I’m happy to announce the release of GTween v2. This version is a ground up rewrite of the library focusing on size, speed, extensibility, and improving the readability of the code.
The core library is now just 3.5kb, and it’s 2-5X faster than beta 5 was. GTween now has a simple, but reasonably robust plug-in model, and much of the secondary functionality has been moved out into plugins (ex. snapping, smartRotation, filter support). This has simplified the code a great deal, and made it much easier to understand.
This release comes with a bunch of plugins for common tweening tasks like color adjustments (saturation, hue, etc), synching timeline animations, working with color transforms, run-time calculated motion blurs. It’s also the first release to include a set of easing classes that are optimized for use with GTween.
Finally, this version includes an experimental static interface called GTweener (inspired by Joshua Granick), which provides basic override capabilities.
You can get more information, view demos and documentation, or download the latest version at gskinner.com/libraries/gtween.
What about TweenLite? If you’re curious about what this release means for my relationship with Jack Doyle and the TweenLite library, I invite you to read my blog post on that very topic.