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Matt Campbell
Matt Campbell
9,767 Points

Rotate images through y-axis like in Nick's surfing site.

Hey guys,

So I'm feeling a little creative, never a good thing...I lose so many hours to creativity!

What I'm trying to do is replicate something I saw in one of Nick's videos. In the multiple backgrounds project, Nick used an image that had been rotated and had shadows and reflections etc added.

The shadow and reflection is not a problem, I can do that ok. I can even rotate images this way and that but, I do not have the competency to be able to work out the amounts of rotation in what directions to yield the desired result.

Rather then tear my hair out trying to find the perfect mix, I was hoping someone may be able to impart me the knowledge, maybe Mr Pettit himself could share his wisdom!!!

Thanks. :)

2 Answers

Matt Campbell
Matt Campbell
9,767 Points

I've messed about for a couple of hours. Remembered something Nick did in a video, found it and have my images transform around an axis to look 3d using perspective etc.

Next problem I have is this.

I would like two columns on the page. one left, one right.

Each column will have 3d rotated images. About 45 degrees.

The problem I'm running into is that, because of the perspective I imagine, I can not for the life of me get the right column to mirror the left. I've tried making two divs and assigning equal opposite perspective values to each(1000 left, -1000 right), but that doesn't. Subtracting 90 degrees or mirroring values but negative doesn't work.

Anyone got any tips on how to do this if it is possible? I can see I'm just going to have sit here and work it out trial and error style and used a fixed width site because screen position, thus differing resolutions, seem to effect it.

Matt Campbell
Matt Campbell
9,767 Points

It's all about perspective-origin kids! :) Thanks to css-tricks.com for their fantastic almanac