Adobe终于决定继续投资Director了



以下是官方的文字内容:

Macromedia Director

Macromedia® Director®, the leading multimedia development tool, and Adobe Shockwave Player, the leading web content player, are uniquely suited to creating online or downloadable games, training and educational content, and desktop-based applications.

When is the next version of Director software expected to be released?
Adobe has not published an official time frame for the next release of Director and generally does not disclose details of new releases more than 30 days before a product is expected to ship. However, our current planning assumption is that the next major release of Director will be in the second half of 2007.
What features are included in the next version of Director?
Adobe is in the process of determining which features will be included in the next version of Director. Some of the features being planned include multiuser support, user interface and workflow improvements, support for Intel® based Mac computers, and Unicode support.
What are Adobe’s long-term plans for Director?
Director is a market-leading product with a loyal and substantial user base. Adobe will continue to invest in Director and develop new releases targeting current and future innovations in multimedia development. Future versions will be rebranded as "Adobe Director." Adobe plans to make Director the preferred environment for games creation and to increase the use of Shockwave Player on computers, consoles, and mobile devices. Adobe maintains a dedicated engineering team devoted to the ongoing development of Director.
How can I participate in shaping the next version of Director?
Adobe monitors user forums and support logs for input on its software. Events and shows provide great opportunities for customers to meet Adobe staff members and directly discuss their requirements. You can submit new feature requests for all Adobe products, including Director and Shockwave Player software, using the Feature Request and Bug Report submission form found at www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform.
How can I upgrade from a previous version of Director?
Macromedia Director 8.5 and Macromedia Director MX users can upgrade to the currently available Macromedia Director MX 2004 version, available either through our online store, at http://store1.adobe.com/cfusion/store/html/index.cfm?event=displayStoreSelector, or through distributors such as CDW, PC Connection, PC Mall, and Zones, for their respective upgrade prices. When the next version of Director is released, Macromedia Director MX and Macromedia Director MX 2004 users will be able to upgrade for the listed upgrade price.
Where can I find technical support for Director?
Adobe provides a range of free and fee-based technical support services. Details can be found at www.adobe.com/support/programs. For additional Director support information, visit the Director Support Center at www.adobe.com/support/director.

原文地址如下:http://www.adobe.com/products/director/special/crossproduct/faq.html

WEBXTRA for Director

Transform your multimedia title into a Web Browser. WebXtra uses Microsoft's Internet Explorer engine to parse and display Web-based pages directly in the a Director sprite, fully controlled by your scripts.

Using WebXtra you can:
Create your custom web browser, customized to the needs of your audience;
Create a CD-ROM title that gets pages from your web site for updates and support;
Let the user navigate trough a list of bookmarks related to a specific subject;
Limit the access of the user to specific pages;
Check how much time the user spent in each page, and much more.

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请自觉购买正版软件,本站对提供的软件不承担任何法律责任。
webxtra官方网站:http://xtras.tabuleiro.com
最新版本为:4.04
相比3.0版本,变化很大,功能也强大了不少,稳定性都有增强。需要的朋友可以去逛方网站了解一下。

Director项目 笔记本不能全屏播放?

  看标题可能很多人会误解,那就仔细看看内容吧。不过如果你不是用director开发工具制作多媒体项目的,你就可以忽略下面的内容,跳过这篇文章了。 :)

昨天一多媒体光盘项目到了交货验收阶段,客户对光盘的全屏幕播放作了硬性要求,没得办法啊,只好通过程序修改客户的显示器分辨率,播放完后自动将显示器的分辨率改回。

题外话: 做交互多媒体的朋友应该都知道,director实现全屏的方式只有那么几种:

1、画面大小不调整、显示器分辨率不调整,画面居中显示,四周区域以黑色填充。
2、..............................................................,四周不做调整直接可以看到后面的桌面。
3、通过程序调整stage为客户机的分辨率大小,即 拉伸多媒体界面
4、调整客户机分辨率为多媒体项目需要的分辨率,播放完毕,将分辨率修改为客户原始的设置。
5、制作不同大小的多媒体界面,播放时根据客户机的分辨率自动选择播放对应大小的画面。

以上几种方式,是我们能够想到的,其中 1、2、4 这几种方式应该应用的最普遍。第3种拉伸后画面的资料会比较差出现锯齿,一般采用较少。第5种方案,只是理论上的,不可能付诸实行的,因为不可能知道客户机的显示器分辨率的大小,所有可能的情况太多,也就不可能制作那么多的应对措施。

回到主题,我这次采用的是第4种方案,在台式机上测试很正常,可以正常修改显示器的分辨率和刷新频率,于是发给客户测试,客户反馈不是全屏幕的,最开始我以为是客户使用的问题,于是我就netmeeting远程登录到客户的电脑上,看了一下,不是客户的问题,确实程序不能修改客户机的分辨率,而且客户说他们那边的好几台电脑都不能全屏。

??? 问题出在哪呢? 我这边测试了几台机器一切正常,突然一个念头闪过,客户那边的所有电脑的是笔记本,难道是笔记本不能被正常修改显示器的分辨率和刷新率,我想,这下可惨了,没辙了。

你知道在Lingo中它们的执行顺序和次数吗?

代码一:

on beginSprite
  put "BeginSprite"
end

on prepareFrame
  put "prepareFrame"
end

on enterFrame
  put "EnterFrame"
end

on exitFrame
  put "ExitFrame"
end

on endSprite
  put "EndSprite"
end
--on stepFrame --works in script instances in actorList

代码二:

on prepareMovie
  put "PrepareMovie"
end

on startMovie me
  put "StartMovie"
end

on stopMovie me
  put "StopMovie"
end

很显然代码一应该是behavior类型的脚本;代码二应该是Movie类型的脚本。

但是你知道他们的执行顺序和执行次数吗?

Buddy API 3.7

Buddy API is an Xtra for Director and Authorware.

It contains over 140 functions for dealing with the Windows API and Macintosh Toolbox. Among other things, it allows you to:

- get version information (OS, Windows, NT, QuickTime, etc)
- read and write registry and ini files
- get the type and speed of the processor
- detect previous instances of your application
- open, print, copy, delete files
- control screensavers
- disable task switching
- install fonts
- control other applications

New from version 3.1: the unregistered version of the Xtra now includes two free functions. You can use any two functions in any one projector or packaged application.

通过它和系统打交道就方便多了。
不注册可以免费使用2个函数,如需使用更多则要注册。

The PrintOMatic MX Xtra

Authoring Tools: Director 8, 8.5, MX and MX 2004, Authorware 4 - 7
Operating Systems: Windows 95, 98, Me, XP, NT 4.0, 2000, MacOS 9, Mac OS X
Current Version: 1.7 (Macintosh and Windows)

Price: US $350 for a cross-platform serial number

The PrintOMatic Xtra is the premier printing tool for Macromedia Director, Shockwave, and Authorware. PrintOMatic adds a full set of page-layout, text and graphics printing features to Director and later, and Authorware 4 projects on Macintosh and Windows.

PrintOMatic includes commands for accurately specifying the position of any text or graphic element on the page. PrintOMatic documents can contain graphic files from disk, styled text, graphic primitives, cast member bitmaps, and snapshots of the Director stage.

做过director的人都知道这个插件吧,director的打印功能实在太弱了,这个东东可以实现。

官方站点:www.printomatic.com
本站提供的版本为 1.62

Mpeg Advance Xtra VERSION 1.04

很长时间没有用Director了,这可是我以前吃饭用的'金饭碗'啊,手里还有一些相关的资源,整理一下,逐步发布出来,希望能对有需要的人有用。

FEATURES
Unlimited cue Points, WYSIWYG preview, toolbar, volume, balance and speed control, imaging Lingo, non DTS playback, batch import and many enhancements over the previous generation of MPEG playback Xtras. Check the complete feature list

最新版本为 Version 1.5.2
官方站点:http://xtras.tabuleiro.com/products/mpeg_advance/index.tdb

Director项目:密码输入框,星号显示

--Director项目:密码输入框,星号显示
--
--作者:ebridge2001
--时间:2006年3月4日
--网站:http://www.joezhou.net
--邮件:ebridge2001@joezhou.net
--      ebridge2001 [at] hotmail.com
--有建议请反馈到以上邮箱。
--或作者的blog:http://www.joezhou.net/blog
--
--功能说明:将指定的文本区作为密码输入区,即输入的字符不直接显示,防止密码被偷看。
--          可自定义显示的字符
--          自定义Enter键相应的处理事件
--          能处理按Backspace编辑密码的功能,不支持其他的编辑方式
--

gotoNetPage 常见用法总结

原文地址:http://blog.5d.cn/user1/flymanbox/200601/198384.html

文章作者:爱伊

我们常常用gotonetpage在浏览器中打开另一个指定页面,其实它也还有一些其它的用法,下面整理出了一些常见用法,希望能够起到一个抛砖引玉的作用。