Director MX (Inside Macromedia Series) / Edition 1

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Overview

Tap into the power of one of today's most popular multimedia authoring tools for CD-ROM, Internet, and Intranet development! Unlike other books that try to incorporate every bit of information on every last feature, Director MX allows readers to focus on truly important, practical aspects of real-world multimedia development in order to strengthen their knowledge of useful authoring techniques. The 'learn-by-doing' approach has proven effective in classroom- and self-paced learning, providing readers with the skills they need to create leading edge, interactive presentations. Comprehensive instruction begins with the basics of Director's interface and tools, and moves swiftly to exercises that teach readers how to work with text, graphics, other media, and libraries. A companion CD-ROM, containing all of the support files for use in completing exercises in the book, equips users with everything they need to get started. Special icons also appear throughout the book enabling more experienced developers to access the information they need to take full advantage of new, exciting Director MX functionality when designing and building their own multimedia projects.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401814779
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/20/2003
  • Series: Inside Macromedia Ser.
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 460
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott has been managing the development of multimedia and web development projects for over 17 years, totaling thousands of hours of applications for Fortune 500 corporate clients. He has been teaching Authorware classes within an Authorized Macromedia Training Center for more than 10 years. Scott is the Instructional Architect and co-author for the OnWord Press - Inside Macromedia Series. The Series employs learning strategies that are centered on the concept of "learn-by-doing", offering practical "hands-on" exercises that are reflections of "real-world" applications.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Table of Contents
Ch. 1 Getting Started with Director MX 1
Ch. 2 Working with the Tools Palette 29
Ch. 3 Opening, Playback, and Control of Movies 55
Ch. 4 Working with the Score 77
Ch. 5 Creating Animation 115
Ch. 6 Application Chapter: Front-end Splash Screen 137
Ch. 7 Creating Graphics 145
Ch. 8 Working with Color 209
Ch. 9 Creating Visual Impact 231
Ch. 10 Getting Started with Lingo 251
Ch. 11 Adding Interaction 269
Ch. 12 Application Chapter: Building a Project Interface 307
Ch. 13 Application Chapter: Adding Functionality to the Main Menu 313
Ch. 14 Working with Text 319
Ch. 15 Application Chapter: Creating a Help File 343
Ch. 16 Including Sound in Your Application 351
Ch. 17 Application Chapter: Adding Content about the Products 373
Ch. 18 Including Digital Video in Your Application 377
Ch. 19 Real-time 3D 399
Ch. 20 Application Chapter: Video Presentation 431
Ch. 21 Packaging Your Project 435
Index 447
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