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TweenMax.to + Opacity 0?

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Hi guys,


This is my first attempt on animation using GSAC (basically, I just repeated what the video had)


I have a question about starting an element opacity from 0 visibility to 1 at the start of animation. I know I can do a "TweenMax.from"

but I wanted to use "TweenMax.to" instead.







See the Pen jWeMjO by BUroKHUli (@BUroKHUli) on CodePen

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Hi SoL2Squiz  :),


Looks like you're having fun getting started with GSAP. 


The easiest way to accomplish a starting opacity of 0 would be to set() your opacity and visibility with autoAlpha:0 and tween to an autoAlpha:1. Your pen could then be written like this:

TweenMax.to(".logo", 3, {
  x: 500,
  scale: .8,
  ease: Elastic.easeOut,

autoAlpha is a combination of visibility and opacity. I personally prefer autoAlpha over opacity because when autoAlpha is set to 0, the visibility is automatically set to hidden for you. That's quite nice as it prevents accidental clicking of elements that have an opacity of 0.


Here's some more reading about autoAlpha



The set() method is a way for you to set the properties of your target. It's a convenient way to get your elements to the desired starting state before you tween them.


More reading about set():



Hopefully that helps a bit.


Welcome aboard and happy tweening.


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