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Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The offset-rotate CSS property defines the orientation/direction of the element as it is positioned along the offset-path.

Syntax

/* Follow the path direction, with optional additional angle */
offset-rotate: auto;
offset-rotate: auto 45deg;

/* Follow the path direction but facing the opposite direction of `auto` */
offset-rotate: reverse;

/* Keep a constant rotation regardless the position on the path */
offset-rotate: 90deg;
offset-rotate: .5turn;
auto

The element is rotated by the angle of the direction of the offset-path, relative to the positive x-axis. This is the default value.

<angle>

The element has a constant clockwise rotation transformation applied to it by the specified rotation angle.

auto <angle>

If auto is followed by an <angle>, the computed value of the angle is added to the computed value of auto.

reverse

The element is rotated similar to auto, except it faces the opposite direction. It is the same as specifying a value of auto 180deg.

Formal syntax

[ auto | reverse ] || <angle>

Example

HTML

<div></div>
<div></div>
<div></div>

CSS

div {
  width: 40px;
  height: 40px;
  background: #2BC4A2;
  margin: 20px;
  clip-path: polygon(0% 0%, 70% 0%, 100% 50%, 70% 100%, 0% 100%, 30% 50%);
  animation: move 5000ms infinite alternate ease-in-out;
 
  offset-path: path('M20,20 C20,50 180,-10 180,20');
}
div:nth-child(1) {
  offset-rotate: auto;
}
div:nth-child(2) {
  offset-rotate: auto 90deg;
}
div:nth-child(3) {
  offset-rotate: 30deg;
}

@keyframes move {
  100% {
    offset-distance: 100%;
  }
}

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Motion Path Module Level 1
The definition of 'offset-rotate' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition
Initial valueauto
Applies totransformable elements
Inheritedno
Mediavisual
Computed valueas specified
Animation typeas <angle>, <basic-shape> or <path()>
Canonical orderper grammar

Early versions of the spec called this property motion-rotation.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
offset-rotate
Experimental
Chrome Full support 56
Full support 56
Full support 55
Alternate Name
Alternate Name Uses the non-standard name: offset-rotation
Full support 46
Alternate Name
Alternate Name Uses the non-standard name: motion-rotation
Edge No support NoFirefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera Full support 43
Full support 43
Full support 42
Alternate Name
Alternate Name Uses the non-standard name: offset-rotation
Full support 33
Alternate Name
Alternate Name Uses the non-standard name: motion-rotation
Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 56
Full support 56
Full support 55
Alternate Name
Alternate Name Uses the non-standard name: offset-rotation
Full support 46
Alternate Name
Alternate Name Uses the non-standard name: motion-rotation
Chrome Android Full support 56
Full support 56
Full support 55
Alternate Name
Alternate Name Uses the non-standard name: offset-rotation
Full support 46
Alternate Name
Alternate Name Uses the non-standard name: motion-rotation
Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android ? Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 6.0

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Uses a non-standard name.
Uses a non-standard name.

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