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What is Adobe® Director® 12?
Adobe Director 12 and Adobe Shockwave® Player software help you create and publish compelling interactive games, demos, prototypes, kiosks, simulations, and eLearning courses for the web, iOS devices, Mac and Windows® desktops, DVDs, and CDs. Integrate virtually any major file format, including video created with Adobe Flash® software and native 3D content, for the greatest return on your creativity.
 
Who should buy Adobe Director 12?
Multimedia application authors, 3D game developers, and education and training application authors who want to create the most compelling interactive content should purchase Adobe Director 12.
 
What are the new features in Adobe Director 12?
See the comprehensive list of new Director 12 features. Top new features include:
  • Publish to iOS devices workflow —  Adobe Director 12 can now publish games directly to iOS devices, through a simple, yet powerful workflow. Existing games can be republished to run on the iOS platform. Enhance the gaming experience by incorporating new support for accelerometers and other device specific interactions. * Additional Fees Apply.
  • Stereoscopy with Adobe Director 12 —  Using Lingo Script or JAVA Script, Stereoscopy can be enabled with appropriate Depth settings in Adobe Director 12. Shockwave Player 12 converts the shockwave 3D content to stereoscopy mode at run time without any extra effort. Game player can choose to experience the immersive stereoscopic mode at anytime during game play.
  • Exciting new textures and shaders —  Make your Director movies a visual treat by taking advantage of the exciting new textures, such as PerlinNoise Texture, CubeMap Render Texture and shaders, such as Fresnel Shader.
  • New sensational Post-processing effects —  You can now add several exciting effects, such as Convolution filter, Adjust Color filter, Depth of Field, Bloom Effect, Night Vision, etc., to visually enhance movies.
  • Create Stunning Surround Sound Multimedia — Make your games sound as real as they look with 5.1 channel surround sound, real-time mixing, audio effects, and DSP filters.
  • H.264 video integration  — Create an enhanced multimedia experience using H.264 video integration that lets you play full-screen, high-definition video in your multimedia applications and games.
  • New 3D importer for Google SketchUp — Rapidly create rich 3D environments using the many ready-made 3D models available via Google SketchUp and Google 3D Warehouse.
  • Streaming support — Achieve an even wider variety of rich visual effects, including blur, drop shadow, bevel, glow, and more, with bitmap filters you can apply through the user interface or scripting.Take advantage of Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) to stream audio and video over the Internet.
  • Manipulate ByteArrays — Save development time and reduce application-loading time using ByteArray datatype, which lets you easily access and manipulate binary data.
  • Enhanced physics engine — Create new levels of advanced dynamic motion and interaction in your games and simulations thanks to an enhanced physics engine that offers support for dynamic concave rigid bodies.
  • Enhanced productivity with multiple undo/redo — Experiment freely, knowing you can instantly undo or redo multiple steps in one click.

 

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LICENSE, PRICING, AND AVAILABILITY

 
When can I purchase Director 12?
Director 12 is available in English, French, German, and Japanese versions now.
 
Is educational pricing available for Director 12?
Director 12 for education is available at a discounted price to qualified educational end users. Visit the Adobe Store to learn more about special prices for teachers and students.
 
Can I try Director 12 before I buy it?
The 30-day trial version of Director 12 will be available.
 
Can I use my license key with both MAC and Windows versions of Adobe Director 12?
Yes, you can use the same license key for both Windows and MAC versions of the product. For more information, see this article.
 

 

GENERAL AUTHORING

 
Do I need both the Mac and Windows product versions to create cross-platform movies?
Director 12 enables you to create executable files and Shockwave content for both Mac and Windows platforms from both the Mac version and the Windows version of the product. We recommend that you test your content on all platforms where you expect users to view it. In addition, you may need to debug your content on the target platform if you are creating content that has system level controls.
 
Note: The publish to iOS feature is available only with the MAC version of Adobe Director 12.
 
What media types does Director 12 support?
Director 12 is the industry leader in supporting multiple media types, with support for QuickTime video, video for Adobe Flash, bitmaps, text, vectors, sound, and 3D content, as well as streaming RealVideo and RealAudio.
 

 

PLAYBACK AND DISTRIBUTION

 
How do people view Director content on the web?
Developers save their Director content as Shockwave movies viewable on the web. Users view this content from within all popular browsers using Adobe Shockwave Player.
 
How many people have Shockwave Player installed? How do they get it?
Today, most web users (more than 400 million) have Shockwave Player installed and can immediately view Shockwave content. Users can visit the Shockwave Player Download Center to easily download the latest software.
 
Can I distribute Shockwave Player with my Shockwave content?
Yes, developers who have created CD-ROM content that depends on either Flash Player or Shockwave Player technology are allowed to distribute the software themselves (rather than requiring customers to download them from the web). Read more about how to license and distribute Adobe Flash Player and Shockwave Player.
 
Does Director 12 create executable files?
Director 12 can create executables, called projectors. Director 12 enables you to create executables and Shockwave content for both Mac and Windows platforms from both the Mac and Windows versions of the product.
Note: The publish to iOS feature is available only with the MAC version of Adobe Director 12.
 

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SUPPORT INFORMATION

 
What platforms are supported for authoring applications with Director 12?
Director 12 supports Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac Intel® platforms for authoring.
 
In what languages can I purchase Director 12?
Director 12 is available in English, French, German, and Japanese.
 
Can I try Director 12 before I buy it?
The 30-day trial version of Director 12 will be available.
 
Where can I find technical support for Director?
Adobe provides a range of free and fee-based technical support services. Find details on Adobe's support programs. For additional Director support information, visit the Director support page.
 
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