First part of Artsy, now in beta

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Written by Anders Marzi Tornblad

This is part 1 of the Artsy (and slightly insane) series.

In between writing about the Phenomenal & Enigmatic JavaScript demo, I'm also doing a JavaScript remake of the Arte demo by Sanity from 1993. The first effect I made was the "disc tunnel" effect, seen at the 2:08 mark, and the entire first part is now live, but still in beta.

The address is, but I haven't tested it in that many browsers and devices yet. I do know that it crashes on Windows Phone 7.8 after a few scenes, but it works really nicely on my iPad 3, especially in fullscreen mode. Add a shortcut to your iPad's start screen for a real fullscreen mode.

I will make some changes to the bitmap tunnel effect, and make sure that the demo runs correctly on most browsers and devices. Also, stay tuned for parts 2 and 3 of Artsy (and slightly insane), and of course there will be a blow-by-blow descriptoion here on when the whole thing is complete.

You can try this solution at The latest version of the code is always available in the GitHub repository.

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