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jermbo test
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I am have a simple animation that hides and shows the navigation. I made this into a TimelineMax sequence where on mouseenter it plays the time line, and on mouseleave it reverses the time line.


With out setting a timer for 2 seconds, how can I delay the start of the reverse when the user rolls off?


Here is what I currently have.

var navTL = new TimelineMax();
  navTL.to( $navMenu, 2, { alpha : 1, left : 0, ease : Strong.easeOut }, 'start' )
      .staggerTo( $navMenu.find( '.top-btn' ), 1, { alpha : 1 }, 0.2, 'start' );

  $navArea.on( 'mouseenter',function ( e ){
    navTL.timeScale( 1 ).play();
  } ).on( 'mouseleave', function (){
    navTL.timeScale( 3 ).reverse();
  } ); 

I tried adding things like


navTL.delay( 2 ); to the mouse leave function


And tried adding a repeat delay to the time line its self. But since I am not yoyo-ing that doesn't really come into play.

I am looking for a GSAP solution to this. I can make a settimeout function but I don't think that is the cleanest way.


Thanks in advance for your help.



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Hello Jermbo, and Welcome to the GreenSock Forum!


Have you tried to chain the delay .. for example like:

navTL.delay(2).timeScale( 3 ).reverse();

Or using delayedCall(): Provides a simple way to call a function after a set amount of time (or frames).

$navArea.on( 'mouseenter',function ( e ){
}).on( 'mouseleave', function (){
    TweenMax.delayedCall(1, function(){    

Also to better help you .. if you setup a limited codepen demo example it will be really helpful so we can test your code in a live editable environment.


Here is nice video tut by GreenSock on how to create a codepen demo example. We love code we can test and edit live :)


Does that help?

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