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SVG Quick Tip: break images in a <pattern>

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Another quick SVG tip — break images in the <pattern> element.


Drop an image (or images) into the <pattern> element and use that to fill any group of paths or primitive shapes. This allows you to break that image into any number of pieces you like. I used 64 pieces in this jigsaw puzzle example so it pushes the browser a bit, but shows what's possible.


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


You can drop anything into that <pattern> element and make this work. It could be images, primitive shapes or even dynamic SVG text. I wrote about text in a <pattern> here:

Happy tweening.



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Nice work, @PointC! Thanks for sharing the tip. 

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