Motion Transition Effect

A speedy motion transition effect for an image slideshow inspired by Gal Shir’s “Ping Pong Slow Motion” animation.

Today we’d like to share a little speedy motion effect with you. The idea is based on the Dribbble shot Ping Pong Slow Motion by Gal Shir where you can see a ping pong ball being shot from one racket to the other. The motion in the animation is enhanced by squeezing the ball and making some background stripes’ height pulsate. This is exactly what we want to do in a slideshow transition: we’ll squeeze the image and add some background effect. Additionally, we’ll make the letters of the title fly away consecutively.

The animations are powered by TweenMax.

The grain texture for the background was generated using Grained by Sarath Saleem.

Attention: Note that we use modern CSS properties like CSS Grid and CSS Custom Properties that are not supported in older browsers.

The slideshow shows a image in the center of the page:


When clicking on “next” or “previous”, the image will move away, being squeezed to create the illusion of a fast acceleration. The letters will fly away and the background shapes will start “pulsating”.


We hope you enjoy this little effect and find it useful!

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Manoela Ilic

Manoela is the main tinkerer at Codrops. With a background in coding and passion for all things design, she creates web experiments and keeps frontend professionals informed about the latest trends.

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