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Measuring animation performance
imdavidmin posted a topic in GSAPHi, Is there a special / approved way of measuring animation performance on the client? I would like to measure if the animation has lagged vs specified duration, or if greensock was being clever under the hood and skipped frames to optimise the animation. Currently I'm using a onComplete call within gsap.to to print the end of animation time, and comparing that to a time from just before the animation was called. This way I'd be able to turn off animation effects automatically across the site based on some initial test, for slower performance devices. One extreme edge case was when I opened a web app in a virtualised macOS machine that did not have GPU passthrough, so simple transform animations would freeze the entire machine. Would avoid having these problems by running a small transform animation test for a few ms duration to see how it performed, then decide on the animations for rest of site. EDIT: The timestamping method doesn't work well for performance measurement - testing shows the elapsed ms from before gsap.to() to onComplete call could be less than the duration specified in gsap.to(). EDIT2: For anyone having the same experiment with a virtualised machine for dev environment, the guest OS / Safari doesn't freeze or drop frames as per the fps measuring function given by Jack below. It's likely about how VMware renders the graphical output of the guest OS back to you on the host OS that freezes / drop frames.