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RotationY not working in version 1.19.1 and above

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  I just found, strange behavior in my codepen. It is just a very simple rotationY example, with works fine in version 1.18.5 (and all 1.18.x a maybe below), but it does not work in 1.19.1 and above, as i tried changing source. I am not sure if it is bug or change in behavior,



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I remember 3D transforms working in Chrome. But looks like they dropped the support for 3D transforms from transform attribute for svg elements.


GSAP used to use CSS transforms for chrome but it was changed to transform attribute in 1.19.1 for all browser consistency. Though 3D transforms do work with older versions of GSAP it will only work in Chrome as other browsers don't support 3D spec for SVG elements.



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hi Sahil,
  thank you very much for explanation, I will check change log,


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Yep, exactly. Originally we applied transforms via the CSS transform property across the board, and only fell back to the "transform" attribute on SVGs in certain browsers that didn't support CSS, but we eventually discovered quite a few browser inconsistencies and problems with CSS transforms on SVG elements, so we switched to being consistent with using the transform attribute across the board. Also keep in mind that the SVG spec doesn't support 3D anyway, so I certainly wouldn't recommend trying 3D stuff with SVGs at this point. You can, of course, use a 3D transform on the SVG container itself, or put it in a <div> with a 3D transform - you just can't do it reliably on SVG elements themselves, like <path>, <circle>, <rect>, etc.


Happy tweening!

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