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Flutter Tween Tutorial with Examples

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1- Tween

In FlutterTween class tries to simulate a "linear interpolation". So before we talk about it, we need to clarify the concept of interpolation and linear interpolation.
Interpolation is the process of estimating unknown data points that fall between known data points.
To simplify, look at the illustration below. The pink curve includes actual data points, but we only know a few actual data points (in red). The question is, how can we estimate other points?
Newton's linear interpolation method says that connect points with increasing X-coordinates to create a polylines (Blue) and you can estimate other data points.
According to the illustration above, P is a point on the meandering line (blue), estimated by the linear interpolation method, and P* is the actual data point. Obviously, there is a bit of an error.
Tweet<T>
Back to Tweet<T> class, it simulates a linear interpolation with 2 known data points (starting and ending points). In this case, the polylines is only a straight line.

const Offset(
    double dx,
    double dy
)
As usual we start with a simple example: A Tweet<T> with the parameter <T> is Offset type. In 0 to 1 time period, an object moves steadily in a straight line from position P0 (2.10) to position P1 (20.4). We can calculate the position of this object at any given time.

Tween<Offset> tween = Tween<Offset>(begin: Offset(2, 10), end: Offset(20,4));

var times = [0.0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1.0];

for(var t in times) {
    Offset point = tween.transform(t);
    print("t = " + t.toString() +". x/y = " + point.dx.toString() +"/" + point.dy.toString());
}
Output:

I/flutter (22119): t = 0.0. x/y = 2.0/10.0
I/flutter (22119): t = 0.25. x/y = 6.5/8.5
I/flutter (22119): t = 0.5. x/y = 11.0/7.0
I/flutter (22119): t = 0.75. x/y = 15.5/5.5
I/flutter (22119): t = 1.0. x/y = 20.0/4.0
Thus, just providing 2 data points, Tweet<T> will estimate a lot of other data points, they can be used as different states in an animation process.

2- Tween classes

Hierarchy of classes:
List of descendants of Tween class:
  1. AlignmentGeometryTween
  2. AlignmentTween
  3. BorderRadiusTween
  4. BorderTween
  5. BoxConstraintsTween
  6. ColorTween
  7. ConstantTween
  8. DecorationTween
  9. EdgeInsetsGeometryTween
  10. EdgeInsetsTween
  11. FractionalOffsetTween
  12. IntTween
  13. MaterialPointArcTween
  14. Matrix4Tween
  15. RectTween
    1. MaterialRectArcTween
    2. MaterialRectCenterArcTween
  16. RelativeRectTween
  17. ReverseTween
  18. ShapeBorderTween
  19. SizeTween
  20. StepTween
  21. TextStyleTween
  22. ThemeDataTween
Tweet<T> class has quite a few subclasses, some of which are created for specific types of <T> parameter. Example: AlignmentGeometryTween class extends from Tween<AlignmentGeometry>, which is a linear interpolation between 2 AlignmentGeomery(s).

3- Tween constructor


Tween<T extends dynamic>(
  {T? begin,
  T? end}
)
TODO

4- transform(t)

TODO

5- lerp(t)

TODO

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