Note: We are no longer actively developing this version of the
software. Please see http://nzdl.org/Books for our
current Book Visualizer research activity.
The 3D Book Visualizer is a suite of programs for creating and interacting with
an interactive three-dimensional simulation of a paper-based book.
It displays these physical qualities:
It supports the following document formats:
It supports these interactive features:
- Stain on the pages.
- Page-edge markings
We do not imagine that readers will spend significant amounts of time actually reading documents in 3D form. However they will visually handle the book, flip through the pages, sample excerpts, scan for pictures, locate interesting parts, and so on. They do this to get a sense of meaningful properties of the book:
- Spinning the book arround
- Zooming in and out
- Turning a single page or a wodge of pages
- Flipping through key pages
- Switching between handling mode and reading mode
- Page usage
- Some direct access features