tween. All of the easing and effects remain perfectly intact as you reverse, pause, adjust timeScale, etc. And you can even kill individual portions of a tween anytime (like if a tween is controlling both "top" and "left" properties, you can kill "left" while "top" continues). Put labels in a timeline to mark important spots and seek() to them anytime. Imagine trying to build the example below using jQuery. It would be virtually impossible. With GSAP, it's easy. In fact, all of the animation is done with 2 lines of code. Drag the slider, click the buttons below, and see how easy it is to control the sequenced animation. See the Pen Impossible with jQuery: controls (used in jquery cagematch) by GreenSock (@GreenSock) on CodePen. Controls winner: GSAP Tweenable Properties jQuery.animate() works with basic numeric properties, but that's about it. If you want to do more, you'll need to rely on lots of 3rd party plugins which may have spotty support or unresolved bugs. GSAP's CSSPlugin handles almost anything you throw at it while protecting you from various browser bugs and prefix requirements. GSAP jQuery  = supported    = supported with 3rd party plugins    = partially supported with 3rd party plugins Basic numeric css properties like left, top, opacity, fontSize, etc. Supported Supported Colors like backgroundColor, borderColor, etc. Supported Supported with 3rd party plugins backgroundPosition Supported Supported with 3rd party plugins boxShadow Supported Supported with 3rd party plugins clip Supported Supported with 3rd party plugins textShadow (including multiple text shadows) Supported Partially supported with 3rd party plugins 2D transforms like rotation, scaleX, scaleY, x, y, skewX, and skewY, including 2D transformOrigin and directional rotation functionality Supported Partially supported with 3rd party plugins 3D transforms like rotationY rotationX, z, and perspective, including 3D transformOrigin and directional rotation functionality Supported Partially supported wiht 3rd party plugins borderRadius (without the need to define each corner and use browser prefixes) Supported Partially supported with 3rd party plugins className allows you to define a className (or use "+=" or "-=" to add/remove a class) and have the engine figure out which properties are different and animate the differences using whatever ease and duration you want. Supported Partially supported with 3rd party plugins Tweenable properties winner: GSAP Workflow When you're creating fun and interesting animations, workflow is critical. You need to be able to quickly build sequences, stagger start times, overlap tweens, experiment with eases, leverage various callbacks and labels, and create concise code. You need to be able to modularize your code by creating functions that each spit back an animation object (tween or timeline) which can be inserted into another timeline at a precise time. You need a flexible, powerful system that lets you experiment without wasting hours wrestling with a limited tool set. jQuery has some nice simple convenience methods like show(), hide(), fadeIn(), and fadeOut(), but GSAP bloodies its nose in this round: GSAP jQuery  = supported    = unsupported Easily create sequences (even with overlapping animations) that can be controlled as a whole Supported Unupported Flexible object-oriented architecture that allows animations to be nested inside other animations as deeply as you want Supported Unupported Animate things into place (backwards) with convenience methods like from() and staggerFrom() Supported Unupported Accommodate virtually any ease including Bounce, Elastic, SlowMo, RoughEase, SteppedEase, etc. Supported Unupported Create a staggered animation effect for an array of objects using one method call (like staggerTo(), staggerFrom(), or staggerFromTo()) Supported Unupported Easily repeat and/or yoyo a tween a specific number of times (or indefinitely) without resorting to callbacks or redundant code Supported Unupported Callbacks for when a tween or timeline starts, updates, completes, repeats, and finishes reversing, plus optionally pass any number of parameters to those callbacks Supported Unupported Place labels at specific times in a sequence so that you can seek() to them and/or insert animations there. Supported Unupported Animate any numeric property of any JavaScript object, not just DOM elements Supported Unupported Call a function whenever the entire platform finishes updating on each frame (like for a game loop) Supported Unupported Workflow winner: GSAP Compatibility Browser inconsistencies and bugs are the bane of our existence as developers. Whether it's the way Internet Explorer 8 implements opacity or Safari's transformOrigin bug that wreaks havok on 3D transforms or the fact