(as of 11/15/2018)
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- Create shockwave applications for the web
- Utilizes a scripting language to develop interaction with users
- Highly extensible with many plugins to improve its use
- Support for a wide range of image, audio, and video formats
Adobe Director is a program used to create multimedia applications. It was originally designed for creating animation sequences but is now commonly used to create Shockwave applications, such as games and eLearning courses. Version 12 of Adobe Director was the last version of the software released before it was discontinued in 2017.
Director allows you to create multimedia applications using an interface and workflow based on movie making. It uses a scripting language called Lingo that allows interactivity to be added to applications. It also has 2D image manipulation tools and can support 3D interactivity with Shockwave 3D file objects.
Adobe Flash is commonly compared to Director because they share many similarities in use and purpose. Both programs are used to create web applications that run on Adobe plugins. The major difference between the two is that Director is much more extensible. There are many plugins available that add tools and features to Director.
Supported File Types
Primary file extension
Other file extensions used by Adobe Director 12
|Supported File Types|
|.CCT||Director Protected Cast Resource|
|.CST||Director External Cast File|
|.CXT||Director Protected Cast File|
|.DCR||Shockwave Media File|
|.DXR||Protected Macromedia Director Movie|
|.W3D||Adobe Shockwave 3D File|
|.X32||Adobe Xtra File|
Updated: November 15, 2018