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Using tweenTo() to loop forwards only

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Is it possible to use tweenTo on a TimelineMax instance to loop forwards until it hits a specified time?

 

So calling tweenTo(2) while the the playhead is at 5 seconds on a 10 second animation would first play to the end before looping back around and stopping at the specified .

 

I did come across this but it talks about the old flash version and frames: http://greensock.com/forums/topic/2407-tween-frames-forward-only/

 

Any point in the right direction appreciated. I'll try and look into writing a plugin for it.

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I doubt you'd need a special plugin or anything. You should be able to just use a simple function like this: 

function tweenForwardTo(tl, timeOrLabel, vars) {
    if (typeof(timeOrLabel) === "string") {
        timeOrLabel = tl.getLabelTime(timeOrLabel); 
    }
    if (timeOrLabel < tl.time()) {
        var sequence = new TimelineLite();
        return sequence.add(tl.tweenTo(tl.duration(), vars)).add(tl.tweenFromTo(0, timeOrLabel, vars));
    }
    return tl.tweenTo(timeOrLabel, vars);
}

Then you can just call tweenForwardTo(yourTimeline, 2). I haven't tested that (in a bit of a rush), but in theory it should work ;) 

 
Is that what you're looking for? 
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