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Chrome not animating SVG clipPath text

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Chrome is not animating SVG > clipPath > text

The code is working perfectly in Firefox but not in chrome(and IE but I don't care about IE).


I've only been playing with SVG and GSAP for a few days now. Am I doing something wrong?



chrome: Version 52.0.2743.116 m



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Hi mikemms :)


Welcome to the GreenSock forums. 


Rather than use the SVG clip-path on an HTML element, why not drop the image into the SVG? You can use the SVG <image> element and place your .jpg right in there and it will scale nicely. You have to remember to set a width and height or it won't render.


I've made a fork of your pen to show this solution:


See the Pen Gqzoja by PointC (@PointC) on CodePen


That should work in Chrome and FF. Edge and IE are another story. Oddly, the text in the clip-path wasn't moving in Edge or IE, but I've used clip-paths with them before and everything has been fine so I was a bit puzzled. The only difference being that this is text and I had always used shapes. I tried putting a rectangle in the clip-path along with the text and for some reason, IE and Edge work fine. The rectangle in the clip-path has no width or height, but without it, the text won't animate in the MS browsers. I left the rectangle in the pen with some comments so you can see what I mean. I can't explain this behavior. 


Hopefully this helps a little bit.


Happy tweening.


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Thank you! you are incredible! everything works now even IE!

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