ParallaxOverlay 0.1

ParallaxOverlay 0.1

Maintained by Marek Fort.

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ParallaxOverlay is a quick solution if you want parallax for your overlay view in UICollectionView.



ParallaxOverlay is available via Swift Package Manager.

Using Xcode 11, go to File -> Swift Packages -> Add Package Dependency and enter


ParallaxOverlay is available through CocoaPods. To install it, simply add the following line to your Podfile:

pod 'ParallaxOverlay'

Implementing this is quite easy, firstly, use the provided custom UICollectionViewFlowLayout:

let parallaxLayout = ParallaxLayout()
let collectionView = UICollectionView(frame: .zero, collectionViewLayout: parallaxLayout)

// Our collection view needs to be bigger than our `view`, otherwise the cells would die when off-screen and our parallax values would just disappear
let collectionViewOverlap: CGFloat = 30
collectionView.contentInset = UIEdgeInsets(top: 0, left: -collectionViewOverlap, bottom: 0, right: collectionViewOverlap)
collectionView.leadingAnchor.constraint(equalTo: view.leadingAnchor, constant: -collectionViewOverlap).isActive = true
collectionView.trailingAnchor.constraint(equalTo: view.trailingAnchor, constant: collectionViewOverlap).isActive = true

Then go to your UICollectionViewCell that you use in the UICollectionView which you just created and let's implement func apply(_ layoutAttributes: UICollectionViewLayoutAttributes) function where we need to specify how to actually apply our parallax:

// Applying parallaxValue
override func apply(_ layoutAttributes: UICollectionViewLayoutAttributes) {

    guard let layoutAttributes = layoutAttributes as? ParallaxLayoutAttributes else { return }

    // Max horizontal parallax from initial position
    let maxHorizontalParallax: CGFloat = 80

    // Default leading offset of infoStackView
    yourParallaxConstraint.constant = layoutAttributes.parallaxValue * maxHorizontalParallax

In this function we just apply parallaxValue to the constraint we would like to move off the axis.

...and we are all set! 🙂 Enjoy 🚀