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TweenBase

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Abstract base class for in-between interpolation handlers; parent class of Tween.

Summary

Properties

Methods

  • Halts playback and resets the tween variables. If you then call TweenBase:Play(), the properties of the tween resume interpolating towards their destination, but take the full length of the animation to do so.

  • Halts playback of the tween. Doesn't reset its progress variables, meaning that if you call TweenBase:Play(), the tween resumes playback from the moment it was paused.

  • Starts playback of a tween. Note that if playback has already started, calling Play() has no effect unless the tween has finished or is stopped (either by TweenBase:Cancel() or TweenBase:Pause()).

Events

Properties

PlaybackState

read only
not replicated
read parallel

Read-only property that shows the current stage for the Tween animation. See Enum.PlaybackState for descriptions of each state. Change using functions like Tween:Play().

Code Samples

Tween PlaybackState

local TweenService = game:GetService("TweenService")
local part = Instance.new("Part")
part.Position = Vector3.new(0, 10, 0)
part.Anchored = true
part.Parent = workspace
local goal = {}
goal.Orientation = Vector3.new(0, 90, 0)
local tweenInfo = TweenInfo.new(1, Enum.EasingStyle.Quad, Enum.EasingDirection.InOut, 2, true, 0.5)
local tween = TweenService:Create(part, tweenInfo, goal)
local function onPlaybackChanged()
print("Tween status has changed to:", tween.PlaybackState)
end
local playbackChanged = tween:GetPropertyChangedSignal("PlaybackState")
playbackChanged:Connect(onPlaybackChanged)
tween:Play()

Methods

Cancel

void

Halts playback of a Tween and resets the tween variables.

Only resets the tween variables, not the properties being changed by the tween. If you cancel a tween halfway through its animation, the properties do not reset to their original values. Differs from TweenBase:Pause() in that once resumed, it takes the full duration of the tween to complete the animation.


Returns

void

Code Samples

Tween Cancel

local TweenService = game:GetService("TweenService")
local part = Instance.new("Part")
part.Position = Vector3.new(0, 10, 0)
part.Anchored = true
part.Parent = workspace
local goal = {}
goal.Position = Vector3.new(0, 50, 0)
local tweenInfo = TweenInfo.new(5)
local tween = TweenService:Create(part, tweenInfo, goal)
tween:Play()
task.wait(2.5)
tween:Cancel()
local playTick = tick()
tween:Play()
tween.Completed:Wait()
local timeTaken = tick() - playTick
print("Tween took " .. tostring(timeTaken) .. " secs to complete")
-- The tween will take 5 seconds to complete as the tween variables have been reset by tween:Cancel()

Pause

void

Halts playback of the tween. Doesn't reset its progress variables, meaning that if you call TweenBase:Play(), the tween resumes playback from the moment it was paused.

If you want to reset the progress variables of the tween, use TweenBase:Cancel().


Returns

void

Code Samples

Pausing a Tween

local TweenService = game:GetService("TweenService")
local part = Instance.new("Part")
part.Position = Vector3.new(0, 10, 0)
part.Anchored = true
part.BrickColor = BrickColor.new("Bright green")
part.Parent = workspace
local goal = {}
goal.Position = Vector3.new(50, 10, 0)
local tweenInfo = TweenInfo.new(10, Enum.EasingStyle.Linear)
local tween = TweenService:Create(part, tweenInfo, goal)
tween:Play()
task.wait(3)
part.BrickColor = BrickColor.new("Bright red")
tween:Pause()
task.wait(2)
part.BrickColor = BrickColor.new("Bright green")
tween:Play()

Play

void

Starts playback of a tween. Note that if playback has already started, calling Play() has no effect unless the tween has finished or is stopped (either by TweenBase:Cancel() or TweenBase:Pause()).

Multiple tweens can be played on the same object at the same time, but they must not animate the same property. If two tweens attempt to modify the same property, the initial tween is cancelled and overwritten by the most recent tween (see examples).


