I finally got around to playing a bit with Papervision3D, the open source 3D library for Flash,today. I have to say its been a lot of fun and its surprisingly easy to use. I was looking for some interface that I could build using what I was learning. The ITunes Coverflow seemed a good place to start but considering how many implementations of that I am seeing on the web, I couldn’t really bring myself to write a new one. So I started monkeying around with camera motion etc and finally reached a point I was pretty happy with, at least for day one.
The idea behind CardStack was to recreate to some extent the real world shelf. When the user clicks on an element on the shelf, it moves out of the shelf and can be interacted with.
This is just my first stab at this and there will be a lot more changes before I pack it into any sort of code I can share with the community. At the very least I can put in keyboard navigation and some reflection to make it a little more interesting.
Please let me know if there is something I can add to this to give it a little more zing.