Posts Tagged ‘update’
Director 11.5 was quietly released last week at GDC with a few nice upgrades.
- The sound library is updated to Dolby surround 5.1.
- Director 11 now supports ByteArray and binary data handling.
- It also states support for Flash 9 swfs. Previously Director 11 did not work well/atall with AS3/Flash 9 swfs which made it nearly useless.
- Streaming support for audio and video with RTMP (red5, flash media server, etc)
- Updated video support
- Bitmap and audio filters for video
I still think Director is on decline unless they open up the development platform, lose Lingo and allow a real IDE to develop with. So frustrating being restrained to that IDE that is not very flexible and cumbersome to extend and code in when you compare it with cutting edge IDEs like Unity3D or open source flash IDEs like FlashDevelop. It has been completely removed from our workflow for some time due to new Flash 2.5D engines such as papervision 3d, away 3d and sandy or for more immersive hardware rendered 3d, unity3d.
|Adobe Director version comparison chart|
|Product features||Director 11.5||Director 11||Director MX 2004|
|Support for 5.1 surround sound||Yes||No||No|
|Real-time audio mixing||Yes||No||No|
|Audio effects and DSP filters||Yes||No||No|
|H.264 MPEG-4, FLV, and F4V video support||Yes||No||No|
|Streaming support for audio and video with RTMP||Yes||No||No|
|Ability to apply audio filters on a video||Yes||No||No|
|Ability to apply bitmap filters on a video||Yes||No||No|
|Google SketchUp file import||Yes||No||No|
|Enhanced physics engine with support for dynamic concave rigid bodies||Yes||No||No|
|ByteArray datatype for binary data handling||Yes||No||No|
|Multiple undo/redo for text editors||Yes||No||No|
|Text rendering and performance optimization||Yes||No||No|
|Cross-domain policy support for Adobe Shockwave® Player||Yes||No||No|
|Mac OS X Leopard support||Yes||No||No|
|Microsoft DirectX 9 support||Yes||Yes||No|
|Advanced physics engine with included NVIDIA® PhysX™ support||Yes||Yes||No|
|Microsoft® Windows Vista® support||Yes||Yes||No|
|Support for Intel® based Macs||Yes||Yes||No|
|Cross-platform projector publishing||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Web publishing with Adobe Shockwave Player||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Support for more than 40 video, audio, and image file formats, including SWF||Yes||Yes||Yes|