that browser prefixes are required to enable many of the more modern browser features, you want your animations to "just work" without having to learn all the annoying hacks. jQuery does a great job of delivering cross-browser consistency overall, but when it comes to animation it falls a bit short mainly because it doesn't even attempt to handle the more modern CSS properties. No JavaScript framework can work miracles and suddenly make IE8 do fluid 3D transforms, for example, but GSAP implements a bunch of workarounds under the hood to solve problems wherever possible. It can do 2D transforms like rotation, scaleX, scaleY, x, y, skewX, and skewY all the way back to IE6 including transformOrigin and directional rotation functionality! Plus it works around scores of other browser issues so that you can focus on the important stuff. Compatibility winner: GSAP Popularity jQuery has been around for a long time and has gained incredible popularity because it does many things well. It's like the Swiss Army knife of JavaScript. There probably isn't a single JavaScript tool that's more popular than jQuery, and GSAP is no exception. As the new kid on the block, GSAP is gonna have to prove itself in the JavaScript community just like it did in the Flash community before it's crowned the undisputed champion. Popularity winner: jQuery Conflict management What happens if there's already a tween running that's controlling a particular object's property and a competing tween begins? jQuery does nothing to manage the conflict - the original tween keeps running. For example, let's say you're animating an element's "top" to 100px and that tween still has 2 seconds left before it's done, and another tween starts running that animates the same element's "top" to 0px over the course of 1 second. It would tween to 0px and then immediately jump to almost 100px and finish that [first] tween. Yuck. GSAP automatically senses these conflicts and handles them behind the scenes. In this case, it would kill the "top" portion of the first tween as soon as the second tween begins. Plus there are several other overwrite modes you can choose from if that's not the behavior you want. Conflict management winner: GSAP Support Both jQuery and GSAP have thriving support forums, but since right now jQuery has a massive user base, you're very likely to find someone with an answer to your question. Even though the GreenSock forums rarely have a question that remains unanswered for more than 24 hours, jQuery's pervasiveness gives it an edge here. On the other hand, GreenSock's forums are manned by paid staff (including the author of the platform), so you're quite likely to get solid answers there. Add to that the fact that GreenSock has a track record of being much more agile in terms of squashing bugs and releasing updates than jQuery, so we'll call this round a tie. Support winner: tie Expandability jQuery and GSAP both offer a plugin architecture, but since jQuery has been out much longer and gained so much popularity, there are numerous plugins available. Some are good, some are not, but there is a thriving community of plugin developers out there. Even though technically they're both equally expandable, the sheer number of plugins currently available for jQuery give it the advantage in this round. Expandability winner: jQuery Learning resources Again, jQuery's popularity trumps anything GSAP could throw at it right now. There are lots of tutorials, videos, and articles about jQuery whereas GSAP is new to the game. GreenSock is being aggressive about putting together solid resources (like the Jump Start tour) and the community is crankin' out some great articles and videos too, but jQuery scores the win in this round. Learning resources winner: jQuery Price & license Both jQuery and GSAP are completely free for almost every type of usage and both allow you to edit the raw source code to fix bugs (if that's something you need to do). If you plan to use GSAP in a product/app/site/game for which a fee is collected from multiple customers, you need the commercial license that comes with "Business Green" Club GreenSock memberships (one-off commercial projects don't need the special license). It's actually a more business-friendly license in many ways than a typical open source license that offers no warranties or backing of any kind or imposes code sharing or credit requirements. GreenSock's licensing model provides a small funding mechanism that benefits the entire user base because it empowers continued innovation and support, keeping it free for the vast majority of users. See the licensing page for details. jQuery employs an MIT license and is free for virtually all uses. As much as we all like "free" software, there's always a cost