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Friday, March 25, 2011

Dynamic Rotating Photo Cube

Rotating Photo Cube

Hello, Everyone! Today's widget is a really nice Rotating Photo Cube from PhotoCube3D. I've seen the photo cubes around the Internet and people are using them for various purposes. One really neat use of this widget is to display book covers. You can use an image of your PDF/e-Book and use the cube on your site as a cool way to feature and draw attention to your book(s). 

With this photo cube you can use one to six images (.gif, .jpg, or .png formats). For example, if you want to use only one image you would enter that image in each of the six image upload boxes. Also, if you want to use only two images, you would upload both images three times each, in the image upload boxes.  Again, you may use one to six images whether it's the same image six times, six different images once, or any configeration that totals six images.

Other customizeable features are of this Photo Cube widget are 'Glow', 'Alpha', 'X AutoRotate' and 'Y AutoRotate'.

  • Glow alters the amount of brightness. Also, you can choose a color for the 'glow'.
  • Alpha alters the amount of transparency (the images will be solid or transparent).
  • X AutoRotate rotates this photo cube vertically (around an invisible x-axis/horizontal axis).  Also, you may enter a number above zero (0) to increase the rotation speed. If you do not want the cube to rotate in this direction, un-check/de-select the X AutoRotate box.
  • Y AutoRotate rotates this photo cube horizontally (rotates around an invisible y-axis/vertical axis).  Also, you may enter a number above zero (0) to increase the rotation speed. If you do not want the cube to rotate in this direction, un-check/de-select the Y AutoRotate box.

Lastly, you may move your mouse pointer over the cube to alter its movement.  I hope you enjoy using this widget!  I think it is a simply delightful bit of technology!



This is what the cube looks like before images are added to it:




This is what the cube looks like with six different images and a hot pink 'Glow' color:




This is another cube with six different images:




The following cube has the same images as the one immediately above it. However, this cube has 'Alpha' selected/activated so that the images appear transparent.




The following cube is an example of the same cube above, with 'X AutoRotate' un-checked/de-selected.





This is an example of the cube with the 'Y AutoRotate' un-checked/de-selected:



This is an example of the cube with one image uploaded six times. Also, the 'Glow' color is a shade of green. I'm utilizing it to feature my first tiny book project.




This is an example of the cube with one image uploaded six times. Also, the 'Glow' color is a shade of blue.




All images are courtesy of Photos8.com

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