How to edit SVG for clip-path transparency in online images?

How can we modify the SVG used as a background so that the lines within the SVG create a transparent effect using a clip-path? This way, the background can be visible through the transparent lines in the pattern. I’m not familiar with working with SVGs or clip paths, so I’m unsure how to approach this. My goal is to adapt the pattern so that the lines it generates become transparent or clipped from a rectangle, thereby allowing the underlying background to show through. Here’s the SVG code I’m working with:

<svg id='patternId' width='100%' height='100%' xmlns=''>
        <pattern id='a' patternUnits='userSpaceOnUse' width='69.141' height='40' patternTransform='scale(2) rotate(0)'>
            <rect x='0' y='0' width='100%' height='100%' fill='rgb(54, 54, 54)'/>
            <path d='M69.212 40H46.118L34.57 20 46.118 0h23.094l11.547 20zM57.665 60H34.57L23.023 40 34.57 20h23.095l11.547 20zm0-40H34.57L23.023 0 34.57-20h23.095L69.212 0zM34.57 60H11.476L-.07 40l11.547-20h23.095l11.547 20zm0-40H11.476L-.07 0l11.547-20h23.095L46.118 0zM23.023 40H-.07l-11.547-20L-.07 0h23.094L34.57 20z'  stroke-width='1' stroke='rgb(150, 0, 0)' fill='none'/>
    <rect width='800
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Editing an SVG for clip-path transparency, especially when it’s used as a background, involves a specific procedure. The goal here is to allow the SVG’s lines to create a transparent effect, showing the background through these lines. This effect is achievable through the SVG clip-path feature, which allows you to define a visible region in the SVG, effectively masking other parts.

The first step in this process is to define your clip-path within the SVG using the element. This element serves as a mask, and any portion of your SVG outside this defined path will be rendered transparent. For example, if the intention is to make the lines in the SVG transparent, your clip-path should be the inverse of these lines.

After defining the clip-path, it must be applied to the elements of the SVG you wish to affect. This is where the clip-path attribute comes into play. It should link to the ID of your defined clip-path and be applied to either the patterns or paths in your SVG.

Regarding your provided SVG code, you would incorporate a within the section. This clip-path would outline the shape and area you intend to keep visible. Applying this clip-path to your SVG elements will create the transparency effect you’re aiming for.

It’s important to remember that fine-tuning the clip-path may involve some experimentation, particularly if you’re relatively new to working with SVGs. The crucial aspect is understanding how the clip-path interacts with the SVG elements it’s applied to, ensuring it complements the SVG shapes to produce the desired visual result.

In addition to the clip-path issue, if the animation in your SVG is not repeating endlessly, it could be a matter of how the animation properties are configured. Ensuring indefinite animation can be controlled through the SVG’s animation attributes or with CSS, depending on your animation setup.

I hope this may resolve your query. Do let me know if you have more questions on it.

Thank you