somewhere. jQuery has a few large corporate sponsors that have helped keep it viable. Both jQuery and GreenSock have long track records of delivering updates, bug fixes, and new features (GreenSock is newer to JavaScript, but served the Flash community since around 2006). Both count some of the largest companies in the world among their user base. Although there are some clear benefits of GreenSocks' license over jQuery's, we'll give this round to jQuery because it is technically "free" in more scenarios than GSAP. Price & license winner: jQuery File size jQuery weighs in at about 32kb gzipped and minified whereas GSAP's TweenLite and CSSPlugin are about half that combined. So in half the size, you're getting significantly more animation capabilities and speed. GSAP is built in a modular fashion that allows you to use just the parts that you need. Of course jQuery serves many other purposes beyond animation, but in this cage match we're focused on animation. Even if you add up TweenLite, TimelineLite, TimelineMax, TweenMax, EasePack, CSSPlugin, BezierPlugin, AttrPlugin, DirectionalRotationPlugin, and RoundPropsPlugin, it's still almost 20% less than jQuery. File size winner: GSAP Flexibility Let's face it: any tweening engine can handle the basics of animating one value to another, but it's really the details and advanced features that make a robust platform shine. GSAP crushes jQuery when it comes to delivering a refined, professional-grade tool set that's truly flexible. All these conveniences are baked into GSAP (no 3rd party plugins required): Tween any numeric property of any object. Optionally round values to the nearest integer to make sure they're always landing on whole pixels/values. Animate along Bezier curves, even rotating along with the path or plotting a smoothly curved Bezier through a set of points you provide (including 3D!). GSAP's Bezier system is super flexible in that it's not just for x/y/z coordinates - it can handle ANY set of properties. Plus it will automatically adjust the movement so that it's correctly proportioned the entire way, avoiding a common problem that plagues Bezier animation systems. You can define Bezier data as Cubic or Quadratic or raw anchor points. Animate any color property of any JavaScript object (not just DOM elements). Define colors in any of the common formats like #F00 or #FF0000 or rgb(255,0,0) or rgba(255,0,0,1) or hsl(30, 50%, 80%) or hsla(30, 50%, 80%, 0.5) or "red". Set a custom fps (frames per second) for the entire engine. The default is 60fps. All tweens are perfectly synchronized (unlike many other tweening engines). Use the modern requestAnimationFrame API to drive refreshes or a standard setTimeout (default is requestAnimationFrame with a fallback to setTimeout) Tons of easing options including proprietary SlowMo, RoughEase and SteppedEase along with all the industry standards Animate css style sheet rules themselves with CSSRulePlugin Animate the rotation of an object in a specific direction (clockwise, counter-clockwise, or whichever is shortest) by appending "_cw", "_ccw", and "_short" to the value. You can tween getter/setter methods, not just properties. For example, myObject.getProp() and myObject.setProp() can be tweened like TweenLite.to(myObject, 1, {setProp:10}); and it will automatically recognize that it's a method and call getProp() to get the current value when the tween starts. Same for jQuery-style getters/setters that use a shared method like myObject.prop(). You can even tween another tween or timeline! For example, TweenLite.to(otherTween, 1, {timeScale:0.5}) would animate otherTween.timeScale to 0.5 over the course of 1 second. You can even scrub the virtual playhead of one tween/timeine with another tween by animating its "time". Use plugins like ThrowPropsPlugin for momentum-based motion, and RaphaelPlugin, EaselPlugin, and KineticPlugin for those [canvas or svg] libraries (Raphael, EaselJS, and KineticJS). Plus there are physics-based plugins like Phyics2DPlugin and PhysicsPropsPlugin as well as a fun ScrambleTextPlugin for Club GreenSock members. Flexibility winner: GSAP Conclusion jQuery eeked out a few decent rounds, but ultimately GSAP left it lying on the mat in a pool of its own blood. Of course we're slightly biased, but check out the facts for yourself. Kick the tires. Audition GSAP on your next project. See how it feels. If you only need simple fades or very basic animation, jQuery is probably just fine. In fact, its fadeIn() and fadeOut() methods are quite convenient. However, what happens when your client wants to do something more expressive? Or what if they start complaining that animation isn't smooth on mobile devices? Why not build on a solid foundation to begin with so that you don't find yourself having to