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Many useful multimedia examples and links to multimedia web sites can be found through the home pages of the software packages we are using in IT82:
For many other examples of using Macromedia's Director for multimedia authoring, see the sites:
Some stand-alone examples of multimedia, graphics, animation etc are to be found in the Groups on Wide\IT82\Examples folder. Open this folder in Windows and follow the instructions below to view any of the examples. Please let me know of any problems viewing any of these examples.
Some examples of multimedia assignments from 31N5 and IT82 are to be found as stand-alone applications in the Groups on Wide folders for your course (either Groups on Wide\IT82\Examples or Groups on Wide\31N5\Examples). Open this folder in Windows and double click on the ".exe" file to view a presentation (see list below). Others are available on-line as ShockWave movies - just click on the links below (and ignore error messages that appear when they load!). Please let me know of any problems viewing any of these examples. Note that all these examples were produced using Director, and are provided as a source of ideas only - I DO NOT regard them as perfect prototypes!
Title: Multimedia Making it Work
This is a good general introductory text to multimedia authoring.
It has an informal and anecdotal style which may not suit all,
and attempts to cover a wide variety of subjects, many by
necessity at a superficial level.
It has a companion CD which offers the reader sample programs
of authoring tools etc.,
which can prove useful for the home PC owner.
Title: Managing Multimedia
This book addresses the whole area of management of the overall
multimedia production cycle.
It is an essential starting point for any multimedia design to
define its goals and limits etc.
This book illustrates some of the pitfalls that a
multimedia professional must be aware of.