I'm creating an online game with Director MX.
I would like to work in Illustrator when creating the
graphics and the saving them as PNG, but would that still keep the
moviesize to a minimum and make the game run smoothly?
Or are there other programs better suited for making
That should be fine. I have done many similar projects and my
choice is png for graphics that require alpha channels. If
you need the
alpha, make sure you import the image as 32 bit. If you do
alpha, then you can import it as 24 bit to save a little on
size. Director takes care of most of the compression for you,
file format you use to get the graphics into Director
quality more than the file size. Just make sure you import
at the correct size that you will be using them (i.e. if your
stage is 800x600, don't bring in graphics larger than that
them...)- that can cause your file to become larger than it
needs to be.