February 03, 2008
Recent Flash goodness in 3D & beyond
- When is a shopping site… something else? When it’s this viral site for Dutch chain Hema*. "It’s like an IKEA catalog was sliced up and fed to a Rube Goldberg machine," says Motionographer. "The magnifying glass bit is brilliant." [Via]
- Who doesn’t like "secret interactive frivolity"? Design firm Baker and Hill lavishes attention on the details of their fun-to-navigate company site.
- 3D action:
- Don’t let the ultra-retro intro fool you: Electric Oyster’s demo features the beginnings of a nifty Flash-based flight simulator. [Via]
- National Geographic offers a 3D Atlas of Human History. Developer g.wygonik from the always-interesting Terra Incognita provides background on the project.
- This Adobe Japan page features 3D balls gone mad. [Via]
- The Volvo XC70 site features a fully rotatable rendering of the car, festooned wih interactive touch points. Stick around through the intro, then hit the arrows to continue. (Yes, we have kid-haulers on the brain, and I’ll always have a thing for Volvo wagons.)
- ASLuv busts out the fairy dust with this little particle sprayer. (Don’t break the glowsticks ’til you feel the beats hit.) [Via]
- In a sorta related vein, see Lee Brimelow’s YTMND-style Billy Mays tribute. Puzzling; I can dig it.
- The Air Pocket Symphony (no relation to Adobe AIR, MacBook Air, wayward heiresses, etc.) features photorealistic objects and a nice, simple sliding animation. [Via]
- MyFlashFetish offers SWF bits (particularly music players, it seems) that can be embedded in your site. [Via]
* Tangential: It’s not Flash, but on the innovative shopping front, software maker Panic lets you drag and drop items into your shopping cart. Slickness.