Macromedia Director 6

Introduction to Director 6

Intro to Director 6
Macromedia User Interface
Stage & Windows
Cast-Import or Paint
Stage Control & Movie
Placing Cast on the Stage
Placing Cast in the Score
The Control Palette
Simple Animation
Sprites
Finding Sprite Info
Saving Your File
The Help Menu

The Score Window

Score Interface
Effects Channels
Score Notation
Multiple Views
Layering Cast Members
Selecting & Moving
Markers
Colored Cells
Trails and Moveable Sprite
Bar Chart Case Study
Using an Xtra

The Cast Window

Cast Window Interface
Cast Info
ID Cast Types
Import & Export
Organize Cast Members
Find & Sort
Delete Unused Cast
Align
Grid
Linking to External Editors

Paint Window

Paint Window Interface
Selections
Lines & Arcs
Gradients
Patterns
Paint Window Brushes
Effects
Effects & Auto Distort
Transform Bitmap
Ink F/X & Paint Window

Shapes and Text

Tools
Creating Shapes & Fills
Button Editor
Creating Text Cast Members
Text Window
Bitmap Text
RTF File Import
Find Command
Editable Text
Fontmap

Ink & Palettes

Intro to Score Inks
More Ink FX
Text, Fields & Ink FX
Mask
Sprite Blend
What is a Palette?
Import Cast with a Palette
New Palette Transition
Color Cycling

Animation

Using Auto Distort
Step Recording
Registration Point
Real Time Recording
Tweening
Film Loop
Paste Relative
Reverse Sequence
Onion Skin

Interactivity

Behaviors
Simple Lingo Script - Pause
Looping the Playback Head
Cast Script
Drag & Drop Behaviors
Navigating in a Movie
Button & Pointer Behaviors
Behavior Inspector
Branching
Controlling Media
Jump & Return

Audio & Video

Using Sounds
Looping Sound
Play until Finished
Issues of Sound
Using QuickTime
Digital Video
Digital Video Window
Create a QuickTime Movie
Media Cue Points

From Start to Finnish

Planning a Presentation
Main Menu
Charts
Print & Quit
Projectors

Shockwave & the Internet

Shockwave Basics
Simplify, Simplify, Simplify
Streaming
HTML Commands
Testing Your Shockwave Movies

Tips & Tricks

Hot Areas
Simple Button
Alliterative to "Pause"
External Cast
Better Anti-Aliasing
Colorizing
CD-ROM Hints
PC/Mac Issues

New Features in Director 6

New Features
Sprites
Finding Sprite Info
The Help Menu
Score Interface
Multiple Views
Trails and Moveable Sprite
Drag n Drop Behaviors
Navigating in a Movie
Button & Pointer
Behavior Inspector
Media Cue Points
Shockwave Basics
Simplify, Simplify
Streaming
HTML Commands
Testing Your Shockwave Movie