Animate marquee on SVG curve

I have a text that is wrapping around an SVG circle which is scaling depending on window size – thanks to user enxaneta https://stackoverflow.com/a/56036245/10727821. I want to animate the text so that it would be revolving around the center like a marquee. For this, my code currently looks like this:

<div id="wrap">
    <svg id="ellipse" version="1.1" viewBox="0 0 1000 1000" preserveAspectRatio="none">
    <path id="thePath" fill="transparent" d="M100,500A400,400 0 0 0 900 500 A400,400 0 0 0 100 500"  />


       <text stroke="black" font-size="20">
          <textPath xlink:href="#thePath" dy="5" id="tp">
                Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon •
                Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon •
                Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon •
          </textPath>
        </text>
    </svg>
</div>

<script>

function Init(){
        let wrap = document.getElementById('wrap');
        let thePath = document.getElementById('thePath');
        let ellipse = document.getElementById('ellipse');
        let w = wrap.clientWidth;
        let h = wrap.clientHeight;
        ellipse.setAttributeNS(null,"viewBox",`0 0 ${w}  ${h}`);
        let d = `M${w/10},${h/2}A${4*w/10},${4*h/10} 0 0 0 ${9*w/10} ${5*h/10} A${4*w/10},${4*h/10} 0 0 0 ${w/10} ${5*h/10}`

    thePath.setAttributeNS(null,"d", d)
    }

    window.setTimeout(function() {
      Init();
      window.addEventListener('resize', Init, false);
    }, 15);

    let so = 0

    function Marquee(){
        let tp = document.getElementById('tp');
          requestAnimationFrame(Marquee)
          tp.setAttributeNS(null,"startOffset",so+"%");
          if(so >= 50){so = 0;}
          so+= .05
        }

    Marquee()

</script>

This is working well, except the text gets "swallowed" at the end of the curve (see attached image). I'd like to have it make a full rotation without any interruption. I have tried changing the so variable to a negative value, but this ends up in the text being too far offset so it would only slowly creep onto the page. I was thinking to prepend a text fragment after a certain time, but this wouldn't take into account the startOffset movement and would probably not work…

Thankful for any hints, also those using JS libraries or plugins!

enter image description here

Answers:

Answer

The main idea is that the path has to coil twice. And when the startOffset is at 50% you make it 0. Also because the length of the path is changing when you resize the window you need to recalculate the font-size. I hope it helps.

function Init() {
  let w = wrap.clientWidth;
  let h = wrap.clientHeight;
  ellipse.setAttributeNS(null, "viewBox", `0 0 ${w}  ${h}`);
  let d = `M${w / 10},${h / 2}A${4 * w / 10},${4 * h / 10} 0 0 0 ${9 *
    w /
    10} ${5 * h / 10} A${4 * w / 10},${4 * h / 10} 0 0 0 ${w / 10} ${5 *
    h /
    10} A${4 * w / 10},${4 * h / 10} 0 0 0 ${9 * w / 10} ${5 * h / 10} A${4 *
    w /
    10},${4 * h / 10} 0 0 0 ${w / 10} ${5 * h / 10}`;

  thePath.setAttributeNS(null, "d", d);

  let paths_length = thePath.getTotalLength();
  tp.style.fontSize = paths_length / 205;
}

window.setTimeout(function() {
  Init();
  window.addEventListener("resize", Init, false);
}, 15);

let so = 0;

function Marquee() {
  requestAnimationFrame(Marquee);
  tp.setAttributeNS(null, "startOffset", so + "%");
  if (so >= 50) {
    so = 0;
  }
  so += 0.05;
}

Marquee();
#wrap{width:100vw; height:100vh}
  svg {
    background:#eee;
  }
<div id="wrap">
<svg id="ellipse" version="1.1" viewBox="0 0 1000 1000">  
<path id="thePath" fill="gold" d="M100,500A400,400 0 0 0 900 500 A400,400 0 0 0 100 500 A400,400 0 0 0 900 500 A400,400 0 0 0 100 500"  />
  
  
   <text stroke="#000000" >
      <textPath xlink:href="#thePath" dy="5" id="tp">
            Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon •
      </textPath>
    </text>
</svg>
</div>

UPDATE

The OP is commenting:

This snippet seems to be working fine for the use case, but when I try to apply it to another font family, the dimensions are off and the two loops start overlapping

One easy fix would be setting the attribute textLength equal to the length of the path divided by 2 (since the path is coiling twice - is twice as long as it should be). Also you need tu use lengthAdjust="spacingAndGlyphs" that is controlling how the text is stretched or compressed into that length.

