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Morphing help - cannot morph a <G> SVG element.

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I'm trying to morph one SVG to another, the SVG's are ontop of each other. Its an SVG of a brain that morphs into a thumbs up. I keep getting the error:

WARNING: cannot morph a <G> SVG element. Use MorphSVGPlugin.convertToPath(elementOrSelectorText) to convert to a path before morphing.

The brain has an id of #start.

The thumbs up as an id of #end.


The thumbs up is hidden in the css.


I'm not sure where I'm going wrong, the codepen is attached.

See the Pen WwxvZO by anon (@anon) on CodePen

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Hi Acmafali :)


with MorphSVGPlugin you can Morph these SVG tag : <path> <polyline> <polygon> ,  not group of svg elements ( < g > tag )
There's a utility function, MorphSVGPlugin.convertToPath() that can convert primitive shapes like <circle>, <rect>, <ellipse>, <polygon>, <polyline>, and <line> directly into the equivalent <path> that looks identical to the original and is swapped right into the DOM.
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Hi Diaco,


I tried to include those tags into the MorphSVGPlugin.convertToPath() utility function but i still get the same problem, i excluded the <g> tag as well. Really confused :(

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Acmafali, i did notice in your codepen example above that your <g> tag with an id of #end was empty and had no <path>, <polyline>, or <polygon> element inside it like Diaco advised above.

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I got rid of all of the groups when in adobe illustrator, its all good now!


Thanks guys!!

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