Pink Floyd iTunes LPs
February 6, 2012
We’ve just finished developing iTunes LPs for almost all of the Pink Floyd studio album catalogue. Three of the albums – Dark Side of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall – were given special treatment, and a series of visuals developed for them. They’re available on the iTunes Music store here.
All of the deluxe LPs feature Memorabilia sections, which build upon the work done for Papa vs Pretty, allowing you to zoom in and out of assorted Pink Floyd historical items.
Each deluxe LP also feature ‘Marbles’ – as each physical equivalent box set product came with a custom designed marble, the challenge was to incorporate this into the digital LP somehow. The Marbles visual is an area of optical distortion that warps the underlying image, so it looks as if marbles are rolling across the screen. it’s all done in canvas (webGL isn’t an option in LPs, yet), the challenge was to make it run well, so it’s highly optimised in what it does. We’ll try and write a more detailed post about this optical distortion at a later date.
Wish You Were Here featured a water ripples effect, again done using canvas.
The Wall is our first public use of the Three.js library, which powered the 3D brick wall constructed for use on the menus.