rewrite all your animation code? If you want professional-grade scripted animation, look no further. To get started fast, check out our Jump Start tour. Update: there's now a jquery.gsap.js plugin that allows you to continue using jQuery.animate() but have GSAP drive the animations under the hood, thus delivering much better speed plus a bunch of new properties that you can tween (like colors, 2D and 3D transforms, boxShadow, textShadow, borderRadius, clip, etc.). Read more about the plugin here. Recommended reading: Main GSAP JS page jQuery.animate() with GSAP: get the jquery.gsap.js plugin! Why GSAP? A practical guide for developers Jump Start: GSAP JS CSS3 transitions vs GSAP: cage match Speed comparison 3D Transforms & More CSS3 Goodies Arrive in GSAP JS
  17. Ok, I am pretty new to this flash / actionscript so please help me get on track... I am trying to do the following: FirstSwf -- contains a timelinemax that animates a text from left to right SecondSwf -- contains a X number of photos that fade in and fade out with Y animation duration (number of images is dynamically parsed via XML configuration) ThirdSwf -- contains a timeline that animates a text from bottom to top (sort of like credits screen) Main.swf -- This is where I am stuck. I want to load the three SWF's into a master timeline inside main.swf and than sequentially play them one by one. I am able to load these swf's using LoaderMax but I can't seem to figure out two things: 1. How do I play them in sequence? 2. How do I control the sub timelines (within these external swf's) via the master timeline? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks
  18. Hi Forum-goers, I am completely new to this platform and am having a few issues getting my timeline to run all objects at the same time. In my code I am simultaneously running another plugin that counts up numbers, which you can ignore, but I have included in the code any how. What I want to achieve is that all of the bars in the chart animate out at the same time. Any help would be great : ) $(function() { var tl = new TimelineLite({align: "start"}); tl.to( $(".bar1"), 0.5, {css:{width:"200px"}, ease:Strong.easeInOut}); $('.percentage1').countTo({ from: 0, to: 75, speed: 3300, }), tl.to( $(".bar2"), 0.5, {css:{width:"150px"}, ease:Strong.easeInOut}); $('.percentage2').countTo({ from: 0, to: 50, speed: 3300, }), tl.to( $(".bar3"), 0.5, {css:{width:"125px"}, ease:Strong.easeInOut}); $('.percentage3').countTo({ from: 0, to: 35, speed: 3300, }), tl.to( $(".bar4"), 0.5, {css:{width:"100px"}, ease:Strong.easeInOut}); $('.percentage4').countTo({ from: 0, to: 25, speed: 3300, }), tl.to( $(".bar5"), 0.5, {css:{width:"75px"}, ease:Strong.easeInOut}); $('.percentage5').countTo({ from: 0, to: 15, speed: 3300, }), tl.to( $(".bar6"), 0.5, {css:{width:"50px"}, ease:Strong.easeInOut}); $('.percentage6').countTo({ from: 0, to: 2, speed: 3300, }); tl.play() }); If answering this is easier if you see the HTML, I have hosted that here: http://yaocho-digital.com/customerhub/popular-sizes.html
  19. I'm trying to create an animation (timelineLite animation) that can be controlled by a scrollbar or scrubber. a perfect example of which, is the demo swfs on the TimelineLite page as well as the TimelineMax page. The scrollbar has to allow the viewer to play the animation forward and scrub the animation in reverse. Thanks in advance!
  20. Below is a snippet of part of a timeline I building using TimelineLite. There are parts before and after this sequence but this one part is giving me some trouble: timeline.insertMultiple( [ 'discharge', function () {charge.hide();}, TweenLite.to(wave, 0.25, { ease: Linear.easeNone, raphael: { r: 1, 'fill-opacity': 0, 'stroke-width': 1 } }), ], 0, 'sequence', 0); If I call timeline.play('discharge'), the function is not called - only the tween runs. I have functions in the timeline in other places but they are always after the animation and run as expected. The only way I could get this to work was to move the function to the onStart callback of the animation: timeline.insertMultiple( [ 'discharge', TweenLite.to(wave, 0.25, { ease: Linear.easeNone, raphael: { r: 1, 'fill-opacity': 0, 'stroke-width': 1 }, onStart: function () {charge.hide();} }), ], 0, 'sequence', 0); Is there something I'm missing to make this work. My first thought was that I'm adding two 0 duration items to the timeline and the playback is just starting at the first item with a real duration. I don't mind using the onStart callback but I was trying to see how flat I could keep this so I can see the sequencing of the all the processing in a consistent fashion. If anyone has ideas/alternatives, I'd be interested in your thoughts. I can provide a link to the full source and/or working demo if needed.
