jQuery Hover3d

Bower version

jQuery Hover3d is a simple hover script for creating 3d hover effect. It was my experiment on exploring CSS3 3d transform back in 2015 on Codepen 3D hover plane effect.

The idea is transforming the element into 3d space using CSS3 transform, playing with translateZ for spacing the elements, and detecting mouse movement to change the transform value


Check out the demo


Include jQuery, and jquery.hover3d.min.js within your HTML


<script src="jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="jquery.hover3d.min.js"></script>

There is a minimal markup required, the element container and element that will be transformed into 3d card

<div class="project">
	<div class="project__card">
		<!-- Content element goes here -->


There is no special CSS file to be included, you can write your own CSS and playing with transform on child elements. However there is helper class that will be added when hovering in and out.

/* This class can be replaced using options */
	transition: .3s ease-out;
	transition: .3s ease-in;


Next step is init the plugin on .project and give the selector element that will be transformed, in this case it’s project__card.

	selector: ".project__card"


selectorstringnullSelector for element that will be the 3d card
perspectiveinteger1000Perspective value for 3d space
sensitivityinteger20Mouse movement sensitivity, larger number is less sensitive
invertbooleanfalseDefault behavior is the element will follow the mouse, look like it facing the mouse
shinebooleanfalseAdd shining layer
hoverInClassstringhover-inHelper class when mouse hover in the element, will be removed after 300ms
hoverOutClassstringhover-outHelper class when mouse hover Out the element, will be removed after 300ms
hoverClassstringhover-3dHelper class when the mouse is hovering the element


All browser that support 3d transform and perspective. You can check it on caniuse.com