GNOME Shell is too modern to be 2D, isn’t it?
Gevera had an idea to create a depth illusion through a transition, when we open Shell Overview. While this isn’t practical it could be aesthetically pleasant at least to some people.
Pseudo-3D in Shell
There is already a sense of 3D in GNOME 3, when Minimized got substituted with Sink. You need depth to sink something, don’t you? Sink a window works with middle-click on the Title Bar (if someone doesn’t know it). There is also the impressive Coverflow Extension that tries to give a 3D visual.
The goal of this mockup is to give the illusion of the depth through a “perspective” transition.
GNOME Perspective Mockup
This is by Gevera and you can find the original post in the Forums.
From the very first time i used Gnome Shell I had this feeling of volume or you might call it 3D. It looked different then gnome 2. I came up with this 3D perspective thing in overview mode, where the wallpaper will scale down to the center of the screen giving an overall sense of depth.
At the end the idea is that using openCV and head tracking system, the perspective will change according to the position of the head of the user left/right, up/down, closer/farther. I have made a mockup so yo u can see what i’m saying. As they say, picture is worth a thousands words Tell me guys, what do you think?
I would be curious to see such an effect, thought an Extension :)