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Adjust animation time length depending on text character length?

Leeroy J test
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This thread was started before GSAP 3 was released. Some information, especially the syntax, may be out of date for GSAP 3. Please see the GSAP 3 migration guide and release notes for more information about how to update the code to GSAP 3's syntax. 

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I have a simple timeline that shows my headline then fades out. 


<div id="headline1">Dynamic text that may be 1 - 60 characters.</div>


  var tl = new TimelineMax();
      tl.from("#headline1", 0.4, {autoAlpha:0}) 		//headline fade in
        .to("#headline1", 0.4, {autoAlpha:0}, "+=3.5"); 	//headline fade out


Is it possible to make my headline visible depending on how many characters are in my headline?



10 characters = 1 second before fading out

60 characters = 5 seconds before fading out

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Thanks @Shaun Gorneau your code was just what I was after.


This is what I ended up using (plain javascript)



  delay = Math.ceil(dynamic_headline1.length/14);
  console.log("headline1 is visable for " + dynamic_headline1.length/14 + " seconds");
  var tl = new TimelineMax();
        .to("#headline1", 0.8, {autoAlpha:0, delay: delay})  //text fade out
    return tl;
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