  21. I know you can set a defaultEase for TweenMax, but how can I set it for a TimelineMax? I've tried... var tl = new TimelineMax({defaultEase:Power2.easeInOut}); ...and other variations but nada happens. Is it possible? Thanks
  22. Hi everyone! I have been using GSAP flawlessly for my personal projects quite a while now. Recently, I found strange behavior of the TimelineLite class. Sometimes, when I add callback at the end of the timeline it occasionally fires twice. I have been trying to solve this for a whole day now and I am starting to believe this must be some sort of a bug in TimelineLite class. I found out, looking at the stack trace, that whenever this redundant calls happens, the callback gets called in the forceChildrenToEnd method, but the same callback has already been called in its regular callback time. Has somebody experienced this? Maybe there is some kind of workaround to make sure my callbacks won't fire twice (disable forceChildrenToEnd?) ? Thanks, Jan
  23. I'm working on a slide show application in javascript and got all things separated on different files but more or less this is what i'm doing: var tl = new TimelineLite(); tl.insert(TweenLite.to($('.container'), 0.5, {css:{marginLeft:'-=100px'}, ease:Power2.easeOut, delay:0.2})); tl.insert(TweenLite.to($('.container'), 0.5, {css:{autoAlpha:1}, delay:0.7})); Afterwards I reverse the timeline and add a callback to the end of the reversed timeline with call() tl.reverse(); tl.call(someFunction); The animation plays reversed but the someFunction function never gets executed? Am i doing something wrong Thanks in advance
  24. flag468x90.zipHi all While trying out the new v12 GSAP with a small 468x90 banner I noticed the background image shifts a few pixels, like a quick snapping movement once it starts to loop via a label in the timelinelite. Why is this happening? The bg image is img_fundo_mc. Thanks for your help. The code: import com.greensock.*; import com.greensock.easing.*; var tl:TimelineLite = new TimelineLite({onComplete:loopBackground}); tl.append( TweenLite.from(img_flag_mc, .5, {x:"-=100", ease:Power4.easeOut}) ); tl.append( TweenLite.from(img_cursos_mc, .5, {y:"-=100", ease:Power4.easeOut}) ); tl.append( TweenLite.from(img_saber_mc, .5, {alpha:0, ease:Power4.easeOut}) ); tl.append( TweenLite.from(img_fundo_mc, 1, {alpha:0, ease:Power4.easeOut}) ); tl.insert( TweenLite.to(img_fundo_mc, 2, {x:-13, y:-16, scaleX:0.75, scaleY:0.75, rotation:-10, ease:Power3.easeInOut}), "loop"); tl.append( TweenLite.to(img_fundo_mc, 2, {x:-69, y:-168, scaleX:0.90, scaleY:0.90, rotation:10, ease:Power3.easeInOut}) ); tl.append( TweenLite.to(img_fundo_mc, 2, {x:0, y:0, scaleX:1.0, scaleY:1.0, rotation:0, ease:Power3.easeInOut}) ); function loopBackground():void { tl.play("loop") }
  25. Howdy! Have a problem and was wondering if there was a quick solution... Is there a way to remove all 'onComplete' events? Here is my scenario: - I create and start tweens on movieClips with onComplete events. TweenLite.to(waveMc, 5, {alpha:0, ease:Sine.easeInOut, delay:2, overwrite:false, onComplete:showNextWave} ); function showNextWave() { trace("Still gets called?"); } - Then user initated cancel (halfway through the animation)... need to remove all movieClips - I'm using teh following to remove the movieClip: while (this.numChildren != 0) { this.removeChildAt(0); } It seems that the onComplete event still gets triggered. Is there a way to make sure the tweens and events also get destroyed?
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