The <animateMotion> Element

The purpose of the <animateMotion> element is to create an animation along a path. The following code creates an animation where a circle traces the shape of a rectangle four times.

Listing 8.20. (AnimPath00.svg)
<?xml version="1.0" standalone="no"?> 
<!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.0//EN" 
<circle cx="0" cy="0" r="5" style="fill:red; 
<animateMotion path="M50,50 150,50 150,100 50,100 z" 
        repeatCount="4" /> 

Animation on a path

One of the most compelling types of animation is animation on a path. The path along which the animation can take place is any path that can be expressed in SVG, which leaves enormous ...

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