Today we released version 1.0 of hexagonit.virtualgallery which provides a Flash based 3D gallery view for images. The meat of the package is a Flash viewer which renders images as framed paintings on the walls of a gallery. The viewer is configured using a JSON configuration and such has no direct Plone dependencies, you can easily use it in a Pyramid, Rails, or whatever web project.
The original use case for the gallery was part of a larger art related project we are working on but due to its generic nature we decided to open source it and release it separately. By default the Plone integration in the package provides views for Folders and Collections allowing you to easily control which images are placed in the gallery. It is also very easy to integrate the gallery in custom use cases where more control over the images is needed.
Additionally, you can configure the viewer on a gallery (context) basis by choosing which image scale should be used within the gallery. This is particularly useful if you are storing larger images (for example digital originals) but wish to make the gallery load up faster using a smaller scale for it.
We’d be interested in hearing out any feedback or ideas about the package!