CSS3 3D Transforms

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3D Transforms

CSS3 allows you to format your elements using 3D transforms.

In this chapter you will learn about some of the 3D transform methods:

  • rotateX()
  • rotateY()

Click on the elements below, to see the difference between a 2D transform and a 3D transform:

2D rotate
3D rotate


Browser Support

Property Browser Support
transform -webkit- -webkit-

Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera does not yet support the 3D transform methods.

Chrome and Safari requires the prefix -webkit-.

The rotateX() Method

< / head > < body > < p > With the rotateX ( ) method, the element rotates around its X-axis at a given degree.< / p > < table class = "example" width = "100%" > < tr > < td > < h2 class = "example" > Example< / h2 > < table class = "example_code notranslate" width = "100%" > < tr > < td > div< br / > { < br / > transform: rotateX(120deg) ; < br / > -webkit-transform: rotateX(120deg) ; /* Safari and Chrome */ < br / > } < / td > < / tr > < / table > < / td > < / tr > < / table > < br / > < hr / > < h2 > The rotateY ( ) Method< / h2 >

With the rotateY() method, the element rotates around its Y-axis at a given degree.

Example

div
{
transform: rotateY(130deg);
-webkit-transform: rotateY(130deg); /* Safari and Chrome */
}


Transform Properties

The Below table lists all the transform properties:

Property Description CSS
transform Applies a 2D or 3D transformation to an element 3
transform-origin Allows you to change the position on transformed elements 3
transform-style Specifies how nested elements are rendered in 3D space 3
perspective Specifies the perspective on how 3D elements are viewed 3
perspective-origin Specifies the bottom position of 3D elements 3
backface-visibility Defines whether or not an element should be visible when not facing the screen 3

3D Transform Methods

Function Description
matrix3d
(n,n,n,n,n,n,n,n,n,n,n,n,n,n,n,n)
Defines a 3D transformation, using a 4x4 matrix of 16 values
translate3d(x,y,z) Defines a 3D translation
translateX(x) Defines a 3D translation, using only the value for the X-axis
translateY(y) Defines a 3D translation, using only the value for the Y-axis
translateZ(z) Defines a 3D translation, using only the value for the Z-axis
scale3d(x,y,z) Defines a 3D scale transformation
scaleX(x) Defines a 3D scale transformation by giving a value for the X-axis
scaleY(y) Defines a 3D scale transformation by giving a value for the Y-axis
scaleZ(z) Defines a 3D scale transformation by giving a value for the Z-axis
rotate3d(x,y,z,angle) Defines a 3D rotation
rotateX(angle) Defines a 3D rotation along the X-axis
rotateY(angle) Defines a 3D rotation along the Y-axis
rotateZ(angle) Defines a 3D rotation along the Z-axis
perspective(n) Defines a perspective view for a 3D transformed element

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