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Subject:Re: RoboDemo vs. Flash MX From:Justin Soles <justinsoles -at- yahoo -dot- com> To:jbreger -at- ayalogic -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com Date:Fri, 27 Feb 2004 00:44:43 -0800 (PST)
Interesting question - Flash IS more complicated but
also offers you the ability to customize a demo
through animation and programming. That said, you can
do some interesting things by using both programs
together. For ex., I am currently producing CD and
web-based tutorials using Flash MX and ViewletBuilder,
a demo/training application like RoboDemo that
produces Flash movies (and used to be a TECHWR-L
- I use Flash to create my front-end UIs with splash
screen, navigation system and control buttons
- I use ViewletBuilder to create the individual
tutorials from screenshots and then export these
canned demos as Flash movies.
The front-end calls the demos and plays them within
the UI, making the whole thing appear seamless.
Now could you use Flash to do the whole thing (UI and
tutorials/demos)? Yes, but (speaking from experience)
it would be pain and take far longer because Flash is
more of a "swiss-army knife" to for web
animation/application than for producing demos.
My 2 cents worth:
- if you want to produce canned (or semi-canned)
demos/tutorials, stick to RoboDemo or ViewletBuilder.
- if you want to produce web animation/applications,
stick to Flash MX.
PS: Does anybody know what happened to DemoShield? How
does it stack up against RoboDemo/ViewletBuilder?