devNotes 4-29-16 ArgosFibonacci.cs – iTween Callbacks



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One of the most frequent problems I see people have with iTween is with callbacks that don’t fire.

At it’s core iTween leverages Unity’s SendMessage method for carrying out it’s 3 callbacks: “onStart”, “onUpdate” and “onComplete”. When you add an iTween to a GameObject, iTween will throw all callbacks against the GameObject that is being animated. Where most people have difficulties is when they assign iTweens to GameObjects that don’t physically contain the methods they are attempting to call.

For example, the following code with never execute the “ShakeComplete” method because the “target” GameObject does not have a script attachted to it containing this method:

There’s 2 ways to correct the previous script. The long route: create another script, attach it to our actual “target” GameObject and transfer the “ShakeComplete” method to that new script. The easy route: utilize iTween’s callback “target modifiers”!

Each of iTween’s 3 callbacks have an additional “target modifier” that can be used to tell iTween to look somewhere else for the callback method: “onStartTarget”, “onUpdateTarget” and “onCompleteTarget”.

The following corrected script will now fire the “onComplete” callback since we are now using “onCompleteTarget” to tell iTween that the “ShakeComplete” method is located on the GameObject that actually set up the iTween: