Are there any graphical tools to create and edit animated SVG images? Inkscape is great, but it does everything except animation. I created an image in Inkscape, then manually edited the XML to add animation properties; and this gave me what I wanted, but for slightly more complicated designs it can be very tedious.
You might want to have a look at Synfig. When I needed to make something in this line, used SVG frames, and editing the xml, as you did.
Not free, but cheap, have a look at Koolmoves .It has svg export. I like the tool. (Anyway, consider other exports, like SWF or HTML 5, more future-proof, and better supported in available editors. Disregard this if you totally need svg export.)
There is a commercial non-free tool made for creating SVG animation similar to Macromedia Dreamviewer and Microsoft expression blend:
Disclaimer: A friend of mine made this product. I don't work for him.
If you just simply want to animate an SVG and export a single animated SVG file with clean code, I would recommend SVGator. I've tried other tools, but SVGator is the best one so far. It doesn't require any coding skills, but in case you need some help getting started you can check out their tutorials.