Quick Introduction

The animation is a very cool thing and most of us love adding to our website but there are two problems we face with animation- Performance Issue and Inspiration for an animation.

So the solution to this problem is SVG Animation. As we all know SVGs are pretty small and scalable and they are specifically build for doing this kind of work. Apart from solving space and performance issues, they are also easier to animate in comparison with JPEGs or any other image format.

So I thought why not create a list of best SVG Animation Examples across Codepen for your inspiration and that may help you get started with your first animation.

List of 50+ Best SVG Animation Examples For Your Inspiration

1.Interactive SVG Info Graph

See the Pen Interactive SVG Info Graph by Chris Gannon (@chrisgannon) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows graph Svg animation using TweenMax.
Animation By :Chris Gannon  
Made with : Html,CSS,JS
Dependencies :TweenMax.min.js,DrawSVGPlugin.js,Draggable.min.js

2.Hot and Sticky

See the Pen Hot and Sticky by Mariusz Dabrowski (@MarioD) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows hot cup and strechy string animation.
Animation By : Mariusz Dabrowski 
Made with : Html,CSS,JS 
Dependencies :matter.min.js,p5.min.js

3.💥 Boom 💥

See the Pen 💥 Boom 💥 by Sarah Drasner (@sdras) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This pen shows earth rotation and line animation.
Animation By : Sarah Drasner 
Made with : Html,CSS 
Dependencies :TweenMax.min.js,DrawSVGPlugin.min.js

4.A Christmas loop in SVG

See the Pen A christmas loop in svg by kittons (@airnan) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows Christmas celebration in one loop.
Animation By : kittons
Made with : Html,CSS,JS
Dependencies :bodymovin.js,data.js

5.Student

See the Pen Student by Domany (@Domany) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows 
Animation By : Domany
Made with : Html,CSS,JS
Dependencies :jquery.min.js,snap.svg-min.js,TweenMax.min.js

6.Just Keep Going ( simple version )

See the Pen Just Keep Going ( simple version ) by Diaco M.Lotfollahi (@MAW) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows a model  walking which looks realistic.
Animation By : Diaco M.Lotfollahi 
Made with : Html,CSS,JS
Dependencies :TweenMax.min.js

7.Color Change Buttons

See the Pen Color Change Buttons by Mariusz Dabrowski (@MarioD) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows color change gooey button animation.
Animation By : Mariusz Dabrowski
Made with : Html,CSS 
Dependencies :

8.SVG Fire 🔥

See the Pen SVG Fire 🔥 by Steve Gardner (@ste-vg) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows realistic fire made with SVGs.
Animation By : Steve Gardner
Made with : Html,CSS,JS(TypeScript) 
Dependencies :TweenMax.min.js,snap.svg-min.js

9.Morphing Apple Devices

See the Pen Morphing Apple Devices by Sohaib Mohammed (@smalinux) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows apple product change in one loop.
Animation By : Sohaib Mohammed
Made with : Html,CSS,JS
Dependencies :TweenMax.min.js,MorphSVGPlugin.min.js

10.SVG Animated icons

See the Pen SVG Animated icons by kittons (@airnan) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This pen shows collection of Animated Svg icons.
Animation By : kittons
Made with : Html,CSS 
Dependencies :bodymovin.js,animations.js

11.Landscape Circle SVG

See the Pen Landscape Circle SVG by Tim Rijkse (@timrijkse) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This pen shows landscape inside circle animation.
Animation By : Tim Rijkse 
Made with : Html,CSS(SCSS),JS(Babel)
Dependencies :TweenMax.min.js

12.SVG Animation – Island project

See the Pen SVG Animation – Island project by Issey (@issey) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows island scene moving due to wind.
Animation By : Issey
Made with : Html,CSS 
Dependencies :

13.Interactive Hippo Button

See the Pen Interactive Hippo Button by Mariusz Dabrowski (@MarioD) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows interactive hippo button.
Animation By : Mariusz Dabrowski
Made with : Html,CSS,JS
Dependencies :gsap.min.js

