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Director 8.5 tutorial for 3D users
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This tutorial is designed as an introduction to Macromedia Director 8.5 for users who have experience with 3D modeling and animation applications. It emphasizes the basic tasks you'll perform when using Director. In addition, it demonstrates many of the tasks you'll perform when using 3D models in Director.

Click the following links to download the tutorial files. You'll find a starter Director movie called Tutorial for 3D Users Start.dir, the completed tutorial movie, and a 3D file called Orb.w3d.

Before starting this tutorial, you should have some knowledge of 3D modeling and animation applications. When discussing the use of 3D in Director, some portions of this tutorial assume that you are familiar with basic principles of 3D computer graphics.

Download the Windows source (248K)
Download the Macintosh source files dir_for_3d_users.sea.hqx (336K)

For your convenience, the tutorial is also available as a downloadable PDF file.

Download the PDF file for Windows (188K)
Download the PDF file for Macintosh director_for_3d_users.sea.hqx (240K)

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Jay Armstrong

Jay has worked with Director since version 4, including roles in Technical Support, Quality Assurance, and Instructional Media. He has written documentation for Director versions 8, 8.5, and MX.


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