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Old 12-25-2001, 12:59 AM   #1
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Default director and flash

I downloaded director (shickwave builder) a few weeks ago and to my suprize found it to be the same as flash. There's the timeline the stage and the library are all there.

It is very hard to get the hang of but it is very advanced and contains loads of pre-made scripts. Now flash is exactly the opposite as it is very easy to work with but you have to write your own scripts. It's as if a completly different company had made director.

If only the team at macromedia would try to work together and mould director and flash into one big ''super program'' with the layout and simplicity of flash with the complex scripts and backend of director.

In rewiew i think that director is good for making online games but recommend flash to web designers.
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Old 12-25-2001, 06:28 AM   #2
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I used to use Director, for a short period, but I found Flash to be more personable because the learning curve is less steep. I've heard lots of people say that Flash 6 is to be the first step towards amalgomating them... but I think MM know where their market are, and corporate dollars still roll in for Director as far as I can tell.
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Old 12-26-2001, 02:47 PM   #3
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sure, macromedia could make director and flash be exactly the same, but then the flash pluggin would be the shockwave pluggin and would not be the most installed pluggin in the world.

flash is what it is cause macromedia wants to keep the pluggin small. this poll is really not too well defined, cause i would say director is way better for some projects where flash is way better for others... depends on the project, and what you want to do.
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Old 12-26-2001, 07:51 PM   #4
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hear hear tg, a meaningless poll if ever there was one...I suggest next one to be 'What's better, good stuff or bad stuff?'
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gotta be bad stuff... all the way.
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elvis looks a little funny there (awnhuh)

the real problem comes trying to switch back and forth. i started with director 3 or 4 when it was mostly an animation tool so i was used to the "cast" paradigm. I get frustrated by flash because i keep trying to make it behave like director and it really doesn't. The time lines if you really think about it are radically different from one another in some respects.
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i've never heard of a program called "diredtor"...
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Old 12-27-2001, 08:17 AM   #8
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I believe Flash WAS made by a different company, which later got bought by Macromedia and then they started to call it Flash. Could be wrong here ...
I'm not to sure about the games ... ever rotated/scaled anything in Director ? Horrible BIG pixels ... sure they're nice when u want to go for that pixel look ... but most of the time we just are not ... good thing u can import Flash ... but did anybody check out the 3d capabilities from 8.5 ? Never worked with it ... just wondering if its any good. Flash and 3D is just too awckward.
This really is like comparing Photoshop and Illustrator. Speaking of Adobe, didn't they try something like Flash too ?
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Old 12-27-2001, 11:58 PM   #9
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all im saying is hey people at mm, why have two differnt plugins that do allmost the same thing when it would be way better having just one with all the good points in it, so designers dont have learn action and lingo, casts and symbols.. while getting the best out of them both. you dont learn like australian so that you can get australian talking clients ey.
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i was with you up until the last sentence...

i have the feeling that they'll eventually get there but that the expanse that they're trying to cover is a little wider than we perceive it to be.

There are some very different paradigms at work. I think that channels in director will be a hardthing to reconcile with flash.

Most likely one will die off (probably director) and the other will pick up the slack and cover some functionality gaps.
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