This application was produced in partnership with John Metcalf at Sheffield Hallam University as a teaching and visualisation aid to be used in conjunction with supporting lectures.
3D animations are used to explore three example elements and their differing crystal structures. As the user zooms under the surface of the beautiful images, the aggregated structure flows into view, then falls away to reveal the underlying crystal structure.
Full multi-touch support has been added, allowing the user to zoom and rotate the 3d model at any level of detail. A reduced sphere model can be toggled by simply shaking the iPhone.