offset-rotate

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

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

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;

/* Global values */
offset-rotate: inherit;
offset-rotate: initial;
offset-rotate: revert;
offset-rotate: unset;
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 definition

Initial valueauto
Applies totransformable elements
Inheritedno
Computed valueas specified
Animation typeas <angle>, <basic-shape> or <path()>

Formal syntax

[ auto | reverse ] || <angle>

Examples

Setting element orientation along its offset path

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
Motion Path Module Level 1 (Motion Path 1)
# offset-rotate-property

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See also