I love operating systems, especially old ones. One day, I learned that in 2001-2005, there was an operating system offered as a replacement for Windows XP called 3DNA. I thought that that was a great concept, but what if that was made today? My goal was to make a 3D operating system, in and from Scratch, with a more modernized design.

What it does

The user` stands in the middle of the OS. To the front is a welcome screen, right are browsers, with full ability to search 3 searches, back are utilities, including a functional music player, and the left has personal files. All icons are fully clickable, windows are draggable and closable, and can be overlayed, and the computer can be shut down.

How we built it

Previously, I had made a moderately functional Windows Vista emulator in Scratch, which is still in the making. I took elements from there and implemented those, along with a less 2007 UI and more apps and options, to 3dOS.

Challenges we ran into

There were few challenges. The biggest challenge was to create the 4 backdrops, the rest was trial and error.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Completing the project and allowing windows to have similar functionality as to Windows

What we learned

How to allow multiple things to run at once in Scratch, and learning how to allow Google searches!

What's next for 3dOS - The 3d OS of the Future

As of now, 3dOS is purely a concept. But it could, in theory, make a viable alternative to Windows in the future.

Built With

  • scratch
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