Performance is paramount, especially on mobile devices with sluggish processors. Silky smooth animation is the hallmark of any tweening engine worth its weight and GSAP outperforms old “industry standards” by literally 1000%+ under stress. What was jerky and twitchy is now fluid. It’s the result of countless optimizations made to ensure that your interactive projects are responsive, efficient, and buttery smooth. Check out the speed test for a head-to-head comparison.
Built for professionals, GSAP is packed with features that make most other engines look like cheap toys. Animate colors, beziers, css properties, arrays, scrolls and lots more. Round values, smoothly reverse() on the fly, use relative values, automatically accommodate getter/setter functions, employ virtually any easing equation, and manage conflicting tweens like a pro. Define callbacks, tween in seconds or frames, build sequences effortlessly (even with overlapping tweens), repeat/yoyo and more.
HTML5, jQuery, Canvas, CSS, new browsers, old browsers, RequireJS, EaselJS, mobile, and more – GSAP gets along with them famously. Use your favorite tools without jumping through endless hoops to ensure compatibility. It even accommodates various transforms (scale, skew, rotation, x, and y) in modern browsers plus IE back to version 6 without requiring clunky browser prefixes and hacks. We worry about compatibility so that you don’t need to. Another headache solved.
That’s right. Anything. No predefined list of properties to choose from. Any numeric property of any object can be tweened, and if the property needs special handling (like colors, filters, non-numeric values, etc.), chances are there’s a plugin that will do it. If not, one can be created. The possibilities are endless.
Modular, flexible, and ultra-efficient, its plugin architecture keeps the core engine tight while allowing virtually any feature to be added via optional plugins. TweenLite packs an amazing amount of power into a surprisingly small package (around 7kb).
The GreenSock Animation Platform isn’t built on top of any 3rd party tools like jQuery (although it works great with jQuery as a selector). This approach minimizes load times and maximizes performance.
You’re not limited to “one-after-the-other” sequencing; have animations overlap as much as you want. Nest timelines inside other timelines. Insert gaps, callbacks, labels, staggered tweens, and more. You get precise control over timing and unprecedented flexibility to create expressive animations with minimal code.
Everybody needs a little help sometimes. We’ve got your back. When deadlines are looming and you can’t figure something out, hop over to http://forums.greensock.com to get your GreenSock-related questions answered in the forums. With a proven track record of active participation by the author and an army of fellow users, GreenSock tools are unlike most open source projects that stagnate or offer zero support.
Completely free for everything except a very specific type of commercial use (reselling to multiple customers), GreenSock’s license makes it extremely accessible and business-friendly while providing a small funding mechanism to sustain ongoing support, enhancement, and innovation. The web is littered with abandoned “open source” projects, but GreenSock has a years-long track record of commitment to the platform.
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Animating with code may seem intimidating at first, but don't worry – the GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP) was engineered to make it simple and intuitive.
This video walks you through some common problems that professional animators face every day and shows you how GSAP’s TimelineLite tackles these challenges with ease.
The secret to building gorgeous sequences with precise timing is understanding the super-flexible "position" parameter which controls the placement of your tweens, labels, callbacks, pauses, and even nested timelines.
TweenLite is an extremely fast, lightweight, and flexible animation tool that serves as the foundation of the GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP).
TweenMax extends TweenLite, adding many useful (but non-essential) features like repeat(), repeatDelay(), yoyo(), updateTo(), and more. It also includes many extra plugins by default, making it extremely full-featured.
TimelineLite is a lightweight, intuitive timeline class for building and managing sequences of TweenLite, TweenMax, TimelineLite, and/or TimelineMax instances. You can think of a TimelineLite instance like a container where you place tweens (or other timelines) over the course of time.
TimelineMax extends TimelineLite, offering exactly the same functionality plus useful (but non-essential) features like repeat, repeatDelay, yoyo, currentLabel(), tweenTo(), tweenFromTo(), getLabelAfter(), getLabelBefore(), getActive() and more.TimelineMax is GSAP's most powerful and feature-packed sequencing tool.
According to the site's creators, "FUTURESTATES is transporting you to an unprecedented narrative experience — an immersive and interactive storyworld of interconnected stories." In my own words, "There's definitely some things here that you don't see every day".
Who thought a site about fishing line could be this fun? See how Honeywell uses GSAP to bring infographics to life in this clever exploration of a fishing line 15x stronger than steel.
Another powerhouse showcase from the team at GoodBoy Digital which will inevitably beg the question, "How did they do it?".