DOTween is a fast, efficient, fully type-safe object-oriented animation engine for Unity, optimized for C# users, free and open-source, with tons of advanced features

It is also the evolution of HOTween, my previous Unity tween engine. Compared to it, DOTween is more than 400% faster, more efficient, more type-safe, avoids useless GC allocations and offers new shortcuts and features.

DOTween is compatible with Unity versions 2018 to 4.6.

Works with:
Win, Mac, Linux, Unity WebPlayer, WebGL, iOS, Android,
Windows Phone, Windows Store, PS Vita (PSM), PS3/PS4, Xbox 360/One, Nintendo Switch + more (didn't test additional platforms but it should work everywhere except with Flash export)


Speed and efficiency
Not only very fast, but also very efficient: everything is cached and reused to avoid useless GC allocations.
IntelliSense and type-safety
All code is complete with XML comments and organized to get the most out of IntelliSense. Also, everything is type-safe: no strings anywhere.
Shortcut extensions that directly extend common objects like this:
// Move a transform to position 1,2,3 in 1 second
								transform.DOMove(new Vector3(1,2,3), 1);
								// Scale the Y of a transform to 3 in 1 second
								transform.DOScaleY(3, 1);
								// Pause a transform's tween
Extremely accurate
Time is calculated in a very precise way. This means that 1000 loops of 1 second each will play exactly as long as a single loop of 1000 seconds.
Logical and easy to use API
An API made to boost efficiency, intuitiveness and ease of use.
Animate everything (almost)
DOTween can animate every numeric value and also some non-numeric ones. It can even animate strings, with support for rich-text.
You can activate/deactivate references to Unity's systems (physics/audio/UI/etc) via DOTween Modules.
Snapping, axis constraints and other options
Choose additional options on how to tween your values, like snapping (snaps values to integers) or axis constraints.
Full control
Play, Pause, Rewind, Restart, Complete, Goto and tons of other useful methods to control your tweens.
Combine tweens into Sequences to create complex animations (which don't need to be in a, uh, sequence: they can also overlap each other).
Blendable tweens
Some tweens can blend between each other in realtime, thanks to powerful DOBlendable shortcuts.
Animate stuff along both linear and curved paths, with additional options for the orientation of your traveling agents.
Change values and duration while playing
Change a tween's start/end values or duration at any moment, even while playing.
Safe mode
Activate the optional safe mode and let DOTween take care of unexpected occurrences, like a tween's target being destroyed while playing.
Yield for coroutines
Various "WaitFor…" methods to use inside coroutines, that allow you to wait for a tween to be completed, killed, started, or for it to reach a given position or loops (and if you have Unity 5.3 or later, CustomYieldInstructions are also implemented).
Multiple rotation modes
Rotation tweens can take the shortest route, the full one, or use local or world-based axes.
Shared methods
Is it a Tweener or a Sequence? Who cares? They both inherit from Tween, thus you can store them and control them in the same way.
DOTween is built with an extensible architecture in mind, which allows you to create your own tween plugins as separate files.
Extra virtual methods to do stuff like calling a function after a given delay.
All the basics
Callbacks, Loops, Ease (AnimationCurves and custom ease functions included), SpeedBased and many other tweening options. Also, choice of update type: regular, fixed, late, plus options to make it timeScale-independent.

DOTween Utility Panel

A utility panel that lets you activate/deactivate Modules and setup default DOTween settings/options, plus check for updates, etc.

DOTween Inspector

If you select the [DOTween] GameObject while playing, the corresponding Inspector will show you useful informations, plus buttons to directly open the online documentation and check if you have the latest version.

DOTween Pro

DOTween Pro is out and extends DOTween with new scripting shortcuts, a visual animation editor, a visual path editor, plus extra features for 2D Toolkit and TextMesh Pro.

Read more here

DOTween VS HOTween

After gaining experience by spending the last years on HOTween, I created DOTween from scratch, with the aim of making the tween engine I truly wanted to use, so there's a lot of differences between the two. DOTween still maintains the flexible object-oriented approach of HOTween (actually, it's much more flexible), but also…

  • is much faster (both while running then when starting a tween), more efficient and uses less memory
  • caches and reuses stuff automatically (if you want) and doesn't generate any useless GC allocations
  • doesn't require an alternate Micro version to run on certain platforms
  • allows to change start/end values, duration and other properties even while a tween is running
  • has tons of shortcuts to simplify tweening known objects like transforms
  • has a similar but different API and doesn't require a TweenParms object anymore: all settings are chained directly to the tween in a much more logical way
  • has more "WaitFor…" methods to use with coroutines
  • has a much smarter internal architecture
  • is completely type-safe: doesn't use any strings nor Reflection at all
  • allows to set custom ease functions
  • has an optional safe-mode which automatically takes care of targets being destroyed while a tween is running
  • introduces lambdas instead of strings (lambdas are awesome, in general!)
  • is easier to extend with custom plugins
  • comes with extra virtual methods
  • is optimized for C# (UnityScript might be used with it, but it's not recommended nor supported – I honestly don't know about Boo)
  • has a new name that hopefully won't be associated with porn
  • has many other additional features and is overall much cooler (tadah!)

DOTween is free and open-source like HOTween, but there is a special Pro version which contains extra stuff and that requires a small one-time fee.

I hope you will understand and will support this decision.
Other than that, donations are always welcome :)

Comparison with other engines

If you want, you can download the test package I used (oops sorry, I'll put it up there when I get into beta, otherwise I should update it every hour - but you can still get the most recent one from DOTween's GitHub repo).

All these tests were done from a build, since some of these tween engines (DOTween, HOTween and GoKit) do additional stuff while in the Editor to show editor-only debug informations, and thus testing them outside the editor, where it counts, seemed more fair.

To keep the test accurate download the latest versions of all engines and replace the old ones (the ones used here are from July/August 2014).

Generic floats

You'll find more tests for the tween of generic floats because GoKit and iTween couldn't tween as many as the other engines, but I still wanted to show high-level results.

64,000 generic floats in a loop

DOTween HOTween LeanTween GoKit iTween
Average FPS 124 FPS 25 FPS 102 FPS freezes freezes
Startup time 76 MS 332 MS 34 MS freezes freezes

16,000 generic floats in a loop

DOTween HOTween LeanTween GoKit iTween
Average FPS 412 FPS 115 FPS 389 FPS 387 FPS freezes
Startup time 14 MS 74 MS 7 MS 47,432 MS freezes

2,000 generic floats in a loop

DOTween HOTween LeanTween GoKit iTween
Average FPS 1091 FPS 888 FPS 1050 FPS 998 FPS 3 FPS
Startup time 2 MS 11 MS 1 MS 6,258 MS 240 MS


4,000 transforms looping around

DOTween HOTween LeanTween GoKit iTween
Average FPS 68 FPS 63 FPS 68 FPS 65 FPS 38 FPS
Startup time 5 MS 30 MS 3 MS 130 MS 229 MS