HTML DOM Style perspective Property

Style perspective Property

❮ Style Object


Set the perspective from where an element is viewed:

document.getElementById("myDIV").style.perspective = "50px";
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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 perspectiveOrigin property, which allows you to change the bottom position of 3D elements.

Browser Support

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

perspective 36.0 10.0 16.0 6.1 23.0

Note: Old Chrome, Safari, and Opera support an alternative, the WebkitPerspective property.


Return the perspective property:

Set the perspective property: = "length|none"

Property Values

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

Technical Details

Default Value: none
Return Value: A String, representing the perspective property of an element
CSS Version CSS3

Related Pages

JavaScript Style Object: perspectiveOrigin property

CSS reference: perspective property

❮ Style Object