<animateMotion>

The SVG <animateMotion> element provides a way to define how an element moves along a motion path.

Note: To reuse an existing path, it will be necessary to use an <mpath> element inside the <animateMotion> element instead of the path attribute.

Example

<svg viewBox="0 0 200 100" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
  <path fill="none" stroke="lightgrey"
    d="M20,50 C20,-50 180,150 180,50 C180-50 20,150 20,50 z" />

  <circle r="5" fill="red">
    <animateMotion dur="10s" repeatCount="indefinite"
      path="M20,50 C20,-50 180,150 180,50 C180-50 20,150 20,50 z" />
  </circle>
</svg>

Usage context

CategoriesAnimation element
Permitted contentAny number of the following elements, in any order:
Descriptive elements
<mpath>

Attributes

keyPoints

This attribute indicate, in the range [0,1], how far is the object along the path for each keyTimes associated values. Value type: <number>*; Default value: none; Animatable: no

path

This attribute defines the path of the motion, using the same syntax as the d attribute. Value type: <string>; Default value: none; Animatable: no

rotate

This attribute defines a rotation applied to the element animated along a path, usually to make it pointing in the direction of the animation. Value type: <number>|auto|auto-reverse; Default value: 0; Animatable: no

Note: For <animateMotion>, the default value for the calcMode attribute is paced.

Animation Attributes

Global attributes

Usage notes

This element implements the SVGAnimateMotionElement interface.

Specifications

Specification
SVG Animations Level 2
# AnimateMotionElement

Browser compatibility

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See also