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Macromedia Director MX 2004 Tutorial - Getting Started with Director


Macromedia Director MX 2004 Tutorial - Getting Started with Director

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Index Macromedia Director MX 2004 Tutorial - Getting Started with Director

CHAPTER 1: Introduction
About Director
What’s new in Director MX 2004
Guide to instructional media
Getting online help
Sources of information
Document conventions
CHAPTER 2: Installing and Configuring Director
System requirements
Installing Director
Installing Xtra extensions
Connecting to the Internet
CHAPTER 3: Getting to Know the Workspace
Understanding the Director metaphor
Navigating the Director workspace
Getting to know the default workspace
Manipulating the default workspace
Getting to know window types
Using the Stage
Moving around on the Stage
Increasing or decreasing your view of the Stage
Using the offstage canvas
Using the Score
Navigating the Score
Showing and hiding the effects channels
Setting the number of Sprite channels
Turning channels on and off
Changing your view of the Score
Using the Control panel
Displaying the Control panel
Controlling movie playback
Navigating frames in a movie
Using the Cast window
Using the Property inspector
Controlling your view of the Property inspector
Setting cast member and sprite properties
Setting movie properties
Using the Script window
Using the Message window
Customizing your workspace
Customizing panel groups
Docking panel groups
Saving panel sets
Opening, closing, and collapsing panel groups
Working with Xtra extensions
Adding media
Adding script
Adding transitions
Distributing Xtra extensions
CHAPTER 4: Building Your First Basic Movie
What you will learn
Preparing to build the movie scenes
View the completed movie
Open the movie
Set up the movie
View your cast members
Building the first scene with text and an image
Edit a text cast member
Add sprites to the Stage
Add sprites to the Score
Add an existing button to the Stage
Create a new button cast member
Observe the difference between sprites and cast members
Edit sprites in the Score window
Change the default length of sprites
Building the second scene with animation
Place the background bitmap on the Stage
Name a cast member
Import media into Director
Animate the image to travel up
Scrub the playhead to view your animation
Animate the image to travel down
Extend the background across additional frames
Change the tempo of an animation
Change the span of an animation
Add an existing navigation button to the Score
Add a new navigation button to the Score
Arrange sprites in the Score
Building the third scene with sound and video
Import a digital video cast member
Play the digital video
Create a QuickTime sprite
Specify direct-to-Stage playback for a QuickTime cast member
Add custom buttons
Import a sound
Add a sound to the Score
Add navigation buttons
Writing scripts to control the movie
Looping the playhead with Lingo
Write a handler
Reuse the handler
Add a marker to the Score
Create navigation in Lingo using marker names
Add Lingo to navigation buttons
Test your script
Add markers to two additional scenes
Write script that refers to scenes
Add scripts to the animation scene
Add one more script to the sound and video scene
Controlling digital video with script
Rewind the QuickTime sprite
Add a script that plays the QuickTime sprite
Add a script that pauses the QuickTime sprite
Control sound with script
Modify the script for the Pause button
Modify the script for the Rewind button
Add sounds to buttons
Publishing your movie
Use a QuickTime Xtra extension
Get linked media ready to play on your local computer
Change Publish settings and publish your movie
Summarizing what you learned

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