There is no spoon.

When it comes to a web design, there is absolutely NO excuse for mediocrity! Especially with the vast array of design tools and environments. My current favorites are papervision3D, a 3D engine for adobe flash, all of the subsequent engines built on it (away3D, etc), and the newest and probably most exciting platform: Augmented Reality. Augmented reality takes advantage of the webcam and actually maps 3D reality on the live video…IN REAL TIME! I haven’t been this excited about flash design since the wii flash project. If you are a flash designer and are not familiar with these, GET familiar immediately! These are the wave of the future as far as flash design and will take your interfaces and other design concepts to the next level! Another benefit is that these flash engines allow you to import 3D models created in other software such as Google SketchUP, Maya, Blender, and 3D max (just to name a few). The following examples all utilize either PaperVision3D, Away3D, Sandy3D, or Augmented reality. Take advantage of the resources posted after the examples as well to get a good knowledge of these wonderful design tools. Once you get a basic familiarity with them, you’ll be coming up with stuff so incredible, you’ll almost swear you were in the matrix!

Examples:

http://www.flashdevelopment.de/

http://www.mikkoh.com/blog/

http://www.mikkoh.com/blog/?p=225

http://www.closier.nl/playground/railaway_express.html

http://www.toyota-europe.com/cars/new_cars/iq/minisite/

http://ge.ecomagination.com/smartgrid/#/augmented_reality
(make sure you have a webcam to fully experience this one :D)

http://proziumlab.blogspot.com/2008/11/sandy-3d-engine.html

http://sandy.nicoptere.net/legoman/en/legoman-fashion-victim.html

http://www.vivapositivamente.com.br/opensite.do?idCountry=18&idLanguage=1

http://www.closier.nl/playground/normalmaps3.html

https://www.hotelsandevents.com/

http://www.fukhaos.com/

http://microsites.audi.com/vdt-onlinespecial/html/popup.html


Tutorial sites (to help you get started):

http://www.gotoandlearn.com/
(Lee Brimelow has a nice number of tutorials on flash projects, a great number of them PaperVision3D related).

http://www.flashsandy.org/tutorials
(Tutorials on sandy3D).

http://away3d.com/tutorials
(help on getting started with away3D).

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2 Responses to “There is no spoon.”

  1. Pete Says:

    Sandy wasn’t built on papervision3d, in fact Sandy was out before pv3d!

    🙂

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