Re: Lotus Screen cam

Subject: Re: Lotus Screen cam
From: John Ballard <JohnBallard -at- DigitalCourseBooks -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2000 14:38:26 -0500


> About using Macromedia Director for show-me demos, John Prince said:
> > <snip> ... Unless you've had experience with some computer
> > programming, be prepared for a learning curve with Director. <snip>
> > it would be a waste to buy it just for that.

I agree with John Prince. Director is overkill for simple show-me demos.
best reason to use Director is the ability to do custom programming in

> David Castro wrote:
> I must disagree. I'm using Macromedia Director to create show-me demos for our
> application, and I use all of two lines of Lingo script.

If you can produce something in Director with only a couple lines of
Lingo, the same
thing can be done via animation in Flash 4 which is much cheaper and
easier to learn.

Of course, if you've already bought and learned Director then it's wise
to stick
with it since it offers more expandability. But, for a someone making
her first
show-me demo, I wouldn't recommend it.

Just my take on it.


John Ballard
Interactive Programmer
Digital CourseBooks

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