> I have a student that saved her file, but when she
opened it back up the score was fine, but the cast was blank. What
the heck happened?
I have seen the above happen. It occurs when there is an
issue in saving the file. For example, if the file was being saved
to a flash card and the
card did not have enough disk space for the file, what
Director does is deletes all the cast members to compact the file
As long as all the cast members have names and all the
content exists as external files, the file can be recovered by
re-importing everything over
the deleted members. Say, for example, in the cast you see a
blank member but it has the name image1, if the image1 file is
imported into that cast
slot, the score will update with the correct graphic.
To avoid the problem of casts being deleted, movies should
always be authored and saved to a local hard drive area. Using
external devices or network
drives can be problematic.