Macromedia Director MX for Windows & Macintosh by Mark Schaeffer

By Mark Schaeffer

Macromedia introduced the newest model of its flagship multimedia authoring setting, Macromedia Director MX, in past due November at a $1,199 fee element ($399 for clients upgrading from models 8.0 or 8.5). Director MX for home windows and Macintosh: visible QuickStart advisor makes the best accompaniment for readers seeking to quick get up-to-speed at the new version's seamless integration with the Macromedia Flash MX product family members, complicated debugging functions, new item Inspector, aid for either QuickTime 6 and Mac OS X, and extra! just like the different books in Peachpit's renowned visible QuickStart sequence, this one makes use of dozens of screenshots in every one bankruptcy followed by means of easy, step by step directions to lead readers during the complexities of constructing Director MX "movies" for CD-ROM and the net. whether or not they use the booklet as an educational or reference, readers study very quickly find out how to mix bitmap pics, electronic video, sound, and textual content into inventive interactive multimedia productions. thoroughly revised and up to date with brand-new portraits, this e-book covers good points new to Macromedia Director MX, for either the home windows and Macintosh systems.

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21. The Memory Inspector helps you monitor the memory use of a movie in progress. Knowing how much memory your Cast and Score take up helps you track whether the movie meets the target size for your finished project. 22), which is nearly always visible while you work with Director, provides quick access to the most important Director commands. 22. The toolbar's buttons serve as handy shortcuts to Director features. Using Windows and Panels In addition to the major interface elements described earlier, Director provides other windows and panels that let you accomplish specific tasks.

24). Choosing "Remap to" causes Director to replace the image's colors with the most similar colors from the palette you choose from the pop-up menu. 24. Choose a substitute palette for your imported bitmap cast member. 62 63 3. 25) to remove all white pixels from the borders of an image. 25. Choose the Trim White Space option to remove white pixels from the borders of an image. 4. If you're importing an indexed color image, and if you chose to remap it to a new palette in step 2, you may wish to check the Dither box.

When you create a custom palette, Director considers it part of your movie's Cast, so it automatically adds the palette to the Cast window. 8. Double-click on another color you want to change. 41 42 The color picker opens. 9. Use the color picker to choose a new color. 10. Click OK to close the color picker. 11. Repeat steps 8 through 10 until you've added the desired number of colors to your custom palette. 38). 38. Your custom palette will appear in every menu in from which palettes are selectable.

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