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The Eco Zoo

Posted at 2:20pm on 05 Jun 2008

Eco Zoo

A cute little 3D Flash website. If you ignore the ecotard message, the popup book idea is very cool, although it's a pity the popups haven't been done in a way that could actually be made with real paper.

The site is significant because Flash still can't actually do native 3D graphics. Unlike web plugins such as unity, Flash provides no 3D drawing commands, nor any way to leverage the built-in 3D graphics hardware in modern computers. The site was made possible by the Papervision3D, an Open Source 3D engine for Flash that implements 3D rendering and texture mapping from first principles.