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  1. This is not as much a "having a problem with.." issue as it is a best practice question. Might even be an SVG gotcha. The codepen shows attaching a drawing tool (like a pencil or whatever) to a drawSVG line drawing by using MorphSVGPlugin.pathDataToBezier and following drawSVG. Got it working pretty quickly but when I started testing a few SVGs, I ran into compound paths - where there were multiple M's in a single path creating separate visual lines. When drawSVG runs by itself (with no visual pen image following along) it's not noticeable that compound move-to paths are drawing multiple lines in at the same time. But, when you're trying to make it look like a pen is drawing a line at a time it quickly falls apart visually. So, I wrote a rather ugly function to check for and break apart compound paths and then replace them all. function breakApartPaths(paths, svg) { var sepPaths = []; for ( let path of paths ) { var pdata = path.getAttribute('d'); pdata = pdata.trim(); var subArr = pdata.split('M'); for ( let M of subArr ) { if(M != "") { var newPath = document.createElementNS("http://www.w3.org/2000/svg", 'path'); for ( var a = 0; a < path.attributes.length; a++ ) { var N = path.attributes[a].name; var V = path.attributes[a].value; if(N != 'd') { newPath.setAttributeNS('',N,V); } } newPath.setAttributeNS('','d',`M${M}`); sepPaths.push(newPath); } } } return sepPaths; } I get the sepPaths array, and then remove all the paths, replacing them with the new paths like this... var paths = document.querySelectorAll(`${svgID} path`); var newPaths = breakApartPaths(paths,$(svgID)[0]); for( path of paths ) { $(svgID)[0].removeChild(path); } for( path of newPaths ) { $(svgID)[0].appendChild(path); } It works but feels a little dangerous. Anyone know a little safer, more DRY way to do this?
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