rotate3d()
rotate3d()
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Summary
Defines a three-dimensional rotation transformation by first defining the axis of rotation as an (x,y,z) vector and then defining the angle to rotate the element around this axis. Requires four parameters: the first three are unitless numbers defining the axis vector, and the fourth is an angle measurement (specifying degrees or radians).
Examples
View live exampleThe following code snippet is an example of the rotate3d function in use. When applied to a square blue div element, it has the effect illustrated in the image. (The light-blue square indicates the original position of the transformed element.)
CSS
div { transform: rotate3d(0.7, 0.5, 0.7, 45deg); }
Notes
Remarks
The element rotates by the angle specified in the last parameter, and about the [x,y,z] direction vector described by the first three parameters. If the direction vector is not of unit length, it will be normalized. A direction vector that cannot be normalized, such as [0, 0, 0], results in no rotation.
Syntax
rotate3d
(
<number>
,
<number>
,
<number>
,
<angle>
)
Parameters
- number
- A component of the direction vector about which the element is rotated.
- angle
- The angle by which the element is rotated. This value is expressed as a number followed by a supported angle unit.
Standards information
- CSS Transforms Module, Level 3, Section 13.2
See also
Related articles
Transforms
- rotate3d()
Related pages (MSDN)
Transform Functions
Mathematical Description of Transform Functions
Direct3D: Matrices
Hands On: 3-D Transforms
Related pages (HTML5Rocks)
Attribution
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