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zimbeta

Function Scope in SplitText Timeline

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Hi, pretty green Greensock user here.  This is just a question of function scope inside timeline. 

 

I'm hoping to calculate the exact position of a single letter in my SplitText timeline so I can animate it into another phrase. Depending on size of browser window, it needs to be exact. Should the function within my timeline here return "moveLetter" value? When I console log in on the next line it's undefined. Do I need to pass value into my staggerFrom? I know I am missing something basic. Thanks for any help! 

 

function title() {
    var tl = new TimelineMax();
    var mySplitText = new SplitText("#title", {type:"words,chars", position: "relative", charsClass:"title-++"}),
    chars = mySplitText.chars; //an array of all the divs that wrap each character
    tl.call( function(){
        var l8 = $('.title-8')
        var coords8 = l8[0].getBoundingClientRect();
        var left8 = coords8.left;
        var moveLetter = leftUX - left8;
        return moveLetter;
    })
    .call( function(){ console.log(moveLetter) })
    .staggerFrom(chars, 1,  {delay: 0, x: moveLetter, opacity: 0, ease:SteppedEase.easeOut}, 0.06, 0);
    return tl;
}

 

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Nevermind I think I've solved it by changing my approach and not splitting my animation into two functions. 

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Glad to hear that you solved it. Thanks for letting us know and thank you for being a member of Club GreenSock.

 

Happy tweening.

:)

 

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