I'm a software developer, but am new to all things Macromedia
(apart from basic Fireworks/Dreamweaver stuff). I am interested in
developing an application for a web page, using Director (I
think!). Basically, I want to imitate the same technology used at
iSketch. I am not copying this
game at all; I play it sometimes, and just realised I would need
I don't really know the main difference between Flash and
Director for making web applications...? Why did the developers of
iSketch use Director, and not
Flash? How does the
iSketch handle it's back end?
Java? Or 'Lingo'? Or what?
Basically, my needs are:
- Many users, each of which can interact with each other -
probably just through text. Possibly drawing...
- A way to create chat-rooms, like in
How does this sort of thing fit together?
I know it's not that simple, and would require a good bit of
research. I'm just looking for a starting point. What software,
what languages, etc..
I've never used Director, but shall be purchasing it soon.
Any pointers, much appreciated!
Well, looks like they made it in Director and then simply
Shockwave program out of it. Not too hard. Handling all the
chatting ability simultaneously would take someone smarter
As for the difference between Flash and Director - Flash is
just for glitz. It's pretty limited when it comes to user
so something like that drawing program would be difficult, if
impossible to do. I wouldn't know how to do it, anyway. But
Director something like that is a snap.