This effect, beside all the others in the flex component, are based in Sandy (a great opensource 3D engine).
Using the flickr libs from labs.adobe.com first I’ve created a very simple slideshow to take pictures from my personal gallery, then I followed the examples provided within the Alex’s files and voilà.. a little but indeed cool effect 🙂
Just one remark. I need to put a PHP page on my site with reads the flickr image file, using php’s function readfile, otherwise all the bitmapdata effects couldn’t works, because images are not from the same domain…If someone is interested I put toghether also a little tutorial on how to make it.
For more informations read the original entry @ Alex Uhlmann blog.
P.S. Do you like that little boy in the first picture? 🙂 It’s me!