4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 23, 2009 6:51 AM by spotme

    Book for learning 3D in Director

    OlandoCR Level 1

      Hi all,


      Could you recommend a book to learn 3D in Director?


      Thanks in advance



        • 1. Re: Book for learning 3D in Director
          DAVID NAJAR Level 1



          There are a few, any new that i know since version 2004 MX. But very good old ones, the 3D core in Director is almost the same from version 8.5 then these books could be useful:


          1.- Director's Third Dimension: Fundamental of 3D Programming in Director 8.5, Paul Catanese, QUE.

          2.- Director Shockwave Studio: Developers Guide, James Newton, Osborne.

          3.- Shockwave 3D, Jason Wolf. New Readers.

          4.- Real-Time Interactive 3D Games: Creating 3D Games in Macromedia Director 8.5 Shockwave Studio, Allen Patridge, SAMS.

          5.- Director MX 2004 Games: Game development with Director, Nik Level, Focal Press.

          6.- 3D for the Web: Interactive 3D animation using 3ds max, Flash and Director, Carol MacGillivray, Focal Press.

          7.- Director 8.5 Studio: with 3D, Xtras, Flash and Sound, , Christopher Robbins & others, friendsof ED.

          8.- Director(R) 8.5 Shockwave(R) Studio: The Complete Reference, David Mennenoh, Osborne.

          9.- Special Edition Using Macromedia Director MX, Gary Rosenzweig, QUE.


          There're others but with less 3D learning stuff. The first in the list is what I consider the best one.


          I hope this help you.



          Have a nice day!

          • 2. Re: Book for learning 3D in Director
            Dean Utian Adobe Community Professional

            As you can see in the previous answer, there are no recent Director books on 3D (or other aspects of the program for that matter). If you're interested in online learning resources, check out my tutorial page at:

            I have a resouces page with links to all the Director sites on the web. It is at:



            Director Lecturer / Consultant / Director Enthusiast

            • 3. Re: Book for learning 3D in Director
              OlandoCR Level 1



              Thanks David and Dean for your answers. I will check those books David and continue working with your tutorials Dean, I'm already doing that. I hope Adobe promotes the writing of new books.

              Thanks again


              • 4. Re: Book for learning 3D in Director

                Not a book as such, but very fresh content when it comes to game programming , physics and Director at:




                Has a nice collection of tutorials , found out a lot about the new pysics engine from here !