14.SVG Melting Rocket Pop

See the Pen SVG Melting Rocket Pop by Jesse Wells (@jessenwells) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows Melting icecream.
Animation By : Jesse Wells 
Made with : Html(Pug),CSS(Stylus),JS
Dependencies :jquery.min.js

15.Brightness Toggle

See the Pen Brightness Toggle by Mariusz Dabrowski (@MarioD) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This pen shows cool brightness toggler animation. 
Animation By : Mariusz Dabrowski 
Made with : Html,CSS,JS
Dependencies :TweenMax.min.js

16.Animated Weather Cards

See the Pen Animated Weather Cards by Steve Gardner (@ste-vg) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows 
Animation By : Steve Gardner
Made with : Html,CSS(SCSS),JS
Dependencies :TweenMax.min.js,Snap.Svg-min.js

17.Magic Flow

See the Pen Magic Flow by Chris Gannon (@chrisgannon) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows cool rainbox flow effect. 
Animation By : Chris Gannon 
Made with : Html,CSS,JS
Dependencies :TweenMax.min.js

18.BB8 from Starwars ⚾️ – with SVG & GSAP

See the Pen BB8 from Starwars ⚾️ – with SVG & GSAP by Nerdmanship (@nerdmanship) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows ball moving inside circle.
Animation By : Nerdmanship 
Made with : Html,CSS(SCSS),JS(Babel)
Dependencies :TweenMax.min.js

19.Peapods Logo Interactivity

See the Pen Peapods Logo Interactivity by Mariusz Dabrowski (@MarioD) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows 
Animation By : Mariusz Dabrowski
Made with : Html,CSS,JS
Dependencies :

20.SVG Parallax Animation & Goo CSS Filters

See the Pen SVG Parallax Animation & Goo CSS Filters | Globe and Mail #Canada150 by Issey (@issey) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows Army man reading letter and wind blowing.
Animation By : Issey
Made with : Html,CSS,JS 
Dependencies :

21.Pow! CSS only SVG animation

See the Pen Pow! CSS only SVG animation by Kyle Henwood (@kylehenwood) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This SVG Animation examples show gun fire effect with CSS only!
Animation By : Kyle Henwood 
Made with : Html,CSS,JS 
Dependencies :

22.Interactive Eggs-ercise

See the Pen Interactive Eggs-ercise by Chris Gannon (@chrisgannon) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows egg running on treadmill.
Animation By :Chris Gannon
Made with : Html,CSS,JS
Dependencies :bodymovin.min.js,TweenMax.min.js

23.Happy New Year!

See the Pen Happy New Year! by Sarah Drasner (@sdras) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows happy new year celebration. 
Animation By : Sarah Drasner 
Made with : Html,CSS(SCSS),JS(Babel) 
Dependencies :TweenMax.min.js,SplitText.min.js,DrawSVGPlugin.min.js

24.SVG Animation | Editorial

See the Pen SVG Animation | Editorial by Issey (@issey) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows interactive clock effect.
Animation By : Issey 
Made with : Html,CSS,JS 
Dependencies :

25.City Intro Card SVG animation

See the Pen City Intro Card SVG animation – Dribbble inspired by Valentine (@wintr) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows card animation using Svg.
Animation By : Valentine
Made with : Html,CSS,JS 
Dependencies :jquery-2.2.4.min.js

26.Little Bouncy Radio

See the Pen Little Bouncy Radio by Sarah Drasner (@sdras) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows radio playing effect.
Animation By : Sarah Drasner 
Made with : Html,CSS(SCSS),JS(Babel) 
Dependencies :mo.min.js,howler.min.js

27.Call to Action Hype Man

See the Pen Call to Action Hype Man by Mariusz Dabrowski (@MarioD) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows man speaking animation using lottie. 
Animation By : Mariusz Dabrowski
Made with : Html,CSS,JS(Babel) 
Dependencies :lottie.min.js

