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: 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: