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Lesson 15. Shockwave for Director > Creating and Playing a Shockwave Movie

Creating and Playing a Shockwave Movie

Earlier in this book, you created a projector to distribute a play-only version of a movie as a projector. Another way to distribute movies is to create Shockwave versions of them for playback on the World Wide Web. With the Director Shockwave Player installed in a Web browser, Director movies will play on any Web page. Movies playing in Web browsers can range from simple animated banners to online games and presentations. Thousands of exciting Shockwave movies are already in use on the Web.

Preparing a movie for Web browsers is even simpler than creating a projector for your Director movie. Director has pulled everything together in the Publish command—to Macromedia, Publish means convert a Director movie to a Shockwave movie. From the File menu, you can choose the Publish and Publish Settings selections. Almost every option that affects the creation of a Shockwave movie can be set in the Publish Settings dialog box. In the next task, you'll open the Start.dir movie, specify the publish settings, and shock the movie for playback in a Web browser. This movie contains both sound and exciting interactive animation. To view the shocked version of the movie, you will use your Web browser to open an HTML document containing a reference to the name of the shocked version of this Director movie. HTML, or hypertext markup language, is the programming language used to create Web pages. This book does not cover HTML, but Director can build an HTML file for you that you can load in your browser.


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