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    FK's #1 Grammarian bolt1872x2's Avatar
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    does 2a use director?

    im having a debate with a colleague of mine, i won't divulge who's on which side of the issue, but one of us thinks the new 2a is done in flash alone and the other thinks it's a bunch of flash animations pieced together in director. which one of us is right?

    i know, i know, i could probably find out for myself by poking around reading interviews, but im looking for a quick resolution to this discussion.

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    I'm pretty sure the majority was flash but some might be after effects. They have been pretty big with that recently.
    It must be obvious day at camp stupid

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    i'm pretty sure its flash and not director. director is more of an offline version of flash with better support for raster images and large files (for things like kiosks). I think you are thinking about After Effects or Premiere, which they most likely used.
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    can we have a link for the dum dums please... (i.e. me)

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    2a dosen't use director...

    welcome to the wonderfull world of director.. IMO director is the most powerfuill interactive medium out there.. it controls flash, quicktimes, game development, you name it

    what is director
    http://www.macromedia.com/software/director/

    director examples
    http://dynamic.macromedia.com/bin/MM...oduct=Director

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    Originally posted by vampstko
    welcome to the wonderfull world of director..
    ...now keep it off the internet

    let's face it, it's close to be banshied to CD-ROM land.

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    Originally posted by PAlexC
    let's face it, it's close to be banshied to CD-ROM land.

    don't banshee's scream loudly?


    with Shockwave3D... I don't think so, PAlexC. but that's just me.

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    Not to belittle director, I learned that well before flash. It's definately more powerful.

    Shockwave player has always been kind of beefy and slow to start up, unlike the Flash player.

    Plus I remember back in the day of 6, all sorts of color and ink issues depending on browser.

    It's been a few years. I don't even know which version of shockwave I have installed honestly.

    Wouldn't mind picking it up again for DVD authoring.

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    agree. but, you have the 300k flash player vs. the 3.5mb shockwave player. big difference. the flash player has always been wonderfully small; but shockwave, as you stated, is crazily powerful.

    but, as far as it being relegated to kiosks and desktop solutions only... not while the need/ability to take it to the web exists.

    But, it (shockwave player) is not as pervasive as the flash player.

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    I wouldn't use Shockwave on the web for public sites.

    Maybe for specialized applications, e-Learning to a specific audience, replace a Java applet that has a specific use. (Commercial, B2B Service, etc.)

    Hell, I have a client who's a major hotel chain who built their in-house LMS in 6. (Before the days of SCORM when distributed learning meant distributing CD's.)

    3.5 MB these days? Damn that's nuts.

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    dunno man. I still play in Lingo, and like Shockwave3D rather well. I wouldn't make a site with solely Shockwave; but I would incorporate parts.

    sites like setpixel and toxi.co.uk show the power of shockwave if used correctly.

    and in some instances, it's much smaller than flash.

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    Does the plug-in intialize as fast? Can't.

    By the way, your avatar is freaking me out.

    Instead of seeing white long hair and a white moustache, when I glance at it it looks like an orange face with two hands in white gloves pushing up on it from the sides with the thumbs jammed under the upper lip. Index fingers covering where the eyebrows should be.

    Just the way my eyes see things.

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    put down the pipe.

    Yeah, it initiates rather quickly, even on a mac man.

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    Dude it ain't crack.

    You've used that avatar before with 'bleh' and I saw the same thing.

    I just noticed a couple days ago what it actually was.

    i really haven't used shockwave in a long time then

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    sheesh. whining like that... sure you're not an ex-girlfriend?

    yeah, shockwave has come a long way. but the SECOND you start using music, interactivity, what not... bam. it will become bloated.

    prob why I like Anark so much lately.

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    Ah, see I never did just animation. I always had to deal with sound and interactity in my projects, and a LOT of it too. Hence my bias.

    Plus the whole packaging xtras thing. Xtras were a great architecture for standalone projects. Not so good for web-based.

    You didn't have to go change your avatar because I'm an optical freak.

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    that has to be the stupidest post ive ever made in this forum...in my defense, it was after a 14-hour day at work...

    a simple peek at the source code reveals embedded flash files. no director to be found.

    DUH!

    thanks anyway everyone!

    p.s. i loathe director, through many hours of exploring the app i can find no good reason for it to exist.
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    Director has plenty of great uses.

    For one, real File I/O makes it great for CD-Rom or standalone applications.

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    oh im sure it does have its uses, but for me, doing only web work, it's just outclassed by flash
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