Just wondering when making it did you go by the original one
I've not really said anything about it because its still early alpha presently but it will soon be possible to use 3d model replacements (similar to the Patch to Text replacement done presently via values.ded) in packs such as the JHUI. The system I'm planning uses an additional 3d depth for HUD elements and a depth of field for each group of elements (currently known as 'Pages' in the repo). The plan is to tie this in with InFine for a script-able UI (or Doomsday script, if available that is).
No idea when the final system will hit a release build though, as I am focusing on the necessary work for Beta6.10