[Pro] Page Curl

Anyone had any experience with Page Gurling software or actions for Freeway? As in flipping the pages of a book or cataloge on a web page?

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Sometime around 7/9/09 (at 08:19 -0400) jcichy said:

Anyone had any experience with Page Gurling software or actions for Freeway?

Page curl effects are almost always done using Flash, and at the
moment the only decent kinds of output that are available - meaning
ones that render Flash text as well as simple bitmaps - are made with
Windows-only tools. This situation will change, and there are a
number of solutions around that range from free to extortionate for
both Mac and Windows if you’re happy to have everything rendered as
bitmap images of your pages. (I’m not.)

InDesign CS4 includes a Flash-based page-turning export option, but
this is almost laughably basic. It is painfully obvious that Adobe
threw this feature in very late on in the development process.

Walter did toy with a JavaScript-driven page flipper trick a little
while ago. I don’t know if it is in a form that could be used by
anyone else, and, again, it deals only with bitmaps.

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Found this by accident. Might be helpful.

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Thanks. Very Interesting.

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Hi Jacob

I am just developing a site for a restaurant just now with various menus and using this FREE FlashPageFlip, see here . . .

http://www.flashpageflip.com/

I can create my pages in Quark, export as PDF, optimise these in Photoshop, save as JPEG and it works quite well if you use a “Spawn new window” in Freeway it can integrate quite well. Possible to change colour to match site etc.

If you like it, you can always upgrade to a paid version and have more features.

Hope it helps.

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A client of mine uses a page turner for their brochure. I’m not convinced that it benefits from it, but there you go.

There _may_be something possible with the the canvas and Safari 3. I have seen some pretty cunning stuff done with that. It’s only a matter of time before someone works out how to implement such an effect.


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As well as the canvas object WebKit (Safari, iPhone, iPod Touch) also
supports CSS animations including 3D transforms. We’ve seen these in
Dashboard for a while now and assuming you wanted to limit the effect
to these browsers you should be able to do a half decent page flipping
with it.
Here’s a simple demo showing a card flip animation;
http://developer.apple.com/safari/library/samplecode/CardFlip/listing1.html
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Tim.

On 9 Sep 2009, at 12:33, Paul wrote:

A client of mine uses a page turner for their brochure. I’m not
convinced that it benefits from it, but there you go.

There _may_be something possible with the the canvas and Safari 3. I
have seen some pretty cunning stuff done with that. It’s only a
matter of time before someone works out how to implement such an
effect.

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Sometime around 10/9/09 (at 10:59 +0100) Tim Plumb said:

Here’s a simple demo showing a card flip animation;
http://developer.apple.com/safari/library/samplecode/CardFlip/listing1.html

Clever, but exactly as you described it: HALF decent. It is a 2D
squash/stretch effect, not really a 3D lift and curl. That would be
rather a lot to expect from CSS of course! :slight_smile:

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Sometime around 9/9/09 (at 05:20 -0400) t50ufo said:

http://www.flashpageflip.com/

I can create my pages in Quark, export as PDF, optimise these in
Photoshop, save as JPEG and it works quite well

The real issue I have with this, as well as with Page-Flip.com and
maybe 98% of all the other solutions, is that they require pages to
be rendered as bitmap images. What I want is a Mac-based solution
that renders text as Flash-based text, whether embedded or
vectorised. Then zooms could be done without losing quality or having
to load in higher-res renderings of the page.

Right now, almost all implementations are only half-way there. This
technique has real potential for client-oriented proofing as well as
marketing and ‘alternative media’ delivery. But it’ll never really
happen while we’re bound to bitmap-only methods of output.

InDesign CS4 offers a half-hearted excuse for page-flipping
production. I suspect we’ll see a more robust solution in the next
release of QuarkXPress and, I hope, in InDesign CS5.

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Yeah, we were going to use it for some proofing (calendars), portfolio pieces, and for an online photo album or scrapbook situation.

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