Papervision3D Rotating Billboard Effect

August 12, 2008 by Devin Reimer

Rotating Billboard Demo Screenshot

One of the first projects I worked on when I started working with Papervision3D 2.0 Alpha ‘Great White’ was new unique ways of displaying images. The first demo I developed was a rotating billboard effect. This effect simulates real life rotating billboards but enables the addition of as many images as desired. Instead of being limited to three images on the three sides of the prism, the program automatically swaps out the image that is facing away from the user with the next image.

Continue reading for a working demo and source code.

You can download this source code here

Note: This source code works with Papervision 2.0 Alpha – ‘Great White’ up until revision 638. There have been some big changes since this version including changes to Camera3D class. If anyone updates this source code to work with the newest version of ‘Great White’, please let me know and I can update the source code posted here.

4 Responses to "Papervision3D Rotating Billboard Effect"

  1. Al says:

    Hello there

    I love this effect and have been seraching for this for quite some time now.

    Would it be possible for you to supply this effect in flex ready format without the triangular prism.

    just a small request if you might have time available to do so.



  2. Devin Reimer says:

    Hi Al

    I’m not sure what you mean by without the triangular prism, as that is what this effect is, but thanks for the comment. This should be able to plug into a flex application without too much work, so if you give it a try and get it to work send me the URL.


  3. Kristen says:

    Has anyone come across a version of this that works beyond PV3D revision 638?

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