<link href='//fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Asap:400,700' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>

<div id="quote">SplitText makes it easy to break apart the text in an HTML element so that each character, word, and/or line is wrapped in its own div tag.</div>

<button id="animate">animate</button>


  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
body{
  margin:3% 10% 0 10%;
  overflow:hidden;
}

#quote{
  font-size:44px;
  line-height:50px;
}

button {
  padding:10px;
  margin: 20px 0;
}
/*
See https://www.greensock.com/splittext/ for details. 
This demo uses SplitText which is a membership benefit of Club GreenSock, https://www.greensock.com/club/
*/
gsap.registerPlugin(SplitText);

var tl = gsap.timeline(),
  mySplitText = new SplitText("#quote", { type: "words,chars" }),
  chars = mySplitText.chars; //an array of all the divs that wrap each character

gsap.set("#quote", { perspective: 400 });

console.log(chars);

tl.from(chars, {
  duration: 0.8,
  opacity: 0,
  scale: 0,
  y: 80,
  rotationX: 180,
  transformOrigin: "0% 50% -50",
  ease: "back",
  stagger: 0.01
});

document.getElementById("animate").onclick = function () {
  tl.restart();
};

External CSS

  1. https://codepen.io/GreenSock/pen/gOWxmWG.css

External JavaScript

  1. https://unpkg.co/gsap@3/dist/gsap.min.js
  2. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/s.cdpn.io/16327/SplitText3.min.js