"Looking Glass" 3D

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by wdlove, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    been around for a while now, looks promising, but who knows where it will end up going, as it is right now the usability isnt all that great from what i have heard. its been mentioned a few times on the forums before too..... but it could possibly be the direction that the GUI is going to go, or not, its not the most practical method for everyone
  3. qzak macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2005
    it has a mid 90s feel to it i think, but if the graphics were smoother, better looking, then it would be sweet. i really like the switching desktops thing. just drag your screen to the left/right and you have a whole nother desktop you can just drag back and forth
  4. Platform macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2004
    As said, it has been around for a while..............just hope that Steve would adopt some of it but make it WAY better and nicer for Leopard ;)
  5. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    Well, OS X is already incorporating some of these features. The preferences and info on the back of a window, for example, is how widgets work. I can easily see OS X.5 having all programs preference panes on the back of the window. The sticky note screenshot, to me, looks just like a dashboard sticky widget... hidden from view until you need it. The 3D effect with the video centered and browser/word processor tilted away looks alot like the new iChat Video interface as well.

    The tiltes away windows to 'save space' while neat, I think is shabby compared to expose. With expose you can see the contents of the window, not just the name, which I find more imporatant.

    Also, since OS X is STILL lacking virtual desktop support, it wouldn't be hard to see them implementing a panning method as mentioned on that first page.

    So, pretty much, the future is here with OS X. ;-)
  6. Sirus The Virus macrumors 6502a

    Sirus The Virus

    May 12, 2005
  7. MacFan26 macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2003
    San Francisco, California
    Seems like this project has been around forever, without really "taking off" or anything. Sun has some really neat features in this "OS" but I don't think it will stack up overall to OS X. Of course it's in early stages and all that, but I think Apple will still win over stability and user interface, despite the cool 3D stuff.
  8. Brother Michael macrumors 6502a

    Brother Michael

    Apr 14, 2004
    The word you are looking for is Window Manager.

    Sorry I like being picky. :rolleyes:
  9. MacFan26 macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2003
    San Francisco, California
    lol, okay sorry, "Window Manager" :)

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