Issue with Step-by-Step Lerp Animation using Tween-Position in PlayCanvas

I’m currently working on a project where I’m trying to achieve step-by-step lerp animation using the TweenPosition script and a JSON file with coordinate data. The goal is to smoothly transition the entity from one coordinate to the next in a sequence.

I’ve implemented the following code:

var TweenPosition = pc.createScript(‘tweenPosition’);

//Attached JSON file from asset
TweenPosition.attributes.add(‘jsonAsset’, { type: ‘asset’, assetType: ‘json’ });

TweenPosition.attributes.add(‘duration’, { type: ‘number’, default: 100 });
TweenPosition.attributes.add(‘easing’, { type: ‘string’, default: ‘Linear’ });
TweenPosition.attributes.add(‘delay’, { type: ‘number’, default: 2 });
TweenPosition.attributes.add(‘loop’, { type: ‘boolean’, default: true });
TweenPosition.attributes.add(‘yoyo’, { type: ‘boolean’, default: false });
TweenPosition.attributes.add(‘repeat’, { type: ‘number’, default: 2 });

TweenPosition.prototype.initialize = function () {
// create our tween

// handle attribute changes
this.on('attr:duration', function (value) {
    this.tween.duration = value;
}, this);

this.on('attr:easing', this.reset, this);
this.on('attr:delay', this.reset, this);
this.on('attr:loop', this.reset, this);
this.on('attr:yoyo', this.reset, this);
this.on('attr:repeat', this.reset, this);


TweenPosition.prototype.reset = function () {
// Get JSON data from a project asset
var characterData = this.jsonAsset.resource;

// if we are already tweening then stop first
if (this.tween) {

// reset our position
this.entity.setLocalPosition(-10, 0, 0);

if (this.jsonAsset && this.jsonAsset.resource) {
    var ballPosition = this.jsonAsset.resource.ballLocations;

    // Convert coordinates from centimeters to meters
    var convertToMeters = function(coord) {
        return coord / 100; // 1 cm = 0.01 m

    // Create a new tween to animate through the coordinates
    var tween = this.entity.tween(this.entity.getLocalPosition());

    for (var i = 0; i < ballPosition.length; i++) {
        var coords = ballPosition[i];
        var destination = new pc.Vec3(

        tween =, this.duration, pc[this.easing])

    // Configure loop and yoyo
    tween = tween.loop(this.loop)

    // Only set repeats if loop is false
    if (!this.loop) {
        tween = tween.repeat(this.repeat);

    // Start the tween


the entity is moving directly to the final coordinate instead of animating through the sequence. I suspect that there might be an issue with how the to() function is used in conjunction with the loop.

Any guidance or suggestions on how to properly implement this step-by-step lerp animation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

here is my project link

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You should try to debug it yourself a bit first. Simplify your case. Hardcode a simple position vector A and try to tween your entity position to it. Without those covertToMeters or reading json, yoyo and other stuff. If it works, see what different and fix from there.

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