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Issues Animating Elements of SVG

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I'm able to animate the entire SVG. I'm also able to call and modify an element within the SVG (rect02), but I can't seem to animate rect01. Help would be much appreciated! 

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Hello dxc, and Welcome to the Greensock Forum!


Since you are explicitly trying to animate the height attribute.. you need to add that height  within the attr:{} object


Codepen example:

See the Pen BFpmx by jonathan (@jonathan) on CodePen

// animates the css property height
TweenLite.to(svgAll, 1.5, {height:250});

// animates the height attribute with attr: {} object
TweenLite.to(rect01, 1.5, {attr:{height:5}});


When animating attributes, GSAP uses the AttrPlugin:




Below is taken from AttrPlugin Docs:


Tweens any numeric attribute of a DOM element. For example, let's say your DOM element looks like this:

<rect id="rect" fill="none" x="0" y="0" width="500" height="400"></rect>


You could tween the "x", "y", "width", or "height" attributes using AttrPlugin like this:

TweenLite.to("#rect", 1, {attr:{x:100, y:50, width:100, height:100}, ease:Linear.easeNone});


You can tween an unlimited number of attributes simultaneously. Just use the associated property name inside the attr:{} object.

AttrPlugin is NOT intended to be used with css-related properties because the CSSPlugin already handles those.


Note: a common mistake is to forget to wrap attributes in a attr:{} object which is essential for specifying your intent.


Does that help? :)

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That's exactly what I needed, thanks! 

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No worries dxc .. Happy Tweening! :)

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