28.SVG Kiosk Icon Menu

See the Pen SVG Kiosk Icon Menu by Chris Gannon (@chrisgannon) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows icon menu animation using SVGs. 
Animation By :Chris Gannon 
Made with : Html,CSS,JS
Dependencies :TweenMax.min.js,MorphSVGPlugin.min.js

29.Eddie Rocket’s SVG GSAP

See the Pen Eddie Rocket’s SVG GSAP Prototype by Pete Barr (@petebarr) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows rocket launch effect.
Animation By : Pete Barr 
Made with : Html,CSS,JS
Dependencies :TweenMax.min.js,DrawSVGPlugin.min.js,jquery-2.2.4.min.js

30.SVG Bubble Slider

See the Pen SVG Bubble Slider by Chris Gannon (@chrisgannon) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows Awesome emoji slider.
Animation By : Chris Gannon 
Made with : Html,CSS 
Dependencies :TweenMax-latest-     beta.js,Draggable.min.js,DrawSVGPlugin.js,ThrowPropsPlugin.min.js

31.Animated Bulb SVG

See the Pen Animated Bulb SVG by Martin Melcher (@misterhonk) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows Animated Bulb.
Animation By : Martin Melcher 
Made with : Html,CSS,JS
Dependencies :jquery.min.js,TweenMax.min.js

32.Dog loader

See the Pen dog loader by Matthew M. Goebner (@mgoebs52) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows awesome dog loader animation.
Animation By : Matthew M. Goebner
Made with : Html,CSS,JS
Dependencies :snap.svg-min.js

33.Soldiers of Fortune

See the Pen Soldiers of Fortune by Chris Gannon (@chrisgannon) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows TRUCK running insand scene.
Animation By : Chris Gannon 
Made with : Html,CSS,JS
Dependencies :TweenMax.min.js,Physics2DPlugin.min.js

34.Plane Trails

See the Pen Plane Trails by Chris Gannon (@chrisgannon) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows Plane trails effect using Svg.
Animation By : Chris Gannon
Made with : Html,CSS 
Dependencies :gsap-latest-beta.min.js,MotionPathPlugin.min.js,DrawSVGPlugin3.min.js,MorphSVGPlugin3.min.js

35.SVG Loaders

See the Pen SVG Loaders by Zach Schnackel (@zslabs) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This pen shows the collection of SVG Loaders 
Animation By : Zach Schnackel
Made with : Html,CSS(Less),JS
Dependencies :TweenMax.min.js,DrawSVGPlugin.js

36.MrJellyPanda

See the Pen MrJellyPanda by Jose Peiró (@mrmoonrocket) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows jumping panda effect.
Animation By : Jose Peiró
Made with : Html,CSS,JS
Dependencies :TweenMax.min.js

37.Farting Rhino

See the Pen Farting Rhino by Sarah Drasner (@sdras) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows funny Rhino farting efect.
Animation By : Sarah Drasner 
Made with : Html,CSS(SCSS),JS
Dependencies :gsap-latest-beta.min.js

38.SVG Splat Radio Buttons

See the Pen SVG Splat Radio Buttons by Chris Gannon (@chrisgannon) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows Slash radio button effect. 
Animation By : Chris Gannon
Made with : Html,CSS,JS
Dependencies :TweenMax.min.js,DrawSVGPlugin.js

39.Developer Avocado

See the Pen Developer Avocado by Sarah Drasner (@sdras) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This pen shows Avocado moving animation using SVG.
Animation By : Sarah Drasner 
Made with : Html,CSS,JS 
Dependencies :TweenMax.min.js,CustomEase.min.js

40.Rollins

See the Pen Rollins by Nick Walsh (@nickawalsh) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows House stacking effect.
Animation By : Nick Walsh
Made with : Html,CSS(Sass) 
Dependencies :

