I’ve come up with an unusual approach to making a “3D visual interface” for navigating my Cosma web site.
I call it “Toy Worlds,” and it’s a series of miniature dioramas photographed with a RICOH THETA S 360° Camera. The resulting 360° photos are then posted on the Kuula 360° photo sharing service in order to overlay links to pages on Cosma.
This 360° image is an example. Click on objects to find out about them, and use the menu in the lower left or door knobs to visit related Toy Worlds.
I also want to share an earlier, less polished “Toy World.” This one is a bit “rough around the edges” relative to the above, later version. However, it does have the advantage of having been shot in an actual dollhouse, so it is the most “toy season” appropriate Toy World! There are some nooks and crannies to explore embedded in this one as well :-)
You find out more about Toy Worlds on this post and page on Cosma.
I plan to make some Toy Worlds for this site in the near future.
So, I hope you enjoy Toy Worlds!