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Micro jumps (antialiasing) at the end of tweens

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Here's my example:

http://artquest.ru/temp/avon/container.html (sorry for non-Codepen, learning it yet)


Notice the 1px jump at the end of the text animations (Chrome, FF), also note the antialiasing change (and similar jump) of all the text after "big V" animation starts (most noticeable in FF). Additionally there is a barely visible pulsing of the middle petal lower border.

I think it's all antialiasing problems. Is there any method to avoid it?

If pure css animation is used there's no such problems.

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Hi Danissimo,


a Codepen is really helpful and so easy.


I assume that the easing might be a problem (jumping at the end).


Here an example with "ease: Power0.easeNone": 

See the Pen YNbjOZ?editors=1010 by mikeK (@mikeK) on CodePen


Kind regards from Hamburg


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Here's the Codepen (yeah, easy and fun ) ):

See the Pen NdVebJ by eliio (@eliio) on CodePen


Plane ease is so unnatural in most cases. I think these jumps are because of svg, will try to change them to bitmaps.

And I suppose these antialiasing problems are due browser rendering. Is there any way to change these settings from script?

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Those flickering problems can usually be solved by doing a GPU render using 3d properties on elements (translateZ(0), perspective...).


I have added this CSS code and now it looks pretty fine:

#banner ,
#banner *{ 
backface-visibility: hidden; /* Chrome */
filter: grayscale(0%); /* FF */

In your case i had to add a filter property for Firefox, i don't know why. Maybe the blur filter you use is the cause of the problem.

Of course this is not a good method to use the universal selector, this code is just a test I've done fastly.

Moreover maybe you could use the GSAP force3D property in your JavaScript code instead of CSS.


See the Pen oBRKEo by classikd (@classikd) on CodePen

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Thank you, Classikd,


things get really better in FF, but in Chrome and Opera the flickering remains. I tried both css and js approach:

CSS: backface-visibility: hidden, transform: translateZ(0);
JS: force3D:true, z:0.01

And if I get it right enabling 3d properties increases CPU usage which is vital for banners.


Updated Codepen:

See the Pen NdVebJ by eliio (@eliio) on CodePen

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I looked at this codepen and there is no longer flickering for me (FF, Chrome, Opera).

I think you believe the flickering problems remain because of the ease you use, try using a linear one.

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Sorry for the late reply.

Even with Linear Ease there is jitter (and sometimes trash pixels) in animation in Chrome.

Here's the video: https://youtu.be/EDjYEzBNHNk

And here is the updated (simplified) pen:

See the Pen NdVebJ by eliio (@eliio) on CodePen


I've checked other topics and found this is a long story bug in Chrome.


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I think this is smoother: 

See the Pen wJKvrN by anon (@anon) on CodePen


I used force3D false instead of true, and added a slight rotation to the tweens.



It actually seems smoother without this part on my end:

#banner, #banner * { 
	backface-visibility: hidden;
	filter: grayscale(0%);
	transform: translateZ(0%);
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To add to the great advice of ohem :)


Sometimes to get rid of that Chrome flicker bug you can try adding the below to the parent of the child element that is using a transform:

.add-to-the-parent-of-a-transformed-child {
   -webkit-transform: translateZ(0);
   -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;

It places the transformed childs parent on to a new rendering layer along with its child, so Chrome doesn't flicker.


You want to use -webkit- prefix for the transform property to help with previous and new versions of Chrome.



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Yep, that's much better, thank you.

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