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                <div class="right-side">
  <div class="photo"></div>
<section class="section1">
	<h1>ScrollTrigger Zoom by Section</h1>
<section class="section2">
	<h1>Section 2</h1>
<section class="section3">
	<h1>Section 3</h1>
<section class="section4">
	<h1>Section 4</h1>
<section class="section5">
	<h1>Section 5</h1>


                body {
  margin: 0;
  width: 100%;
  background-color: grey;
  font-family: sans-serif;
  overscroll-behavior: none;
section {
  position: relative;
  height: 100vh;
  border-bottom: 1px solid #636363;
  width: 58%;
h1 {
  position: absolute;
  top: 30px;
  font-size: 36px;
  line-height: 1;
  font-family: sans-serif;
  color: #fff;
  margin: 0 0 0 20px;
.right-side {
  width: 40%;
  position: fixed;
  right: 0;
  top: 0;
  background: #333;
  height: 100vh;
  overflow: hidden;
.photo {
  width: 100%;
  height: 100%;
  background-image: url(;
  background-size: cover;
  background-position: center;


This GSAP effect lets you zoom in on a particular spot of the target - you define the scale and the origin as an Array of x/y normalized values. Like {scale: 3, origin: [0.25, 0.8]} would zoom in on the spot that's 25% from the left, and 80% from the top of the element/image. It will return an animation that controls the xPercent, yPercent, and scale (as well as any other values you pass in, like a normal tween). It won't let the edges collapse toward the center. It's best to put the element into a container that has overflow: hidden.
  name: "zoom",
  effect: (targets, config) => {
    const vars = {transformOrigin: "0px 0px", ...config},
          { scale, origin } = config,
          clamp = gsap.utils.clamp(-100 * (scale - 1), 0);
    delete vars.origin;
    vars.xPercent = clamp((0.5 - origin[0] * scale) * 100);
    vars.yPercent = clamp((0.5 - origin[1] * scale) * 100);
    vars.overwrite = "auto";
    return, vars);
  extendTimeline: true,
  defaults: {origin: [0.5, 0.5], scale: 2}

// for each section, we define the zoom data here
const zoomData = [
  {scale: 1, origin: [0.5, 0.5]},
  {scale: 3, origin: [0.25, 1]},
  {scale: 1, origin: [0.5, 0.5]},
  {scale: 2, origin: [0.8, 0.4]}

// First animation - we'll have more, just trying to get one to work right now
const tl = gsap.timeline({
  scrollTrigger: {
    trigger: '.section3',
    endTrigger: '.section4',
    start: "top center",
    end: "bottom top",
    scrub: true

// set the starting state
gsap.effects.zoom(".photo", {scale: zoomData[0].scale, origin: zoomData[0].origin, duration: 0});

tl.zoom(".photo", {
  scale: zoomData[1].scale,
  origin: zoomData[1].origin,
  ease: "power1.inOut"