Creating 3D Leaves Falling Effect with jQuery and CSS3

Creating 3D Leaves Falling Effect with jQuery and CSS3
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An amazing jQuery plugin which makes use of CSS3 transforms to create falling leaves with 3D flipping and rotation effects on your web page. Ideal for Winter/Fall themed websites.

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How to use it:

1. Include jQuery library and jQuery 3D Falling Leaves plugin on the page.

<script src=""></script>
<script src="3d-falling-leaves.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

2. Include jQuery rotate3Di for isometric 3D flip or 3D rotation of any HTML content.

<script src="rotate3Di.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

3. The required CSS styles for the falling leaves.

.october-leaf {
position: absolute;
background-color: transparent;
background-image: url('leaves.png');
-webkit-transform: translateZ(0);
-moz-transform: translateZ(0);
transform: translateZ(0);

4. Call the plugin with options.

leafStyles: 3,      // Number of leaf styles in the sprite (leaves.png)
speedC: 2,  // Speed of leaves
rotation: 1,// Define rotation of leaves
rotationTrue: 1,    // Whether leaves rotate (1) or not (0)
numberOfLeaves: 15, // Number of leaves
size: 40,   // General size of leaves, final size is calculated randomly (with this number as general parameter)
cycleSpeed: 30      // Animation speed (Inverse frames per second) (10-100)

5. The plugin also provides 2 methods to control the effect.

<a href="javascript:;" onclick="$(document).octoberLeaves('start')">Start</a>
<a href="javascript:;" onclick="$(document).octoberLeaves('stop')">Stop</a>

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by daftspunk. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.