function Init() {
  let w = wrap.clientWidth;
  let h = wrap.clientHeight;
  ellipse.setAttributeNS(null, "viewBox", `0 0 ${w}  ${h}`);
  let d = `M${w / 10},${h / 2}A${4 * w / 10},${4 * h / 10} 0 0 0 ${9 *
    w /
    10} ${5 * h / 10} A${4 * w / 10},${4 * h / 10} 0 0 0 ${w / 10} ${5 *
    h /
    10} A${4 * w / 10},${4 * h / 10} 0 0 0 ${9 * w / 10} ${5 * h / 10} A${4 *
    w /
    10},${4 * h / 10} 0 0 0 ${w / 10} ${5 * h / 10}`;

  thePath.setAttributeNS(null, "d", d);
  let path_length =  thePath.getTotalLength();
  
  //////////////////////////////////////////////////
  tp.setAttributeNS(null,"textLength",path_length/2)
  //////////////////////////////////////////////////
  
  tp.style.fontSize = path_length / 200;
}

window.setTimeout(function() {
  Init();
  window.addEventListener("resize", Init, false);
}, 15);

let so = 0;

function Marquee() {
  requestAnimationFrame(Marquee);
  tp.setAttributeNS(null, "startOffset", so + "%");
  if (so >= 50) {
    so = 0;
  }
  so += 0.05;
}

Marquee();
#wrap{width:100vw; height:100vh}
  svg {
    background:#eee;
    font-family:consolas;
  }
<div id="wrap">
<svg id="ellipse" version="1.1" viewBox="0 0 1000 1000">  
<path id="thePath" fill="gold" d="M100,500A400,400 0 0 0 900 500 A400,400 0 0 0 100 500 A400,400 0 0 0 900 500 A400,400 0 0 0 100 500"  />
  
  
   <text stroke="#000000" >
      <textPath xlink:href="#thePath" id="tp"  lengthAdjust="spacingAndGlyphs">Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • </textPath>
    </text>
</svg>
</div>

You may also need to add/remove some Coming Soon • if the text becomes too stretched / squished.

UPDATE 2

Apparently the last solution do not work on Firefox. This is another solution to this problem.

Initially I'm setting the font size much bigger than needed. Next I check if the text length is bigger than half path length, and if so I'm reducing the font size. I'm doing this in a while loop:

function Init() {
  let w = wrap.clientWidth;
  let h = wrap.clientHeight;
  ellipse.setAttributeNS(null, "viewBox", `0 0 ${w}  ${h}`);
  let d = `M${w / 10},${h / 2}A${4 * w / 10},${4 * h / 10} 0 0 0 ${9 *
    w /
    10} ${5 * h / 10} A${4 * w / 10},${4 * h / 10} 0 0 0 ${w / 10} ${5 *
    h /
    10} A${4 * w / 10},${4 * h / 10} 0 0 0 ${9 * w / 10} ${5 * h / 10} A${4 *
    w /
    10},${4 * h / 10} 0 0 0 ${w / 10} ${5 * h / 10}`;

  thePath.setAttributeNS(null, "d", d);
  let path_length =  thePath.getTotalLength();
  
  
  //begin at a bigger size than needed
  let font_size = 100;
  ellipse.style.fontSize = font_size+"px"; 
  
  // while the text length is bigger than half path length 
  while(tp.getComputedTextLength() > path_length / 2 ){
    //reduce the font size
    font_size -=.25;
    //reset the font size 
    ellipse.style.fontSize = font_size+"px";
  }
}



window.setTimeout(function() {
  Init();
  window.addEventListener("resize", Init, false);
}, 15);

let so = 0;

function Marquee() {
  requestAnimationFrame(Marquee);
  tp.setAttributeNS(null, "startOffset", so + "%");
  if (so >= 50) {
    so = 0;
  }
  so += 0.02;
}

Marquee();
html, body {
    margin: 0;
    height: 100%;
    width: 100%;
}

body {
    font-family: "Arimo", sans-serif;
}

#wrap{
    width:100%;
    height:100%;
    position: fixed;
    top: 0;
    left: 0;  
}
text {
    text-transform: uppercase;
    font-weight: lighter;
}
<div id="wrap">
    <svg id="ellipse" version="1.1" viewBox="0 0 1000 1000">
    <path id="thePath" fill="transparent" d="M100,500A400,400 0 0 0 900 500 A400,400 0 0 0 100 500"  />


       <text stroke="black">
          <textPath xlink:href="#thePath" dy="5" id="tp" lengthAdjust="spacingAndGlyphs">Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon • Coming Soon •</textPath>
        </text>
    </svg>
</div>

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