Re: New toy (for virtual equipment manipulation)

Subject: Re: New toy (for virtual equipment manipulation)
From: Marilynne Smith <mrsmith -at- CTS -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 1997 16:56:01 -0700

I have very limited interest in animated web sites. Continuous animation
detracts from my reading and reading is what I do in the long run.

Marilynne
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At 08:07 AM 8/17/97 +1000, Dave Chisma & Gail Hodgson wrote:
>Buck & Tilly Buchanan wrote:
>>
>> > I found a fun tool at http://www.altia.com (it seems to be Altia's
flagship
>> > product.) But it's more for people who document consumer electronics or
>> > other hardware, and (so far as I can tell) you can only use it as a
plug-in
>> > to Netscape, so it's limited to those who put their documentation on
>> > intranets or on the Web.
>>
>> It's a bummer to log on to a download site then repeatedly read "you're
>> not authorized to download this document."
>>
>> I wonder what I'm doing wrong.
>>
>>
>Could it be that you're trying to download the full application instead
>of the demo? For the full app, Altia says on their page:
>
>"Note that a "User Name" and "Password" will be required
>to access and download the software while another password is
>required to unpack, install and run Altia Design 2.3."
>
>I had no trouble downloading the demo. Can't wait to try it out.
>
>Here's another application that has interesting possibilites. I wonder
>if Macromedia Shockwave files could be used for similar effect. With
>Shocked sites like http://www.msn.com/default.asp, Shockwave might
>become a de-facto standard for animation plug-ins.
>
>Read about and download Shockwave Flash from:
>http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=Shoc
kwaveFlash
>
>Shockwave is a type of file format that allows a web site developer to
>include interactivity animations, sounds, and zoom (magnification) with
>relatively small files (therefore fast to view on the Internet).
>
>When you view a Shocked web site, remember to right-click on the window.
>Some sites will give you a pop-up menu that includes Zoom, something
>'normal' sites don't have.
>
>Here's a few sites that demonstrate what Shockwave is about. The first
>is the Simpsons page. Enter the Simpsons house and look at the TV. You
>can zoom in on the TV screen until it fills your screen and it's still a
>clear image. (The technical reason behind this is that Shockwave allows
>vector graphics in addition to the regular bitmaps.)
>
>http://www.foxworld.com/simpsons/simpsons.htm
>
>http://www.webtrips.com/home/home.asp
>
>http://www.sfx.co.nz/tamahori/thought/shockers.html
>
>Cheers,
>Dave Chisma
>dchisma -at- c031 -dot- aone -dot- net -dot- au
>
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