41.Identity card

See the Pen identity card by CJ Gammon (@cjgammon) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows jumping identity card.
Animation By : CJ Gammon
Made with : Html,CSS,JS 
Dependencies :TweenMax.min.js,MorphSVGPlugin.min.js,DrawSVGPlugin.js

42.Preloader SVG animation

See the Pen Preloader SVG animation by Jason Miller (@imjasonmiller) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This Pen shows cool snake crawl like loader
Animation By : Jason Miller
Made with : Html,CSS
Dependencies :

43.Ocean Sunset

See the Pen Ocean Sunset by Casey (@caseymorrisus) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This pen shows animated sunset scene inside circle
Animation By : Casey
Made with : Html,CSS,JS 
Dependencies :jquery.min.js

44.SVG Draught Beer

See the Pen SVG Draught Beer by Chris Gannon (@chrisgannon) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows Beer filling effect. 
Animation By : Chris Gannon
Made with : Html,CSS,JS
Dependencies :DrawSVGPlugin.js,TweenMax.min.js

45.CSS Only SVG Jump Loader

See the Pen CSS Only SVG Jump Loader (based on codrops demo) by Nikolay Talanov (@suez) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This Pen shows jumping ball loader animation. 
Animation By : Nikolay Talanov
Made with : Html,CSS 
Dependencies :

46.Flappy Parrot

See the Pen Flappy Parrot by James Whayman (@jwhayman) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows parrot flying effect. 
Animation By : James Whayman 
Made with : Html,CSS,JS 
Dependencies :jquery.min.js,TweenMax.min.js

47.Codepen Propaganda Poster

See the Pen Codepen Propoganda Poster by Sarah Drasner (@sdras) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows Complete codepen poster effect.
Animation By :Sarah Drasner
Made with : Html,CSS,JS
Dependencies :jquery.min.js,DrawSVGPlugin.js,TweenMax.min.js,SplitText.min.js

48.SVG Drip Bounce

See the Pen SVG Drip Bounce by Chris Gannon (@chrisgannon) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This Pen shows cool dripping effect.
Animation By : Chris Gannon 
Made with : Html,CSS,JS 
Dependencies :TweenMax.min.js,DrawSVGPlugin.js

49.Animated Robot

See the Pen Animated Robot by Casey Zumwalt (@zumwalt) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This animation shows Flying robot.
Animation By : Casey Zumwalt 
Made with : Html,CSS 
Dependencies :

50.Type-writer Svg animation

See the Pen Type-writer Svg animation with Greensock by Adam Crockett (@acronamy) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This pen shows awesome typewriter animation.
Animation By : Adam Crockett 
Made with : Html,CSS(Stylus),JS
Dependencies :TweenMax.min.js,jquery.min.js

51.Draw SVG Graph

See the Pen Draw SVG Graph by Chris Gannon (@chrisgannon) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This Pen shows complete animated graph made with SVGs.
Animation By : Chris Gannon
Made with : Html,CSS,JS
Dependencies :TweenMax.min.js,DrawSVGPlugin.js

52.SVG Icons Animated with CSS

See the Pen SVG Icons Animated with CSS by Noah Blon (@noahblon) on CodePen.

About This Animation: This Pen shows the list of animated icons made with only CSS.
Animation By : Noah Blon 
Made with : Html,CSS(SCSS) 
Dependencies :

Video Explaining what/What/How is SVGs

Video Credit: Kevin Powell

QnA Regarding SVGs:

What is a SVG?

Scalable Vector Graphics is an Extensible Markup Language-based vector image format for two-dimensional graphics with support for interactivity and animation

Is SVG better than PNG?

Yes, if you are considering it for animation purpose but in few use cases PNGs are better.

Is SVG good for printing?

No, it sometimes breaks during printing time. PDFs would be better for printing purposes.

Should you use SVGs in your Website?

Yes, you should use Svg in your site because it is scalable(responsive) according to the screen sizes.

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