jQuery 2d transformation plugin
JavaScript Ruby
Latest commit 72b4998 Apr 18, 2013 @heygrady Update README.md



As a note, I'm no longer maintaining this library. There was a much simpler library by Louis Remi. I forked it a while back and ported over the portions of my library that were missing from his. Louis' approach is much simpler and more performant.

My fork is here

Louis Remi's is here

2D Transformations

This library uses native CSS3 transformations in supported browsers and relies on the matrix filter in Internet Explorer 8 and below.

NOTE: In Internet Explorer 8 and below, the transform-origin and the translate functions are simulated using relative positioning. Because of this, in Internet Explorer 8 and below, the top and left position of an element will be incorrect after it has been transformed. The solution is to wrap the element that is to be transformed and position that wrapper instead.

  • Since 0.9.0, proper units are required
  • Since 0.9.0, jQuery 1.4.3 or above is required

Supported Browsers

  • Native CSS3 Support
    • FireFox 3.5+
    • Safari 3.1+
    • Chrome
    • Opera 10.5+
    • Internet Explorer 9+
  • Matrix Filter Support
    • Internet Explorer 5.5 - 8


// Rotate 30 Degrees
$('#example').transform({rotate: '30deg'});

// Use CSS Hooks to Rotate
$('#example').css({rotate: '30deg'});

// Animate the rotation
$('#example').animate({rotate: '30deg'});

// Go Crazy
    matrix: [1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0], //applies a matrix
    reflect: true, //same as rotate(180deg)
    reflectX: true, //mirrored upside down
    reflectXY: true, //same as reflectX + rotate(-90deg)
    reflectY: true, //mirrored
    rotate: '45deg', //rotates 45 degrees
    skew: ['10deg', '10deg'], //skews 10 degrees on the x and y axis
    skewX: '10deg', //skews 10 degrees on the x axis
    skewY: '10deg', //skews 10 degrees on the y axis
    scale: [1.5, 1.5], //scales by 1.5 on the x and y axis
    scaleX: 1.5, //scales by 1.5 on the x axis
    scaleY: 1.5, //scales by 1.5 on the y axis
    translate: ['20px', '20px'], //moves the transformation 20px on the x and y axis
    translateX: 20px', //moves the transformation 20px on the x axis
    translateY: '20px', //moves the transformation 20px on the y axis
    origin: ['20%', '20%']  //changes the transformation origin

// Properties can be strings or arrays
$('#example').css({skew: ['10deg', '10deg']});
$('#example').css({skew: '10deg, 10deg'});

// For animation, arrays should be nested because of jQuery's per-property easing support
$('#example').animate({skew: ['10deg', '10deg']}); // technically this defines nonsense easing of 10deg
$('#example').animate({skew: [['10deg', '10deg']]}); // this is a friendlier way of supporting this