What is MegaZine3?
MegaZine3 is a pageflip engine. There are many like it, but this one is free (for private use), and open source.
If you wish to use MegaZine3 commercially, please have a look at this page for more information. Of course, donations are always welcome as well. ;-)
So, what's a pageflip engine, then?
A pageflip engine is a small Flash application that generates an interactive book, which can then be flipped through by the user. MegaZine 3 uses a completely dynamic approach, allowing full configuration through external XML files. This makes it easy to set up books even if you do not even own the Flash IDE.
It's so easy...
Although the MegaZine 3 engine is quite powerful, it is really easy to create a basic book. The shortest way to define a book would be like this:
This would create 10 pages from the images page_image1.jpg through page_image10.jpg. It's that easy!
MegaZine3 is a pageflip - flash book engine written completely in AS3, is free for private use, and open source.
MegaZine 3 uses a completely dynamic approach, allowing full configuration through external XML files.
MegaZine 3 Features:
Simplicity - automatically generate a control bar (via the NavigationBar plugin) that allows jumping to every individual page.
Page Caching - if the page count exceeds a certain limit (exact value can be set manually, too) not all pages will be loaded into memory at the same time.
Element System - making it possible to define any number of elements per page. Default elements include images, flash movies, videos, sound and more.
Gallery functionality - Every element may hold an additional url to some image or swf, which will displayed when clicking the element, or clicking the “zoom in” button in the element.