CSS scaleZ() Function
scaleZ() function is used to scale elements in a three-dimensional space along the z-axis.
scaleZ() function scales an element based on the number/s that you provide as an argument.
Here's an example of scaling an element using
scaleZ(). Because it only scales along the z-axis, I've added some other transform functions in order to make the scale operation apparent. This has the effect of the image swinging out towards the viewer.
In the previous example, I use
transform-origin to adjust the origin of the transformation. Specifically, I use
transform-origin: top; in order to exaggerate the effect of the scale operation on the x-axis.
The default origin for the rotation is
50% 50% (i.e. the center). Therefore, if we remove this property, the image will transform based on this value.
So here's an example of what the scale operation might look like when using the default
The official syntax of the
scaleZ() function is as follows:
scaleZ() function accepts number parameters that define the scaling vector for the scale operation.
A number is either an integer, or zero or more decimal digits followed by a dot (
.) followed by one or more decimal digits and optionally an exponent composed of
E and an integer.
scaleZ()function is defined in CSS Transforms Module Level 1 (W3C Working Draft)
The following table provided by Caniuse.com shows the level of browser support for this feature.