Preview: GTween beta 5, Now With More Sequencing.

GTween beta 5 was originally going to consist of minor bug fixes, but it’s quickly become a low level rewrite of the entire tweening library. I’ve simplified a lot of the logic, added new features, increased performance, improved reliability, made the code more readable, and even slightly reduced file size.

It will be another week or so before it is released (still fixing bugs and addressing edge cases), but I thought I would post a quick demo showing the much more powerful and easy to use sequencing features in beta 5.

All of this animation is done with GTween. Notice that you can move the slider, or click on its track to jump to any position in the sequence, and everything will display properly for that position. Also note the blur filters on the buttons as they tween into position.


Grant Skinner

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22 Comments

  1. Jesse Pulsipher January 22, 2009 at 4:21pm

    slick. could have used this six months ago. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Genius, absolutely amazing.

  3. OMG. This is a game changer. (And I was thrilled with beta 4…)

    Tweener is dead to me now.

  4. Amazing! The way tweening should be!

  5. This is awesome Grant. Can’t wait till it’s out!

  6. great stuff. I’ll definitely try this one.

  7. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G…great stuff. Game changer, indeed.

  8. Angel Romero at >>>>>>>

  9. Can’t wait to get my hands on this.

  10. Indeed this is very cool. I can’t wait to see the final package.

  11. That’s what she said!!!

  12. This is great thanks. Any chance of releasing some notes on what you did , specifically, to optimize. Maybe pick one or two things and talk about about how / why you changed it.

  13. Very interesting. I’m curious to see how this all works out.

  14. The only thing better than showing the example is showing how much code it took in gTween to implement the sequencing and the slider. Sneak peak at gt5? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Usefull. This demo will make me switch to gTween ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Great job! I’ve been looking for a replacement for Tweener and it’s between your GTween and Tweensy. I suppose there will be a time and a place for either.

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  17. Good bye TweenLite, farewell TweenMax, Hello gTween. You sir, are a genius. Now, where’s the donate button?

  18. I’d wait until you try it to worry about donating… it could still suck. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Seriously though, it’s all free… I’m mostly building it for myself and my company, so no donations are expected or asked for. If you want to show support, blog it or tell a friend about it.

    Thanks to everyone for the encouraging comments, makes me feel that I’m barking up the right tree with these modifications.

  19. Nice work! I’m curious if GTween 5 will target Flash Player 10 only (or have an FP10 version), as it seems you could speed it up that much more by using Vectors.

  20. That is just wonderful. Thnak you for all the time spent on the project.

    /ockley

  21. I am using ver. 4 already. Can’t wait for next level! ๐Ÿ™‚ Great work!

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