Zoomquilt II: Flash zoom-through painting


16 Responses to “Zoomquilt II: Flash zoom-through painting”

  1. benher says:

    I watched this for 3 hours before I realized that it was a infinite self-referential microcosm.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Zoomquilt & zoomquilt2 are awesome, but I think the Tin Man “Infinite Oz” zoom beats them both:

    The addition of music/sounds and moving animations really make the difference.

  3. illflux says:

    Can anybody (easily) tell me how they did this? I have quite a bit of experience with Flash, but have not been able to figure out how to make a movie perpetually zoom into itself. Any tips would be great!

  4. jjtraw says:

    Hmm… longer than the first one, but not as good. The transitions aren’t as intriguing. And I miss the ribbon.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I thought it was awesome, but the screensaver is a waste of time – super jerky and seems to eat up processing power.

  6. technogeek says:

    Of course, after staring deeply into the Zoomquilt for a while, once you look away your field of vision seems to be zooming in the other direction. Classic perceptual trick; the brain gets used to tracking constant motion in one direction and subtracting it out, and continues subtracting for a little while even when the motion stops.

  7. historyman68 says:

    that Nickelodeon one is pretty awesome

  8. ablebody says:

    oh man, there’s a perspective change from landscape to over head! wish they’d explored it for a while instead of guiding it back.

  9. monument says:


    I get the same effect after playing a few rounds of guitar hero. :D

  10. Anonymous says:

    I’m stoned, thanks for this.

  11. Anonymous says:

    My mind… is melting….

  12. skeletoncityrepeater says:

    Wow. I thought the first one was good – thanks for posting this treat. I think my brain fell out.

  13. gastronaut says:

    Seems like a quality-over-quantity version of Gridcosm (http://www.sito.org/cgi-bin/gridcosm/gridcosm?level=top), which has been around since 1997- practically an eternity in internet time.

  14. eustace says:

    I watched for several minutes, then when I returned to BoingBoing, all the text and images were slowly receding!

  15. rhys says:

    i don’t know why they have made this so bleeding small… but anyway – - the master of zoom:


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