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Chapter 17. Scripting Lingo

Chapter 17. Scripting Lingo

Lingo, Director's scripting language, adds an intelligent, interactive dimension to your multimedia productions. Through Lingo, you enable users to communicate with your movie; they can type text and click on sprites, and your movie can respond to these inputs in limitless ways.

Lingo allows your movie to go beyond what is normally possible when you are authoring only through the score. You can use Lingo to offer your users navigational control of the order in which the scenes of your movie are played (Figure 17.1), or you can script sprites or cast members to change in response to user input. You can write a script that causes a sprite's color to change when a user clicks it, for example. In fact, you can write scripts that allow user input to affect virtually every aspect of your movie — sound, positions of sprites, text input/output, and many other attributes for limitless interactive possibilities.


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