CSS Reference Function


The translate3d() function is a 3D transform function that is used to move an element in three-dimensional space.

It is the three-dimensional equivalent of the translate() function. It is used to translate the element by a vector [tx, ty, tz], where tx is the translation along the x-axis, ty is the translation along the y-axis, and tz is the translation along the z-axis. The values tx, ty, and tz are provided either as a <length> or as a percentage. Not including a unit type will cause the number to be interpreted as a “user unit”.

Positive translation values will move the element along the positive direction of the axis, and negative values will move it in the opposite direction.


                  transform: translate3d(100px, 100px, -200px);
                  transform: translate3d(50%, -100%, 10%);
                  transform: translate3d(-100px, -30px, 50px);

The official syntax looks as follows:

transform: translate3d( tx , ty, tz);

For a better understanding of the transform functions, please refer to the transform entry.

Browser Support

The following is the support table for three-dimensional CSS transformations:

CSS3 3D Transforms

Method of transforming an element in the third dimension using the `transform` property. Includes support for the `perspective` property to set the perspective in z-space and the `backface-visibility` property to toggle display of the reverse side of a 3D-transformed element.

W3C Working Draft

Supported from the following versions:


  • 36
  • 16
  • 10
  • 23
  • 15

Mobile / Tablet

  • 15
  • 124
  • No
  • 124
  • 125

* denotes prefix required.

  • Supported:
  • Yes
  • No
  • Partially
  • Polyfill

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Written by . Last updated December 11, 2016 at 9:37 pm by Manoela Ilic.

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