DRAWSVG user's manual

9.6. Animate attribute

This task create or edit animate element. The task is enabled if one object is selected to animate it, or if the document contains animate elements.

The context of the task can be relative to the selection or to the document.

Task icon

This feature can be used :

  • To animate an attribute of the selected object that does not have yet one with the animate dialog.

    Select the object then click on the task icon.

  • To view the animate elements of the selection, then editing one or adding another one to the target of the selected animation with the animate elements dialog.

    Select the objects then click on the task icon.

  • To view all animate elements of the document, then editing one or adding another one to the target of the selected animation with the animate elements dialog.

    Click on the task icon if enabled.

See animate attributes showcase for an interactive demonstration.

The animate dialog

Create an animate element or update one.

The dialog is composed of an active pane, a pane links area and a bar of actions buttons.

This dialog is an assistant to create or edit an animate element

  • To easily create an animation:

    start by setting only the required properties ( attribute, id, duration, begin, values)

    then edit the animation and set the other properties ( repeat count, repeat duration, fill, end, min, max, restart, calcMode, keyTimes, keySplines).

  • Use the next link and button to open the next property pane, or click on its link.

  • Each property pane explains its property's behavior with links to standard specifications, and presents a simple and intuitive user interface for entering the property's value.

  • By default start the created animation or restart the updated one.

The animate attribute property

Define the attribute to animate, enter or select it from the DOM list or style properties list.

See specifications.

The animate values property

This panel allow to specify the animation values of the attribute with one of the 5 possible syntaxes (from-to, from-by, by, to, values).

Each value is input with its required format (color, length, opacity, number..) using a dedicated UI.

See syntax specifications ( values, from, to, by)

The animate elements dialog

The animate attribute task show this dialog when:

  • the selection is empty and the document contains animate elements.

  • the selected objects have animate elements.

The dialog shows:

  • The list of the animate elements identified by the target attribute and the animation id.

  • A panel with the description of the selected animation element.

The selected animation can be started, stopped and edited.

Use the add button to create another animate element on the target element of the selected animation.