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Issue Date: February 2008

Adobe offers multimedia authoring tool

February 2008

Adobe Systems has unveiled a multimedia authoring tool for interactive applications and content.

Adobe said Director 11 offers an authoring environment for multimedia authors, animators, and developers to create interactive applications, games, e-learning, and simulation products. It supports Adobe Flash 9 technology and bitmap filters. It offers language support for both JavaScript and Lingo and features an enhanced script browser.
Naresh Gupta, senior vice president of print and publishing at Adobe, said Director 11 provides a flexible authoring environment that complements Adobe's other authoring products, and extends the reach to interactive 3D animations and games.
It can be in combination with Shockwave Player for simultaneously authoring and publishing content for the web, CDs/DVDs, and the desktop. It also enables users to add Flash SWF files to its projects and edits them with Flash CS3 Professional. It supports Microsoft Windows XP with service pack 2, Vista, and Mac OS X version 10.4 on Intel-based Macintosh systems.
The full product is priced at $999. However, educators pay $299 and students in select regions including the US may purchase it for $99. It is expected to be available by the end of March 2008.
International versions in French, German, and Japanese will be available by June.
Source: Computergram


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