OperatingSystem: Windows Me
Title: Director 8.5 Shockwave Studio
Amazon.comMacromedia Director 8.5 Shockwave Studio, the solution forinteractive rich media and 3-D for the Web, also includes a new version of the Shockwave Multiuser Server and support for both Macromedia Flash 5 and streaming RealMedia content. The combination of Macromedia Director 8.5 with the Intel Internet 3-D graphics software will provide developers with flexible, extensible, and robust 3-D content creation tools. The studio is integrated with existing 3-D solutions to ensuredevelopers do not have to abandon their 3-D authoring software of choice, but rather are enabled to import that content into Director.
The 3-D capabilities of Shockwave Player are optimized to take full advantage of the high-performance Intel Pentium 4 processor, while still running well on basic systems. The Shockwave content is efficiently delivered to Web desktops through sophisticated compressionand streaming capabilities. Director 8.5 can also create simulated natural effects such as smoke, fire, water, dust, sparks, vapor, and explosions. Macromedia Director 8.5 Shockwave Studio is integrated withindustry-leading 3-D technology solutions to ensure that existing 3-D developers can immediately publish their content to the Web for free, using an established pervasive platform.
In addition to the new 3-D authoring capabilities, Macromedia Director 8.5 Shockwave Studio includes a new version of the Shockwave Multiuser Server and support for both Macromedia Flash 5 and streaming RealMedia content asassets in Director movies. The Shockwave Multiuser Server 3 now enables faster communication and gaming with multiuser Shockwave content. Scripting capabilities allow developers to simplify development of multiuser content with reduced network traffic, improved security, and optimized database access. The server can also handle up to 2,000simultaneous users, double the amount supported in the previous version.