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Chris Bongers
Chris Bongers

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Bringing perspective to CSS

The other day I started exploring 3D in CSS and began with a dice.
The dice is excellent in 3D. However, it has no perspective, so it's still 2D in 3D.

Let's fix that and bring some perspective to 3D.

If we stop the rotation on the dice and look at it from the front, you can see the overlap, but all sides are equally big.

This is a bit weird, as the back panel should be smaller as it sits more to the back.

3D cube in CSS

CSS perspective

That's precisely where the perspective style can come into play.

Let's apply the following style to the body tag:

body {
  perspective: 400px;
}
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3D css perspective

A crazy difference already, right?

You can play around with the value. The lower you go, the more intense the 3D becomes.

We also get perspective-origin, which can define from which angle you are looking at an object.

The default value is 50% 50%, and we can use values we know from position to set it.

body {
  perspective-origin: left;
}
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This will set the perspective to the left.

CSS perspective origin

As you can see, this becomes a bit weird, and you can make the perspective a bit bigger to get the correct display.

Playing with perspective can give your 3D css that next-level feeling.

Feel free to play around with the adjusted dice.

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Thomas Bnt

😱🀯🀯

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Chris Bongers Author

Pretty bizarre how far CSS support has come these days 🀯

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I didnβ€˜t kniw that! Wow, pretty amazing! Thanks for sharing thoβ€˜

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Chris Bongers Author

Happy to share, it's crazy to see how far CSS has come 🀯

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Shaik Mohammad Abdullah

This is amazing. Let me try this.

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Jose Luis Ramos T.

Excelente muy ΓΊtil gracias por compartir.

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Kachi Cheong

This is brilliant! The fact this was all CSS and no JS! Very good job.

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Chris Bongers Author

Exactly!
Really blown away by the support that CSS has these days

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Kingsley

Interesting. Thank you for the post

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Chris Bongers Author

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it Kingsley πŸ™

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