CSS3 perspective Property


Set the perspective from where an element is viewed:

div {
    -webkit-perspective: 500px; /* Chrome, Safari, Opera */
    perspective: 500px;

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Definition and Usage

The perspective property defines how many pixels a 3D element is placed from the view. This property allows you to change the perspective on how 3D elements are viewed.

When defining the perspective property for an element, it is the CHILD elements that get the perspective view, NOT the element itself.

Note: The perspective property only affects 3D transformed elements!

Tip: Use this property together with the perspective-origin property, which allows you to change the bottom position of 3D elements.

To better understand the perspective property, view a demo.

Default value: none
Inherited: no
Animatable: yes. Read about animatable Try it
Version: CSS3
JavaScript syntax: object.style.perspective="50px" Try it

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

Numbers followed by -webkit- or -moz- specify the first version that worked with a prefix.

perspective 36.0
12.0 -webkit-
10.0 16.0
10.0 -moz-
4.0.3 -webkit- 23.0
15.0 -webkit-

CSS Syntax

perspective: length|none;

Property Values

Property Value Description
length How far the element is placed from the view
none Default value. Same as 0. The perspective is not set
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS 3D Transforms

HTML DOM reference: perspective property




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