ZUI | Exploring Zoomable User Interfaces with OpenZoom

zui prototye
Work in progress

UPDATE: USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. HIGH LIKELIHOOD OF CRASHING YOUR BROWSER

Here is basic proof of concept inserting OpenZoom interfaces within openzoom interfaces to make a basic image gallery. Further tweak of the controls will prove a very nice browsing experience. Also pairing with Flash Player 10’s capabilities for 3D and we make something quite impressive, and very lightweight (this swf being 76k).

None of this would be possible without Daniel Gasienica, creator of OpenZoom. The depth of his work around OpenZoom alone is breathtaking, let alone the countless amount of guides he’s writing/wrote on the subject. These three posts alone are must-reads if you plan on using OpenZoom:
Inside Deep Zoom –Part I: Multiscale Imaging
Inside Deep Zoom –Part II: Mathematical Analysis
Inside Deep Zoom – Part III: Deep Zoom in Flash

I realized the mixture of OpenZoom with AS3’s 3D capabilities offers a pseudo-3D engine. That doesn’t mean OpenZoom won’t play well with a fully loaded 3D engine….