GreenSock Animation Platform version 3 now available, has 50+ new features
GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP) is celebrating its 11th year of availability with version 3.0.
Roughly half the file size of the old TweenMax but with more features. New plugin for animating things along motion paths (you can even edit the motion path in-browser) Simplified API (no more TweenLite, TweenMax, TimelineLite, and TimelineMax - they're consolidated into a simple "gsap" object, but maintain backward compatibility with the vast majority of legacy code) Timeline defaults that get inherited by child animations 15 brand-new utility methods like interpolate(), random(), snap(), mapRange(), etc. Keyframes Effects extensibility Animate to/from a width or height of "auto" Built in modern ES6 modules format (but the development team provides files that work all the way back to IE9)
As an animation toolset, however, the best way to see what new features GSAP 3 contains is with demonstrations. The development team provided a CodePen collection of demos showcasing the new features and improvements that have come to GSAP with version 3's release.
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