Brighter Child & Finite Monkey, Inc.
President and Lead Developer
"Director MX 2004 brings a new level of interactivity to web and CD content developers. The new 3D enhancements, along with the existing Havok physics engine, greatly enhance the ability to develop fast action 3D interactive games and virtual products."
Catalyst Pictures Ltd.
Nino Del Padre
"Our company develops high impact video and interactive media so the DVD capabilities in Director MX 2004 will enable us to keep our clients on the cutting edge. We are currently developing our 2004 interactive showcase disc, a hybrid DVD that will play on standard DVD players and also serve up high quality DVD video on Windows or Macs within a slick interactive environment created in Director MX 2004 including a user interface built with Flash MX 2004. Just when you Director can't get any better, Macromedia does it again!"
Fuel Industries, Inc.
Senior Creative Technologist
"The numerous enhancements and improvements to Director MX 2004 have already increased our productivity and had a positive effect on the quality of our work. The improved publish process makes it easier for us to make revisions and have them published for testing. The authoring improvements make our entire work process better, and the Flash enhancements significantly improve the performance of our projects. Overall, this is a very solid upgrade, to an already outstanding product."
Multimedia Project Manager
"After testing Director MX 2004 in a variety of tough situations, I can safely state that Macromedia is offering developers a means to dramatically improve productivity. The self-contained Flash components and sprite naming features alone deserve applause: You can now create self-contained objects that can be re-used in any situation without dependencies on graphics, sprites and behaviors, and sprite naming has allowed us to create code that is no longer dependant on score layouts. The improvements built into this new version of Director are really on target!"
Merrily Miller and David Rosenblatt
Jul/Aug 04 issue
4.5 out of 5: "Macromedia Director is the King Kong of interactive multimedia authoring programs! You'd have to search a lot of jungles to find any other authoring program that has as many features as Macromedia Director."
By Dylan Wood
Aug 4, 2004
"Director's new DVD-video support is something that has real potential. In my opinion, this feature can lead to new ways of deploying kiosks and DVDs."
Richard V. Dragan
April 20, 2004
4 out of 5 stars:??"Aimed at professional multimedia, Web, game, and even enterprise developers, Macromedia Director MX 2004 adds polish and new reach to an already powerful multimedia authoring tool. This strong release features support for new media file types, better Flash integration, and several key user interface improvements."
March 26, 2004
"Quite simply, they nailed it. Director MX 2004 has some great new features, is a more economical product for cross-platform publishers and, most importantly, has a real future."
"If you're a professional Web designer, Flash developer, or multimedia developer, you should get Director."
"The introduction of these changes, and more, to Director MX 2004 gives developers a complete suite of rich media production tools."
[But] Director MX does something else: it gives designers tools for creating multimedia content that can be deployed across a wide range of media: CDs, DVDs, kiosks, downloadable applications, and the Web. Think of it as an all-in-one multimedia tool. If you're building content that may include text, hypertext, audio, high-resolution still images, digital video, animation, 3-D modeling, and Flash content, this is the application to use.
4 out of 5 stars: Great. Since its inception in 1987, Macromedia Director has been king of the multimedia-creation hill. From advanced presentations and video collages to animation and interactive 3D games, if you can dream it, you can build it using Director.
Best Multimedia Authoring Solution
Director MX 2004
Presentations Magazine has given Director MX 2004 the 2004 Standing Ovation Award for the best professional multimedia authoring solution in its December 2004 issue. The Standing Ovation awards honor "the absolute best products of the year" and are selected by the magazine's editors, columnists, and a network of experts.
eMedia Editor???s Choice
Director MX 2004
Instead, they've made Director, the software choice of multimedia developers for years, more relevant than ever by incorporating more modern development choices... This year they take it several steps further by adding new features that should make multimedia developers stand up and take notice."
PC Plus Performance Award
Director MX 2004
As Director MX 2004 branches into the DVD arena, we can be sure that we???ll be in for some interesting developments as dedicated multimedia authors find another avenue to explore." Read the review ???