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Spool to a Part in a Timeline

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Is it possible to spool to a certain part in a timeline and play forward (or backward) from there?  Like setting a flag and on init() calling a flag on that part of the animation (e.g. init("thirdPart"))?  I ask this, because I need to debug and right now, I have to sit through the full animation to check the end.  Would save a lot of time.







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Hey sjerrentrup,


I think you may also be asking about seek. Once you add the label as Diaco has suggested you can them simply jump to it by using tl.seek("yourLabel")or you can also jump by time: tl.seek(2) will jump to 2 seconds.  :-)

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All the answers above are great and work fine.


Definitely check out the docs and see that play(), reverse() and resume() all take a from parameter


.play( from:*, suppressEvents:Boolean ) : *

Begins playing forward, optionally from a specific time (by default playback begins from wherever the playhead currently is).


from : *

(default = null) — The time (or label for TimelineLite/TimelineMax instances) from which the animation should begin playing (if none is defined, it will begin playing from wherever the playhead currently is).


//begins playing from wherever the playhead currently is:
//begins playing from exactly 2-seconds into the animation:
//reverse from the "news" label




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