Anamorphic Type Engine. A two dimensional image is “dissected,” its parts extruded on the z-axis. The size of the parts is a function of their position on the z-axis, so that from a given point, the image appears to be sitting on a two-dimensional plane.
The structures are conceived as hanging sculptures. The image above shows what a given “plot,” or the application’s output, might look like. Each piece of the structure is tethered to the ceiling by two wires. The application can produce an image of the ceiling showing the point at which each wire should be connected. A to-scale blueprint of the entire composition also dictates the length of each given wire.
The editing environment allows users to manipulate the position of pieces, as well as the the “focal point” that the illusion respects. As users drag pieces back and forth along the z-axis, their scale is automatically compensated to maintain the anamorphic illusion.