CSS 3D text effect with shadow


Example

HTML:

<div id="title">
  <h1 data-content="HOVER">HOVER</h1>
</div>

CSS:

*{margin:0;padding:0;}
html,body{height:100%;width:100%;overflow:hidden;background:#0099CC;}
#title{
  position:absolute;
  top:50%; left:50%;
  transform:translate(-50%,-50%);
  perspective-origin:50% 50%;
  perspective:300px;
}
h1{
  text-align:center;
  font-size:12vmin;
  font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif;
  color:rgba(0,0,0,0.8);
  line-height:1em;
  transform:rotateY(50deg);
  perspective:150px;
  perspective-origin:0% 50%;
}
h1:after{
  content:attr(data-content);
  position:absolute;
  left:0;top:0;
  transform-origin:50% 100%;
  transform:rotateX(-90deg);
  color:#0099CC;
}
#title:before{
  content:'';
  position:absolute;
  top:-150%; left:-25%;
  width:180%; height:328%;
  background:rgba(255,255,255,0.7);  
  transform-origin: 0 100%;
  transform: translatez(-200px) rotate(40deg) skewX(35deg);
  border-radius:0 0 100% 0;
}

View example with additional hover effect

3D text effect with shadow

In this example, the text is transformed to make it look like it is going into the screen away from the user.

The shadow is transformed accordingly so it follows the text. As it is made with a pseudo element and the data attribute, it inherits the transforms form it's parent (the H1 tag).

The white "light" is made with a pseudo element on the #title element. It is skewed and uses border-radius for the rounded corner.