Flash 8 Xtra for Director Coming

A note today on Thomas Higgins’ Blog that gives us official word that the Director engineers are working on a Flash 8 Xtra update to Director and Shockwave. Obvious to most, but there are always a few people who think that because it wasn’t released immediately that Macromedia is ignoring it. Can’t wait to be able to use some of the new Flash 8 features in Director cast members.

Posted on September 20, 2005 at 9:55 pm by site admin · Permalink
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  1. Written by Casey
    on 9/29/2005 at 7:31 am

    I’m wondering if the xtra might be released separately as a segway between Director MX 2004 and the next version of Director. Isn’t Director usually announced sometime around Decemeber and then released a few months later? If this cycle holds true for this release, then Director might be the first Adobe release of a Macromedia product. The Flash 8 xtra might extend the shelf life of Director 2004 and give Adobe time to evaluate and make changes to a new version of Director(better 3d, working LDMs or Movie Clips, etc.). All this is speculaton, of course, and we could just see Director 11 – now with Flash 8 features!!! 🙂


  2. Written by EB
    on 9/29/2005 at 9:42 am

    I hope Macromedia hasnt given up on Director. I get the feeling that most developers have abandoned director for flash? Also Microsoft is in the process of developing an interaction designer called Expressions.

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