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HakanCelikMK1

Visual editor for GSAP (GSAP GUI)

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Hello everyone,

 

I've just discovered the GSAP and I'm quite impressed with it's abilities. I intend to purchase a business license and integrate it into our product. We basically intend to create and display animated presentations.

 

In our Web application (ASP.NET MVC, jQuery, EntityFramework, Metronic) I need to provide a GUI to enable the user to create a slideshow. Thus, I'm in search for a visual editor (for a fee and/or open source) which I can embed in my SPA. It shouldn't depend on more than HTML5/CSS3/JS and support for older browsers is a non-issue. I have the ability to not to support any Web browser older than 1-2 years.

 

Checking the forum I've found the following :

 

http://tweenui.com/animator : I don't know if the editor is licenseable or not.

http://html5maker.com/app : Very nice, but based on Flash.

 

Also, I've come across slider editors on codecanyon such as the following which use Green Sock.

 

This is exactly what I'm looking for (Slider Revolution jQuery Visual Editor Addon):

http://rsvisualeditor.themepunch.com/index.php?c=account&m=login

 

Sadly it requires PHP and mySQL, which I don't want to provide. Also, Envato's pre-sales support leaves a lot to be desired. They still haven't responded to my licensing question for 4 days.

 

If someone is considering to write or currently writing a good visual editor like the one above, even if not as full fledged, I really would like to hear about it.

 

I appreciate your comments and suggestions.

 

Thanks, Hakan.

 

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Hi and welcome to the GreenSock forums,

 

Thanks for your post.

 

I haven't seen any browser-based animation apps that come close to what I saw with the Slider Revolution interface. From what I can tell they did a great job.

 

The reality is that building a decent animation GUI is a huge undertaking that takes many different skillsets (planning, UX design, programming etc) rarely can 1 person do all those things at a high enough level for the amount of time necessary. Adobe had a whole team of people working on Edge Animate and had to abandon it, sadly. 

 

As much as we would love to see a refined GSAP GUI, I'm doubtful it will happen without a dedicated team and substantial funding. However, I'm confident that the first company to do it right could easily establish themselves as the market leaders as the need is great and competition is virtually non-existent.

 

If anyone has more examples of GSAP visual editors to contribute to this thread for Hakan, please do.

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I discovered Spiritjs while searching npm.

 

It looks promising, but I don't know what the status of the project is. I signed up for the beta awhile ago and haven't heard anything back.

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OSUBlake, thanks for the heads up. Spiritjs looks really promising.

 

I've emailed the author, Patrick Brouwer, and asked about project status. Let's see what comes out of this.

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OSUBlake, thanks for the heads up. Spiritjs looks really promising.

 

I've emailed the author, Patrick Brouwer, and asked about project status. Let's see what comes out of this.

The author has responded very quickly and informed me that he is working very hard on the product, but he can not comment on an ETA.

 

I still think it is quite promising and I have signed up at SpiritJS and awaiting good news.

 

Cheers.

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Awesome! You can tell just from the timeline that somebody is or has been putting a lot of work into it.

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SpriteJS Timeline looks like they were making it look like the Adobe Flash timeline :)

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Hi guys,

 

We're constantly working on improving TweenUI and would love to get feedback. Check out the tool at https://tweenui.com/animator/ and let me know what features you want.

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Thanks for sharing Erik ;)

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