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Animations under the sea

       Some of the easiest items to animate are sea creature, For the most part the animation can be achieved using  SMIL's animateTransform on the d element.

     

   SVG SMIL animation of a plant eating Plesiosaurs. Also depicted is a nautilus, angelfish, seahorse and sea urchin along with other underwater aquatic plants.

      A deep ocean prehistoric creature travels through his domain. Is it a Plesiosaurs? No. Because my doodle is of a gentle gaint, a plant eater infact. Also depicted is a nautilus, angelfish, seahorse and sea urchin along with other underwater aquatic plants.

Closeup SMIL SVG Animation of a nautilus  Interesting fact:

     To swim, the nautilus draws water into its chamber , which it then uses as a jet propulsion.
   

A cartoon animation of a seahorse and jellyfish underwater.

      Jellyfish are softbodied, free-swimming aquatic animals with trailing tentacles.The tentacles are used to capture food and defend against predators. Jellyfish can be found in shallow waters near the beach down to deep dark ocean.
Animation isolation of a Sea Horse and Jellyfish. Image made in Inkscape using SVG and SMIL for the animation effects

A scuba diver animation.
A scuba diver animation using SMIL.

      This animation is an example of using frames to achieve the illusion of movement. Each of the scuba dive below consists of eight independent frames. The scuba diver in the upper left hand corner is set at 8 frames per 600 milliseconds. The scuba dive in the upper right hand corner is set at 8 frames per 1200 milliseconds.
SMIL animateTransform can be used with the folowing example settings for animateTransform.
     attributeName = visibility
     begin = 0ms
     dur = 600ms
     fill = freeze
     id = animateAnyName
     repeatCount = indefinite (or any number you want greater 0)
     type = display
     values = visible;hidden;hidden;hidden;hidden;hidden;hidden;hidden



   SMIL SVG animation depicting an Octopus dolphin, submarine, sea urchin, sea anemones, and a nautilus

 

  A Yellow Submarine exploring the deep oceans spots an Octopus. I do not know why a dolphin would be found  amonst the sea urchin and jelly fish? But since it is a silly doodle, who cares!

 


Doodle of a gaint red squid
A SVG SMIL animation of a giant red squid can grow to  tremendous size due to deep-sea gigantism. Estimates put the maximum size at 43 ft. Which include it long arms and 8 tentacles.

        A giant red squid its tentacles floating about in the ocean depths. Perhaps ready to attack some unsuspecting Mariners on the surface. His eyes as wide as a plate platter. A great monster of the deep sea. It roams the world's oceans at its will! Of course the truth is a giant squid can grow to tremendous size due to deep-sea gigantism. Estimates put the maximum size at 43 ft. Which include it long arms and 8 tentacles.  

Inkscape Doodle Hint

When setting timing attributes (begin or dur) in Inkscape always try and use milisecons inseated of seconds. Firefox does not respond correct with seconds. Example when setting the begin attribute in animation use begin = 0ms instead of begin = 0s.