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It's pretty tough to troubleshoot without a minimal demo - the issue could be caused by CSS, markup, a third party library, your browser, an external script that's totally unrelated to GSAP, etc. Would you please provide a very simple CodePen or CodeSandbox that demonstrates the issue? 

 

Please don't include your whole project. Just some colored <div> elements and the GSAP code is best (avoid frameworks if possible). See if you can recreate the issue with as few dependancies as possible. If not, incrementally add code bit by bit until it breaks. Usually people solve their own issues during this process! If not, then at least we have a reduced test case which greatly increases your chances of getting a relevant answer.

 

Here's a starter CodePen that loads all the plugins. Just click "fork" at the bottom right and make your minimal demo

See the Pen aYYOdN by GreenSock (@GreenSock) on CodePen

 

If you're using something like React/Next/Vue/Nuxt or some other framework, you may find StackBlitz easier to use. We have a series of collections with different templates for you to get started on these different frameworks: React/Next/Vue/Nuxt.

 

Once we see an isolated demo, we'll do our best to jump in and help with your GSAP-specific questions. 

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Hi @gogo1520180 welcome to the forum! 

 

What have you already tried? What I would do is create the shapes I want in my favourite vector program and use the MorphSVGPlugin to animate between the shapes. See MorphSVG docs for more info. Hope it helps and happy tweening!

 

Be sure to read this awesome guide by our own @PointC for some great tips 

https://www.motiontricks.com/organic-morphing-getting-needed-points-from-adobe-illustrator/ 

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Yep, @mvaneijgen is exactly right. You'd just create the 2 (or however many) states and then use MorphSVGPlugin to morph between them. You could take your starting shape, make a copy of it in your editing software, and move the anchors and control points around to form the other state and then save that. The "starting" <path> is your "real" one, and then you'd make your "ending" path invisible but just leave it in the <svg> for the purpose of feeding it to morphSVG as the destination shape. It's actually quite easy on the GSAP side of things. Then use an ease like "power1.inOut" and set repeat: -1, yoyo: true and BOOM, you've got your fun morphing animation. 

 

The articles from @PointC are invaluable. ?

 

Good luck!

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