Hi , thanks for reading.

TBH I don’t really know. I just thought about it for a while, imagined how I wanted it to be in my head and applied learnings from my personal projects which involve large drawings in 2D. Then I tried to use that head model with what SwiftUI provides which took a lot of iteration and failures.

Imagine you are sitting in a room and you have a window to look out of. Just outside that window is a drawing on a sheet of paper that’s bigger than the window. Draw an X on the center of the paper. There’s the origin and it never changes. You also have a paper shifting guy to move the paper.

If you want to see everything that’s on the paper you need to get your paper shifting guy to shift the paper up, down, left and right. You know where the origin is relative to your window. That’s the essence of the view port at 1x resolution.

Then you have a great idea, you want to see more stuff at the same time so you get your paper shifting guy to move the paper away from you. Some of the details are harder to see but now you get a better perspective, forest vs trees. That’s zoom.

Last, you need to draw some stuff beyond the current limits of the paper. Grab some sellotape and stick some more paper on the edge, you can do this as much as you need to. That’s the infinite surface.

I don’t know any particular books but I’m guessing there’s great works on 2D graphics from anytime in the past 30 years.