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I've created a simple banner animation with a mouseover effect that simply changes color of the button. Below doesn't completely work


$( document ).ready(function() {
tl = new TimelineMax();
btn = new TimelineMax();
// start animation

tl.from("#text1", 1.5, {x:-340, ease: Back.easeOut.config(1.7)}, "start+=.5");
tl.from("#text2", 1.5, {x:-340, ease: Back.easeOut.config(1.7)}, "start+=1");
tl.from("#text3", 1.5, {x:-340, ease: Back.easeOut.config(1.7)}, "start+=1.5");
tl.from("#text4", 1.5, {x:-340, ease: Back.easeOut.config(1.7)}, "start+=2");

//tl.from(".logostaand", 2, {opacity:0, y:-100, ease:Back.easeOut, rotationY:180, scale:4}, "start")

// end amination

// creates hand cursor
$('.container').css('cursor', 'pointer');

// mouseover
$( ".container" ).mouseover(function() {
btn.to("#button", 1, {backgroundColor:"#5CB130", scale:1.2, transformOrigin:"0% 50%"});
console.log ('over');

$( ".container" ).mouseout(function() {
// animation
btn.to("#button", 1, {backgroundColor:"#3460A9", scale:1, transformOrigin:"0% 50%"});
console.log ('out');

// clicktag function
$( ".container" ).click(function() {

// makes container visible when animation starts 
$(".container").css("visibility", "visible");



What happens is that the button changes color, but it does that repeatedly. It's like during the transform it fires a mouseover/mouseout repeatedly. When I change btn.to to TweenMax.to however it works like I expect it to. It just fires 1 mouseover and does it's thing and on mouseout changes back again. What am I doing wrong?

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Hello @jiggy1965 and Welcome to the GreenSock forum!


You might be dealing with an event bubbling issue. You could try and use mouseenter instead of mouseover, and use mouseleave instead of mouseout. Mouseneter and mouseleave do not allow event bubbling like mouseover and mouseout, so that can help with the multiple event firing your seeing.

But to better help you, can you please create a limited codepen demo example. This way we can see your code live and in action to test.



Thanks Happy Tweening! :)



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Usually its best to just create your timeline outside of your hover event handlers, and just play on hover in (mouseenter) and reverse the timeline on hover out (mouseleave).


Below are examples of playing and reversing a timeline when hovering so you don't have to create multiple timelines on each hover. This way you create one timeline and just simply play and reverse the timeline animation.


See the Pen NxVMBx by jonathan (@jonathan) on CodePen


See the Pen tukhf by jonathan (@jonathan) on CodePen


Adding a timelines to multiple elements


See the Pen KdYqWo by jonathan (@jonathan) on CodePen


Happy tweening! :)

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