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Hi greensock community,


Its been a long time since I have used Morph SVG plugin. Anyway, originally I was getting the "convert to path" error even though I had no shapes and everything was in path already. When I use the "MorphSVGPlugin.convertToPath" it throws a namespace error after that. Not sure what I am missing.



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Hey jstafford :)


Looks like you're naming and trying to morph the entire SVG. Just move your ID to the paths themselves and it all should work fine for you.

//switch this
<svg id="arrow-left-post-hover" version="1.1" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 451.8 451.8">
<path d="M97.1,225.9c0-8.1,3.1-16.2,9.3-22.4L300.7,9.3c12.4-12.4,32.4-12.4,44.8,0c12.4,12.4,12.4,32.4,0,44.7L173.5,225.9

// to this
<svg  version="1.1" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 451.8 451.8">
<path id="arrow-left-post-hover" d="M97.1,225.9c0-8.1,3.1-16.2,9.3-22.4L300.7,9.3c12.4-12.4,32.4-12.4,44.8,0c12.4,12.4,12.4,32.4,0,44.7L173.5,225.9

Hopefully that helps.


Happy morphing.


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thanks PointC. no wonder I was getting that message.


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I did a little work but I am not happy with the asymmetrical morph here. Any way to fix this or ensure that it morphs symmetrically?

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Thanks PointC. I am searching but haven't seen any codepen that shows me how to marry up a point on one shape with another point on another shape.Like, how is this working?,

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o.k. - I took your arrows into Adobe Illustrator and added some anchor points. One on the middle of the curved part of the start path and one on each side of the 'v' shape on the ending path.


Is this more the way you wanted your morph to look?


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