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Director MX Essential Training

with Vince Parker

Video: Director MX's interface

Beginning Director MX users can get a firm grasp of the application interface and scripting language.
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  1. 17s
    1. welcome
  2. 2h 11m
    1. Director MX's interface
      8m 30s
    2. the stage
      13m 5s
    3. the cast
      8m 40s
    4. the cast part two
      16m 13s
    5. the paint window
      19m 34s
    6. color, palettes and bit depth
      20m 42s
    7. the vector window
      8m 45s
    8. the tool palette
      11m 37s
    9. property inspector
      9m 2s
    10. guides and the grid
      4m 30s
    11. the align and tweak tools
      3m 59s
    12. the text window
      6m 36s
  3. 2h 33m
    1. the score
      25m 56s
    2. sprites
      5m 0s
    3. sprite properties
      11m 40s
    4. sprite channels
      6m 12s
    5. keyframes
      22m 41s
    6. tweening
      22m 31s
    7. the control panel
      4m 31s
    8. time and tempo
      6m 28s
    9. film loops
      26m 11s
    10. onion skinning
      13m 15s
    11. transition channel
      9m 12s
  4. 1h 37m
    1. vectors vs. shapes
      6m 9s
    2. bitmaps
      16m 57s
    3. ink effects
      12m 8s
    4. anti-aliasing
      9m 10s
    5. registration points
      7m 33s
    6. text vs. field
      14m 28s
    7. Fireworks MX integration
      9m 22s
    8. Flash MX integration
      12m 24s
    9. optimizing
      9m 35s
  5. 1h 50m
    1. navigation behaviors
      7m 36s
    2. control behaviors
      19m 11s
    3. accessibility behaviors
      13m 56s
    4. automatic animation
      8m 48s
    5. interactive animation
      13m 26s
    6. sprite transitions
      9m 13s
    7. text behaviors
      12m 48s
    8. paintbox behaviors
      10m 33s
    9. adding to the library palette
      5m 24s
    10. the behavior inspector
      9m 41s
  6. 1h 0m
    1. sound formats
      14m 22s
    2. compression and quality
      7m 52s
    3. cue points (Peak LE / Mac)
      14m 26s
    4. cue points (Sound Forge Studio / PC)
      14m 52s
    5. sound behaviors
      9m 27s
  7. 42m 37s
    1. QuickTime files
      17m 2s
    2. AVI files
      8m 53s
    3. RealMedia files
      16m 42s
  8. 4h 4m
    1. basic lingo concepts
      14m 20s
    2. the script window
      15m 26s
    3. objects and properties
      10m 26s
    4. behavior and cast scripts
      27m 17s
    5. the message window
      19m 42s
    6. the object inspector
      11m 11s
    7. local and global variables
      24m 26s
    8. handlers
      15m 46s
    9. movie scripts
      15m 3s
    10. if, then, else
      8m 0s
    11. sound lingo
      19m 10s
    12. movie in a window
      20m 22s
    13. communicating with Flash
      17m 54s
    14. QuickTime movie lingo
      25m 0s
  9. 32m 11s
    1. publish for the web
      15m 49s
    2. streaming Shockwave
      11m 4s
    3. xtras and Shockwave
      5m 18s
  10. 58m 27s
    1. creating projectors for Mac OS
      15m 18s
    2. creating projectors for Windows
      3m 13s
    3. fonts and text
      5m 29s
    4. xtras and projectors
      2m 6s
    5. stub projectors
      15m 37s
    6. packaging Mac OSX and OS9 projectors
      15m 56s
    7. packaging projectors part two
  11. 17s
    1. goodbye

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Director MX Essential Training
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Director MX Essential Training with Vince Parker is a movie-based workshop that was developed for beginning Director MX users to help get a firm grasp of the Director MX interface, as well as a basic understanding of Director's scripting language, Lingo. These movies will help get you started creating your own interactive web and CD-ROM content quickly and easily.

Topics include:
  • The property inspector The score Sprites and sprite channels Film loops Onion skinning Flash MX integration Interactive animation Compression and quality Creating projectors for Mac OSX and Mac OS9 Video files Basic lingo scripting concepts Communicating with Flash

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