lerp static method

Gradient? lerp(
  1. Gradient? a,
  2. Gradient? b,
  3. double t

Linearly interpolates between two Gradients.

This defers to b's lerpTo function if b is not null. If b is null or if its lerpTo returns null, it uses a's lerpFrom function instead. If both return null, it returns a before t == 0.5 and b after t == 0.5.

The t argument represents position on the timeline, with 0.0 meaning that the interpolation has not started, returning a (or something equivalent to a), 1.0 meaning that the interpolation has finished, returning b (or something equivalent to b), and values in between meaning that the interpolation is at the relevant point on the timeline between a and b. The interpolation can be extrapolated beyond 0.0 and 1.0, so negative values and values greater than 1.0 are valid (and can easily be generated by curves such as Curves.elasticInOut).

Values for t are usually obtained from an Animation<double>, such as an AnimationController.


static Gradient? lerp(Gradient? a, Gradient? b, double t) {
  if (identical(a, b)) {
    return a;
  Gradient? result;
  if (b != null) {
    result = b.lerpFrom(a, t); // if a is null, this must return non-null
  if (result == null && a != null) {
    result = a.lerpTo(b, t); // if b is null, this must return non-null
  if (result != null) {
    return result;
  assert(a != null && b != null);
  return t < 0.5 ? a!.scale(1.0 - (t * 2.0)) : b!.scale((t - 0.5) * 2.0);