The animateTransform element animates a transformation attribute on a target element, thereby allowing animations to control translation, scaling, rotation and/or skewing.

Usage context

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


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<svg width="120" height="120"  viewBox="0 0 120 120"
     xmlns="" version="1.1"
     xmlns:xlink="" >

    <polygon points="60,30 90,90 30,90">
        <animateTransform attributeName="transform"
                          from="0 60 70"
                          to="360 60 70"

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Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGAnimateTransformElement interface.


Specification Status Comment
SVG Animations Level 2
The definition of '<animateTransform>' in that specification.
Editor's Draft No change
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of '<animateTransform>' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) IE Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) No support (Yes) ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? ? ? ?

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