Adobe launches Director 11!

[GDC] Today, Adobe launched Director 11 at GDC (Game Developer Conference). For those who are not familiar with Director, it is a Multimedia authoring software for building interactive presentations and applications.

It has been 4 years since the last version of Director and it was about time to upgrade it. The new features include the ability to import Flash SWF files from the latest version of Flash (Flash CS3), the ability to include video created in Flash, and the physics engine Ageia PhysX that allows developers create better animations for games and simulations. The native 3D rendering has been enhanced with the Direct X 9 support.

Director 11 is expected to be available end of Q1 2008 for $999 (upgrade will be $299). The international version in French, German and Japanese will be available Q2 2008. Director 11 runs on multiple operating systems, including Microsoft® Windows XP with Service Pack 2, Windows Vista® and Mac OS X version 10.4 on Intel-based Macintosh systems.

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