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Macromedia announced the latest version of its flagship multimedia authoring environment, Macromedia Director MX, in late November at a $1,199 price point ($399 for users upgrading from versions 8.0 or 8.5). Director MX for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide makes the perfect accompaniment for readers looking to quickly get up-to-speed on the new version¿s seamless integration with the Macromedia Flash MX product family, advanced debugging capabilities, new Object Inspector, support for both QuickTime 6 and Mac OS X, and more! Like the other books in Peachpit¿s popular Visual QuickStart series, this one uses dozens of screenshots in each chapter accompanied by simple, step-by-step instructions to guide readers through the complexities of creating Director MX "movies" for CD-ROM and the Web. Whether they use the book as a tutorial or reference, readers learn in no time how to combine bitmap graphics, digital video, sound, and text into creative interactive multimedia productions. Completely revised and updated with brand-new graphics, this book covers features new to Macromedia Director MX, for both the Windows and Macintosh platforms.
1. Director Basics.
2. Assembling Casts.
3. Building a Score.
4. Animating Sprites.
5. Playing & Refining Movies.
6. Using Paint Tools.
7. Drawing Vector Shapes.
8. Compositing Images.
9. Working on the Stage.
10. Adding Digital Video.
11. Using Flash Movies in Director.
12. Adding Text.
13. Adding Sound.
14. Adding Behaviors.
15. Scripting Lingo.
16. Creating a Projector.
17. Making Movies for the Web.
18. Shockwave 3D.
19. Using Xtras.
Appendix A. Numeric Keypad Shortcuts.
Appendix B. Keyboard Shortcuts.