I don't know if we can use Wayfire but it sounds promising
You* can try it and play with that, the Enlightenment of Elive beta versions includes wayland support, to use it you should simply run enlightenment_start from the console (ctrl + alt + F1, out of the graphical system), probably suggested to stop lightdm before to run it too (sudo service lightdm stop). You will notice that you are running in Wayland mode instead of graphical system because of some small differences, probably window borders too
Also, could be good to talk / ask about that in the #edevelop IRC chat channel
We may have these visual effects back for Elive in the newer versions!