Special Edition Using Macromedia Director 8

Special Edition Using Macromedia Director 8

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Special Edition Using Macromedia Director 8 is a comprehensive guide to creating and publishing Director movies. This book provides in-depth explanation of the complex features of Director and Lingo, as well as power tips and techniques to maximize the features and tools. In this book you'll find complete coverage of Director 8, from advanced issues such as Lingo scripting and multi-user applications to the hot new features of the latest release. New feature coverage includes more efficient sprite editing with the context-sensitive Property Inspector, increased control of cast members (sorting by name, date, type, size) through the Cast Manager, vector drawing tools that add illustration capability, and special imaging effects and Transition Behaviors to add pizzazz and drama to applications.
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  • Mixed media product | 1000 pages
  • 188 x 235.7 x 56.4mm | 1,800.78g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 0789723344
  • 9780789723345

Table of contents

Introduction. What's New in Director 8. Director Basics. 1. Animation with Director. 2. Presentations with Director. Members in Detail. 3. Bitmap Members. 4. Text and Field Members. 5. Sound Members. 6. Digital Video. 7. Vector Members. 8. Other Member Types. Authoring in Director. 9. The Director Environment. 10. Properties of Sprites and Frames. 11. Advanced Techniques. Using Basic Lingo. 12. Learning Lingo. 13. Essential Lingo Syntax. Using Behaviors. 14. Creating Behaviors. 15. Graphic Interface Elements. Using Lingo to Control Media. 16. Controlling Text. 17. Controlling Sound. 18. Controlling Bitmaps. 19. Controlling Video. 20. Controlling Vector Graphics. Using Advanced Lingo. 21. Controlling the Director Environment. 22. Shockwave and Internet Access. 23. Object-Oriented Programming. 24. Movies in a Window and Alternatives. 25. Xtras. 26. Developing for Developers. Using Director to Create Professional Applications. 27. Educational Applications. 28. Business Applications. 29. Graphics Applications. 30. Sound Applications. 31. Shockwave Applets. 32. Games. Finishing a Project. 33. Debugging. 34. Performance Issues. 35. Cross-Platform Issues. 36. Delivering the Goods. Advanced Topics. 37. Creating Java Applets. 38. Creating Multiuser Applications. Reference. A. What's on the CD-ROM. B. Director Glossary. C. Online Resources. D. Tables and Charts. E. Lingo by Subject. F. Behavior Library Quick Reference. G. Keyboard Shortcuts. H. Guide to Xtras. I. Lingo Reference.
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About Gary Rosenzweig

Gary Rosenzweig is a multimedia software developer, entrepreneur, and writer. His business, CleverMedia, creates games, applications, and utilities using Director. Their Web site contains the world?s largest collection of Shockwave applets made by one company. Gary has a BS in Computer Science from Drexel University and an MA in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He wrote Advanced Lingo for Games (Hayden, 4/00) as well as The Comprehensive Guide to Lingo and The Director 6 Book (Ventana).
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