13 May 2008
Sometimes I get a little obsessed. And that obsession takes me down a long, winding path. Some might even say a laborious and twisted path.
The latest focus of my obsession? Cubes.
I can't explain it really. Perhaps it has something to do with my fascination in the indivisible building blocks of our digital lives – pixels. But any reasoning aside, the net result is that you get to enjoy the fruits of my labour. A labour involving lots of animation, shadows, a completely bastardised version of ray-tracing, and one big sprite image. So without further ado, I present to you Cubescape. A tool for isometric jiggery pokery.
Please don't even try it in Internet Explorer 6. (And why would you? What's a browser without alpha transparent PNGs?)
I always take great pleasure in providing people with the tools to create something new, so, I leave Cubescape in your capable hands and await what astounding feats of imaginative ingenuity you'll deliver to my blogstep.
A hearty but insufficient thanks to Michael Koukoullis from Agency Rainford for bringing me out of the dark ages (of flat files) and setting up the backend which drives this little project. I know how much pain it caused him to leave the haven of Rails for the hell of PHP.
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