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Amen to that.
in fact any info on whats going on or if anything has even been presented yet would be awsome ...
Well, the only thing i know for sure is that flash will start his first steps into 3d
There was a date of 10/2 going around....... The date is 10/3 for the Director preview at Max
Sneak Peek of Director 11
Get a sneak peek of Director 11, due to be announced later this year. Join fellow developers for a look at new features in this release, as well as demonstrations of the improved user interface and workflow.
Wednesday, October 3 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
thats today ... well today for me in uk. fingers crossed its good news.
does anyone have a line on a good blog site from someone at max (who cares about Director)?
You know what, this is starting to piss me off
what happened? what is th deal. i havent heard anything about it. everyone sems to be all secret about it. no videos on youtube, nothing
waiting for news is getting annoying be nice if they had the decency to tell us whats going on , besides they'll give a preview at max then its be a case of they will "announce " it later in the year or something silly. I'm annoyed as i really want to know whats going on and get going with it.
You know, i was not convinced that Director was dying...until now
I will look for alternatives for it
"Director is the king of the web 3d" <-- LIE; Java has 3d too and a bigger penetration than Director, Flash already have 3rd part 3d engines and will start to implement some basic 3d natively...so...farewell you all.
thats all true - i'm building a as3.0 3d engine for myself and java would obvisouly have more power. but having said all that despite the way the adobe have handled this as far as developers awaiting software news - i still want a new version of director cos i love it...but yes if it is dead would be nice to be told so definately. although even without any major updates for almost 4 years its still pretty powerful and widely used.
I couldn't make it to the sneak peek due to my plane hitting the sky,
but here was a quick summary of the BOF session:
There were about 15 people there (for comparison that is just about
the same as the Photoshop BOF, but Papervision 3d crushed everything
else with 100 or so).
Nothing was shown, but they did talk about the fact that it will have
Unicode, work with MacIntel/Vista, bitmap filters, and there will be
UI changes. Said that D11 is looking good for getting out at the end
of the year, and that the roadmap for D12 and D13 are getting set up.
Pointed out that improvements to 3d is still the biggest feature
request. Will try to focus on games, education, and serious games (or
immersive learning simulations) in the future. Big bucks are starting
to get put in to the serious games market. Provided a white paper on
We also got a sweet pen that had the new Director logo on it. It says
Build Better Games on it, and on the inside of the clear plastic pen
it has a 3d maze with a tiny little ball (in this case the simple
noun) so as you move the pen around you try to get the ball from the
top to the bottom of the pen. Sounds primo for a meeting. I'll get a
picture of it up when I get home at end of week so you can all be
Said that marketing is going to be cranking up as the release gets
closer. Said that another "big announcement" will get made later in
the year, but they weren't quite allowed to say it yet (not even at
the sneak peek tomorrow). That of course had some of us wondering what
it might be.
Most of the developers were old timers, but there were actually 3 that
are relatively new to Director...the next generation of users...
They asked if anyone there wanted to join the beta team and they
collected some emails.
Any word on integrated Database support? That's the only reason I've been holding out on buying VizionDB for Director MX 2004.
I have not heard anything from anyone saying that integrated database
support was being considered for D11. I would not expect it. get
VizionDB... it rocks.
I'm going to miss that Aquilonian.
Problem this late in the game is I'm worried about a wasted investment, not just in the event that Director 11 has native database support, but if I were to buy it now and then find it's not compatible with Director 11 (which is very likely). I'm also really liking the promise of AS3 and expanded Flash support.
Frankly, I don't know how they can expect Director to target the casual game developer unless they provide some kind of database support. Arrays just don't always cut it.