elevation

The elevation attribute specifies the direction angle for the light source from the XY plane towards the Z-axis, in degrees. Note that the positive Z-axis points towards the viewer of the content.

Only one element is using this attribute: <feDistantLight>

<svg viewBox="0 0 440 200" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
  <filter id="distantLight1">
    <feDiffuseLighting>
      <feDistantLight elevation="0" />
    </feDiffuseLighting>
  </filter>
  <filter id="distantLight2">
    <feDiffuseLighting>
      <feDistantLight elevation="45" />
    </feDiffuseLighting>
  </filter>

  <circle cx="100" cy="100" r="80" style="filter: url(#distantLight1);" />
  <circle cx="100" cy="100" r="80" style="filter: url(#distantLight2); transform: translateX(240px);" />
</svg>

Usage notes

Value <number>
Default value 0
Animatable Yes

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Filter Effects Module Level 1
The definition of 'elevation' in that specification.
Working Draft No change
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of 'elevation' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Update compatibility data on GitHub
DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
elevationChrome ? Edge ? Firefox ? IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown

Document Tags and Contributors

Contributors to this page: Sebastianz, mdnwebdocs-bot, Jeremie
Last updated by: Sebastianz,