2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 30, 2007 4:49 PM by H1000

    From PC to a MAC

    rafa@mediatech Level 1
      Hi:
      I am build a projector for a client using Director MX 2004 on a PC. Once I burn the published file, the client wants the file to work on both PC and MAC environments. The project opens PDF files , so I would also need to have these function working on the MAC.
      I've read some of the previous post, but still am a little lost on getting this to work.

      If there is any tutorial or anything else that you think would help me, please let me know.

      Thank you
        • 1. Re: From PC to a MAC
          Level 7
          "rafa@mediatech" wrote:

          > I am build a projector for a client using Director MX 2004 on a PC. Once I
          > burn the published file, the client wants the file to work on both PC and MAC
          > environments. The project opens PDF files , so I would also need to have these
          > function working on the MAC.

          Hi Rafa,

          First, how are you incorporating the PDFs with your application? Do you just want
          to the PDFs to open in Acrobat? You could use the Buddy API Xtra to link to a PDF
          and open it in its associated program. The Buddy API Xtra is cross platform so you
          can get it to work on both a Mac and PC. I have more info on this at:
          http://www.fbe.unsw.edu.au/learning/director/resources/FAQ/pdf.asp

          Now, to make a Mac and PC projector, you can build both projectors on one Operating
          System. However, due to the way Macs read files, it is better to build the
          projector and bundle all the Xtras on a Mac.

          Does that answer your question?

          I have a tutorial on stub projectors at:
          http://www.fbe.unsw.edu.au/learning/director/publishing/projector.asp
          Using a stub projector enables you have youtr main content as a shared file between
          Mac and PC applications as both platform specific executables will be able to link
          to the same file.

          regards
          Dean

          Director Lecturer / Consultant / Director Enthusiast
          http://www.fbe.unsw.edu.au/learning/director
          http://www.multimediacreative.com.au
          email: d.utian@unsw.edu.au


          • 2. Re: From PC to a MAC
            H1000
            there are a couple of scripts which you can use - google search for something like "theplatformdelimiter".

            once you;ve written you're cross platform scripts, i suggest using programs such as macdisk and macimage.
            macdisk is handy to copy mac files to a pc (hint - get yourself 2 flash keys - one formatted to xp and the other to mac), and macimage creates an hybrid ("cross platform") .iso which you can burn using nero/roxio. the software is relatively cheap given it's usefulness and shpuld pay for itself in no time

            cheers!