Director 8.5 Studio
With 3D, Xtras, Flash and Sound
AUTHOR: Robbins, Christopher
PUBLISHER: Apress L. P.
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There are things that Flash does badly or not at all--namely, sound and 3D. These two also happen to be the hottest areas for web development, as more and more segments of the entertainment industry realise that for sound and 3D, and a heavyweight project, Director is the tool of choice.
Director has long been established as the premier multimedia authoring tool. Version 8 brought closer web focus. But Director 8.0 did not include Flash asset management, nor was it capable of working in 3D. With the upgrade to 8.5, Director has become an important Flash-compatible 3D development tool. This integration of two of Macromedia's most exciting graphics tools, as well as the inclusion of a sophisticated 3D modelling environment, mean that Director 8.5 is not a half-version so much as a rapid response to a burgeoning and demanding market. Following the multi-author single-voice Studio format, this book brings together experts in the many different facets of Director lore and technique, programming and modelling.
What you'll learn
Who this book is for
- Multimedia designers interested in working with the net and/or multimedia computer graphics
- Flash 5 users who need to deepen and perfect their Director skills, required for working with 3D and more sophisticated interactivity than they can achieve with Flash
PUBLICATION DATE: 7/31/2001
CATEGORY: Computers, Design