Director 8.0 Media

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Director 8 is an authoring package used to create interactive cd rom presentations, shockwave applications and java applets. Director was born out of the ashes of macromedia's icon author, and has facilitated the design of presentations, and has revolutionized web design with the advent ... Read review

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Community Level 5student

student

Authoring made easy

AdvantagesYou can make fully functional cd-roms, screensavers and shockwave movies with ease, many third party xtras available for even more control.

Disadvantagescost, may seem daunting to first-time users.

"Director 8 is an authoring package used to create interactive cd rom presentations, shockwave applications and java applets. Director was born out of the ashes of macromedia's icon author, and has facilitated the design of presentations, and has revolutionized web design with the advent of shockwave. Unlike other software companies, macromedia provide excellent updates to their products, adding a whole array of brand new features with each new ..." Read review
30.03.2001

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Community Level 1FatAndy

FatAndy

The Multimedia Power Master

AdvantagesExtremely powerful, extendable, create for multiple platforms at once

DisadvantagesExpensive, Shockwave less prevelant than Flash

"...Flash files with which the director engine can communicate. Basic animations can be created very quickly and without too much effort as long as you have a basic understanding of keyframe animation – where a “keyframe” is set and items are then moved, scaled or rotated and a new keyframe is created – the program then interpolates the steps between the two keyframes over a number of frames. Coding in Directors built in Lingo language can be picked ..." Read review
18.08.2003

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Community Level 4JHPRUSHTON

JHPRUSHTON

Macomedia tured me into a movie maker

AdvantagesSimple to use....even for a novice.

DisadvantagesCould not find any disadvantages.

"Macromedias Director '8' is -in the main- a web site creator package, that leaves the others in the shade. With nothing more than a few hours of training -using director '8's tutorial facility- the novice litterally becomes a film maker. With a plethora of functions, Macromedias Director '8' makes web-site creation a doddle. Each web page is created, using a simple frame and movie, method. Each page is regarded as a frame.... and each ..." Read review
01.03.2001

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Community Level 2zig3d

zig3d

Be your very own Director

AdvantagesEnables you to create dynamic websites with high interactvie content

DisadvantagesVery expensive

"Director places you right down in your very own Directors chair, giving you full control on your very own Web creation. With Director you have the power to create highly exciting and interactive Web elements, such as Games for Websites for example. Although Director can produce wonderful website effects and fully-interactive games, it isn't an application you will learn overnight, you will have to put some time in to reading the manual in full ..." Read review
18.07.2000

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The Director Shockwave Internet Studio delivers a new dimension to the Internet through powerful, interactive multimedia. Stepping beyond the experience of serving simple graphics and text, Director unleashes your creativity with the only tools powerful enough to combine graphics, sound, animation, text, and video into compelling content that grabs your audience and delivers your message.

General

MPN WDW80I82, WDM80I82
Category Creativity application
Subcategory Creativity - Multimedia Authoring
Version 8.0
Language(s) English

Software

Licence Type Media
Licensing Program Macromedia Volume Licence Programme
Platform Windows
Distribution Media CD-ROM

System requirements

OS Required Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or later, Microsoft Windows 2000
Min Processor Type Intel Pentium - 200 MHz
Min RAM Size 64 MB
Min Hard Drive Space 100 MB
Peripheral / Interface Devices Sound card, CD-ROM
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