Dean's Director Tutorials - Director and Lingo tutorials.
Director Online Usergroup - Techniques and resources for Director users
Director 7 FAQ - Large FAQ resource and growing.
DirGames Mailing List - A mailing list for Director game developers
Dir3D Mailing List - A mailing list for Shockwave 3D developers
Quirk List - This list is a good way to let other
developers know about a pitfall you have run across, and hopefully
how to avoid it. Macromedia has considered it, and other resources,
in the past when deciding what to fix in a release, but it
is not the right way to report bugs to Macromedia.
Director Web - The leading (yet unofficial) resource of tips, demos, and a listserv archive for users of Macromedia's Director software.
Director 3D - This corner of the web is devoted to all things which combine Macromedia™ Director and three-dimensional digital representation.
Directorforum - German forum for Macromedia Director
Director Authoring Resources - An additional resource for the benefit of the Director-using community.
DiskJockey CD-ROM Builder - The fastest, easiest, and coolest way to burn your Director or Flash presentation onto CD-ROM. Make CDs that autorun, switch resolution, handle installations, and launch your program.
Director Tutorials and Notes at the University of New South Wales - A set of basic Director tutorials.
DmmFTS - Tools for fulltext searching in Director and
Integration New Media - INM offers free fully-functional trial versions of all their Director and Authorware Xtras, along with tutorials and sample code. Also on the site are tech notes and white papers as well as a gallery showcasing projects created with INM products.
Lingo Learning Modules - Each of the following lingo modules is fully commented and when purchased, you receive the source code for that module -- allowing you to look "under the hood" to see how these things were accomplished!
Lingoworkshop - TThe LingoWorkshop is MeccaMedialight's contribution to the Director and Shockwave developer community. Here you will find shockwave demos (many with source code), some articles, Director utilities and the occasional tutorial.
Penworks - Maker of many Directory Xtras
MediaLab - Home of the PhotoCaster and AlphaMania Xtras
MediaMacros - Chuck Neal's MediaMacros offers a great collection of behaviors, code libraries and links for Director developers
Multimedia Help - acromedia Director, Flash and PowerPoint help, free Lingo and ActionScript movies, source code, free behaviors, tutorials, tips, buttons, sound, textures 3d objects and graphic libraries to download.
Scirius Development - Free and commercial xtras for Director. (SetMouseXtra, DateTimeXtra, CapsLockXtra, QTMovieXtra)
Set Pixel - setPixel() is a site that is a resource to Director developers by Charles Forman.
Shockwave.com - This site is filled with fun Shockwave games and shows. This is a good way for a developer to get ideas.
Shockwave 3d - Great selection of tutorials
Shockwave Mailing List - E-mail discussion list for developers using Macromedia Shockwave and Director.
UpdateStage - UpdateStage is perhaps the largest distributor of Xtras. THe site also has a list of Director quirks, and a comprehensive list of Director-related products.
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