The Best 3D Flash Galleries Showcase – Part 3

MotoCMS Editorial 5 September, 2008 1,054

Here we are – back with the fresh portion of 3D Flash gallery solutions – in case you haven’t seen the previous portions please feel free to check out Part 1 and Part 2. The ones we are particularly interested in are the 3D galleries made with the PaperVision 3D framework. At the same time we don’t deny that there are lots of other alternate frameworks for Flash player – Away3D, Sandy3D and others – that are basically no worse than PaperVision 3D for implementing such kinds of things. It’s just that what matters today is not only releasing a product but also organizing a good support for it, to provide a documentation and tutorials for it and – what’s the most important – to attract Flash community towards it. Obviously that is why there’s so many PaperVision 3D based websites today.

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NetAge Web Agency

This is another example of arranging images into an arch. The distinctive feature of this website is re-sorting the foreground images depending on the category that you choose – web, video, adv.

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Conocimiento Virtual

This website uses a great innovative idea of arranging the images and navigating through them. It’s some sort of a wall but still not a wall – more like a tunnel. I guess that after this website the component developers have started 3D tunnel galleries with PaperVision 3D.

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PaperVision Template

One of the PaperVision blogs has published an article claiming that the PaperVision 3D engine becomes popular in a sphere of templates and not only custom projects. I think that soon we will be able to buy the 3D idea and just put the images and a text into it.

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Viewzi – 3D Photo Cloud

It appears to be that 3D engines are used not only for producing corporate or portfolio websites but also for search engines. This projects provides lots of variants of displaying the search results – one of them is a 3D cloud of images. Looks truly awesome especially when you’re able to interact with this whole thing.

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Cortex Design

This is the implementation of a famous coverflow made with PaperVision 3D. The developers have also added different effects to it as well as the non-standard camera movement.

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Domenico Tedone Design

I’m not 100% sure that this one is made with PaperVision 3D but in any case this variant also uses the 3D presentation. What’s particularly good about this one is how they have made the motion blur which is especially good while mouse scrolling the images.


(click the image to see the 3D gallery)

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Eric Tombarel – Photographer’s Portfolio

A photographer’s portfolio, nothing special at a first sight. But it still fascinates and mesmerizes – I guess there’s something special about this Flash technology :)

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Komodo Media

A beautifully incarnated idea of switching objects in a 3D space. Nevertheless the gallery still works fast in spite of a great number of elements that are being rendered every moment while the camera is moving.

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Terre Bleue

No one knows what has been first – this website or TiltViewer (which by the way has already been reviewed in one of our previous posts). But since this is not a component the developers have gone further and made it all very interactive and interesting.

(click the image to see the 3D gallery)

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Knapoggue Castle Whisckey

Now this is the way no one arranged images before – looks like some sort of accordion or concertina. Each of the images is attached to the two next ones AND can be rotated. It’s a shame that you cannot put them into a pile – would have been really striking! :)


(click the image to see the 3D gallery)

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Unfortunately the second release of PaperVision 3D has not yet been launched. Nevertheless this does not mean that the developers cannot create such striking websites with the Alpha version. I wonder what surprises will the new version bring and what the 2nd PaperVision’s perspectives with the new Flash Player 10 and especially with Flash CS4.

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