Returns

void

Code Samples

Tween Creation

local TweenService = game:GetService("TweenService")
local part = Instance.new("Part")
part.Position = Vector3.new(0, 10, 0)
part.Color = Color3.new(1, 0, 0)
part.Anchored = true
part.Parent = game.Workspace
local goal = {}
goal.Position = Vector3.new(10, 10, 0)
goal.Color = Color3.new(0, 1, 0)
local tweenInfo = TweenInfo.new(5)
local tween = TweenService:Create(part, tweenInfo, goal)
tween:Play()
Tween Conflict

local TweenService = game:GetService("TweenService")
local part = Instance.new("Part")
part.Position = Vector3.new(0, 10, 0)
part.Anchored = true
part.Parent = game.Workspace
local tweenInfo = TweenInfo.new(5)
-- create two conflicting tweens (both trying to animate part.Position)
local tween1 = TweenService:Create(part, tweenInfo, { Position = Vector3.new(0, 10, 20) })
local tween2 = TweenService:Create(part, tweenInfo, { Position = Vector3.new(0, 30, 0) })
-- listen for their completion status
tween1.Completed:Connect(function(playbackState)
print("tween1: " .. tostring(playbackState))
end)
tween2.Completed:Connect(function(playbackState)
print("tween2: " .. tostring(playbackState))
end)
-- try to play them both
tween1:Play()
tween2:Play()

Events

Completed

Fires when the tween finishes playing or when stopped with TweenBase:Cancel().

Passes the Enum.PlaybackState of the tween to any connected functions to give an indication of why the tween ended. Note that calling TweenBase:Pause() does not fire the Completed event.

Parameters

playbackState: Enum.PlaybackState

The Enum.PlaybackState of the tween upon completion.


Code Samples

Tween Completed

local Players = game:GetService("Players")
local TweenService = game:GetService("TweenService")
local SLOW_DURATION = 10
local function slowCharacter(humanoid)
local goal = {}
goal.WalkSpeed = 0
local tweenInfo = TweenInfo.new(SLOW_DURATION)
local tweenSpeed = TweenService:Create(humanoid, tweenInfo, goal)
tweenSpeed:Play()
return tweenSpeed
end
local function onCharacterAdded(character)
local humanoid = character:WaitForChild("Humanoid")
local initialSpeed = humanoid.WalkSpeed
local tweenSpeed = slowCharacter(humanoid)
tweenSpeed.Completed:Wait()
humanoid.WalkSpeed = initialSpeed
end
local function onPlayerAdded(player)
player.CharacterAdded:Connect(onCharacterAdded)
end
Players.PlayerAdded:Connect(onPlayerAdded)
Tween Conflict

local TweenService = game:GetService("TweenService")
local part = Instance.new("Part")
part.Position = Vector3.new(0, 10, 0)
part.Anchored = true
part.Parent = game.Workspace
local tweenInfo = TweenInfo.new(5)
-- create two conflicting tweens (both trying to animate part.Position)
local tween1 = TweenService:Create(part, tweenInfo, { Position = Vector3.new(0, 10, 20) })
local tween2 = TweenService:Create(part, tweenInfo, { Position = Vector3.new(0, 30, 0) })
-- listen for their completion status
tween1.Completed:Connect(function(playbackState)
print("tween1: " .. tostring(playbackState))
end)
tween2.Completed:Connect(function(playbackState)
print("tween2: " .. tostring(playbackState))
end)
-- try to play them both
tween1:Play()
tween2:Play()
Verifying a Tween has Completed

local TweenService = game:GetService("TweenService")
local part = Instance.new("Part")
part.Position = Vector3.new(0, 50, 0)
part.Anchored = true
part.Parent = workspace
local goal = {}
goal.Position = Vector3.new(0, 0, 0)
local tweenInfo = TweenInfo.new(3)
local tween = TweenService:Create(part, tweenInfo, goal)
local function onTweenCompleted(playbackState)
if playbackState == Enum.PlaybackState.Completed then
local explosion = Instance.new("Explosion")
explosion.Position = part.Position
explosion.Parent = workspace
part:Destroy()
task.delay(2, function()
if explosion then
explosion:Destroy()
end
end)
end
end
tween.Completed:Connect(onTweenCompleted)
tween:Play()