Macromedia Director 5.0

Introduction to Director 5

Intro to Director
A Small Warning
Macromedia User Interface
Stage and Windows
Cast - Paint and Import
Notes About the Stage
Placing Cast on the Stage
Placing Cast in the Score
Simple Animation
Sprites
The Control Panel/Tempo
Saving Your File
The Help Window

Score Window

Score Interface
Special Channels
Score Notation
Layering Cast Members
Selecting and Moving
Markers
Colored Cells
Trails and Movable Sprite
Handwriting Example
Using an Xtra

Cast Window

Features of Cast Window
Cast Info/Purge
ID Cast Types
Import
Organize Cast Members
Find and Sort
Delete Unused Cast
Align
Grid

Paint Window

Paint Window Interface
Selections
Lines and Arcs
Filling with a Pattern
Paint Window Brushes
Effects
Effects and Auto Distort
Transform Bitmap
Export
Gradients
Ink FX/Paint Window
Filters in Director 5

Shapes and Text

Tools
Creating Shapes and Fills
Creating Interface Buttons
Create Text Cast Members
Text Window
Bitmap Text/Paint Window
RTF File Import
Find Command
Editable Text
Fontmap

Ink and Palettes

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

Animation

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

Interactivity

Why Make it Interactive
Pause Scrip
Looping the Playback Head
Wait for Mouse Click
Cast Script/Tool Buttons
Cast Button/Hilight
A Simple Interactive Movie
Branching
Jump and Return
Lingo Help

Audio and Video

Using Sounds
In Betweening Audio
Looping Sound
Issues of Sound Files
Using QuickTime
In Between Video
Create a QT Movie
Digital Video Cast Info.
Digital Video Window

From Start to Finish

Planning a Presentation
Tailoring Presentation
Intro.-Align
Main Menu
Picture Gallery
Resume Section
Print and Quit Buttons
Projectors

Tips and Tricks

Hot Areas in Director 5
Real Time Rec/Film Loop
Custom Patterns
Simple Button
Jump File
About Future Xtras
Shockwave