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I want real Windows Controls (comboBoxes, etc) without having to pay big
bucks for a 3rd party Xtra.
> *Real time filters.
> I really liked those real time filters in Flash. Cant you add them to director
> as well?
You know, you can use any of the Flash 8 bitmap filters in Director
using the latest version of the Flash Asset Xtra.
Here is a link to Alex da Franca's site with some source to play with.
On Wed, 23 Aug 2006 19:35:30 GMT, the real POTMO posted in
> Dont you think that it would be great if Adobe took a firm grip of
> director and polished it a bit?
[snip decent wish list]
> Please complete the lits. I hope Adobe would like to know what they
> have to fix to keep us happy. (And i hope they read this)
I haven't noticed any recent evidence that they read these user-to-user
If you haven't already, you might want to utilize the form they provide for
feature requests. I know they read those.
Mark A. Boyd
>>You know, you can use any of the Flash 8 bitmap filters in Director
>>using the latest version of the Flash Asset Xtra.
yes i know but still, flash is slow in shockwave so i prefer not to use flash in my shockwave projects.
There is also one anoying thing with flash and that is that youll have to put the flash sprite on the stage and wait for at least one frame (sometimes more) before you can access the flashsprites properties. Bad I say.
I agree that Flash inside of Shockwave can be a problem, but none of
that applies to using the Flash 8 bitmap filters. You do not need to
have a Flash sprite at all. You can, at runtime, use the Director
convert() method to convert the .image of a bitmap to a flash
#bitmapdata object, then do the filter, then convert() it back to a
Director #image. It does use the Flash 8 Xtra, but you don't have any
of the problems associated with Flash sprites. It is super-fast, too.
I've made real-time animated perlin noise maps, drop shadows that move
around (faking an animated light source), and all sorts of good things,
all without even needing a Flash member in the cast.
thats great Mike Blaustein. Nice tutorial.
So we got the real time filters.
One down, five to go.
But are all you people happy with director? Dont you want any new cool Features? Speak up!