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                <h1>anchorsToProgress() GSAP Demo</h1>

<svg id="svg" viewBox="0 0 900 200">
<div class="nav">
  <button class="previous">previous</button>
  <button class="next">next</button>

<link href='//,400' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>


                html, body {
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  background-color: black;
  color: white;
  font-family: "Signika Negative", sans-serif;
  text-align: center;

h1 {
  margin: 20px;
  text-align: center;

svg {
  overflow: visible;
  height: 100%;
  max-width: 100%;

circle {
  fill: white;

path {
  stroke-width: 3px;
  stroke: #444;
  fill: none;

.nav {
  display: flex;
  justify-content: center;
  padding: 0 0 20px 0;
  align-content: center;

button {
  position: relative;
  margin: 5px 10px 5px 0px;
  outline: none;
  border: none;
  padding: 10px 16px;
  background: #414141;
  background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #575757, #414141);
  background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #575757, #414141);
  background-image: linear-gradient(to bottom, #575757, #414141);
  text-shadow: 0px 1px 0px #414141;
  -webkit-box-shadow: 0px 1px 0px 414141;
  -moz-box-shadow: 0px 1px 0px 414141;
  box-shadow: 0px 1px 0px 414141;
  color: #ffffff;
  text-decoration: none;
  border-radius: 4px;
  font-family: "Signika Negative", sans-serif;
  text-transform: uppercase;
  font-weight: 600;
  cursor: pointer;
  font-size: 18px;
  line-height: 18px;

button:hover {
  background: #57a818;
  background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #57a818, #4d9916);
  background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #57a818, #4d9916);
  background-image: -ms-linear-gradient(top, #57a818, #4d9916);
  background-image: -o-linear-gradient(top, #57a818, #4d9916);
  background-image: linear-gradient(to bottom, #57a818, #4d9916);
  color: #ffffff;
  text-decoration: none;



                gsap.registerPlugin(MotionPathPlugin, DrawSVGPlugin);

let anchors = [{x:50, y:130}, {x:300, y:10}, {x:500, y:70}, {x:700, y:190}, {x:850, y:100}], // anchor coordinates (feel free to change these if you want)
    rawPath = MotionPathPlugin.arrayToRawPath(anchors, {curviness:0.5}),
    path = buildPath(anchors, rawPath), // builds all the anchors and paths, returns the red SVG path
    progressArray = anchorsToProgress(rawPath), // calculate the progress value associated with each anchor, returned as an array.
    curIndex = 0,
    drawPath = gsap.from(path, { // this is the tween of the red path. We pause it initially and animate its progress.
      ease: "none",
      drawSVG: false,
      paused: true,
      duration: 5

// This function calculates the progress value along the rawPath for each anchor and returns an array accordingly.
// So if the rawPath has 5 anchors, the array that's returned will have 5 progress values, each between 0 and 1.
function anchorsToProgress(rawPath, resolution) {
	resolution = ~~resolution || 12;
	if (!Array.isArray(rawPath)) {
		rawPath = MotionPathPlugin.getRawPath(rawPath);
	MotionPathPlugin.cacheRawPathMeasurements(rawPath, resolution);
	let progress = [0],
		length, s, i, e, segment, samples;
	for (s = 0; s < rawPath.length; s++) {
		segment = rawPath[s];
		samples = segment.samples;
		e = segment.length - 6;
		for (i = 0; i < e; i+=6) {
			length = samples[(i / 6 + 1) * resolution - 1];
			progress.push(length / rawPath.totalLength);
	return progress;

// jump to a specific anchor (animate the tween to that progress value)
function goToAnchor(index) {
	curIndex = index;, {
		progress: progressArray[curIndex],
		overwrite: true,
		duration: 2

// click as many times and as quickly as you want.
document.querySelector(".next").addEventListener("click", function() {
	if (curIndex < anchors.length - 1) {
		goToAnchor(curIndex + 1);
document.querySelector(".previous").addEventListener("click", function() {
	if (curIndex > 0) {
		goToAnchor(curIndex - 1);

// -- setup ---
function buildPath(anchors, rawPath) {
  let svg = document.querySelector("#svg"),
      pathTemplate = createSVG("path", svg, {d: MotionPathPlugin.rawPathToString(rawPath)}),
      path = createSVG("path", svg, {d: MotionPathPlugin.rawPathToString(rawPath)}),
  gsap.set(path, {stroke: "red", strokeWidth: 5});
  for (i = 0; i < anchors.length; i++) {
    createSVG("circle", svg, {cx: anchors[i].x, cy: anchors[i].y, r: 5});
  return path;

function createSVG (type, container, attributes) {
    var element = document.createElementNS("", type),
        reg = /([a-z])([A-Z])/g,
    for (p in attributes) {
        element.setAttributeNS(null, p.replace(reg, "$1-$2").toLowerCase(), attributes[p]);
    if (typeof(container) === "string") {
        container = document.querySelector(container);
    return element;