Archive for January, 2009

Shockwave version releases today

Shockwave version, releases today. It is a simple update that includes no changes in features or functionality. Some small elements of the plugin, which in no way affect the multimedia engine, installations, or other performance aspects, have been updated. We anticipate no change whatsoever in plugin performance. This version of the plugin was extensively tested to ensure reliability by the Adobe Director / Shockwave Quality Engineering team.

The next release of the plugin will include new features, and changes and is currently being thoroughly tested by an experienced group of more than 150 independent and third party developers along with the Adobe Director Quality Engineering team. Third party developers with business critical dependencies on Shockwave should contact Adobe Director Shockwave Technology Evangelist Allen Partridge, allenp at adobe dot com, in order to apply for enrollment in Shockwave pre-release testing.

Beers with Chris at one of London’s oldest pubs?

Okay, I’ve been neglecting this post for ages. One of the most endearing and intelligent connections I’ve made via Adobe is to Chris Brannigan. Chris and Graham Duncan run Caspian Learning, a genuinely amazing company that can literally put out a 3D game in under 2 weeks. What’s all the more stunning is that they’ve built a widget allowing kids to do the same – though perhaps not at the same quality levels, still absolutely astonishing work is coming from kids all over Europe using the tools Caspian has created.

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Mockworld & Cartoon Network Release Candy Mountain Massacre 2

Mockworld is at it again with the second installment of one of the greatest and most disturbing Shockwave titles ever to hit the masses. Candy Mountain Massacre for the uninitiated provides players an absolutely wickedly amusing opportunity to crush baby cupids, annihilate teddy bears and unleash your mighty havoc upon an unsuspecting world of cupcakes and candy.

The title hits the pages of Adult Swim online, Cartoon Network’s very popular adult alternative for toon fanatics. This always edgy content is a perfect atmosphere for Mockworlds fast paced, amusing and satisfying shooter. Guaranteed to elicit a giggle its definitely worth a play or two.

Congrats Mockworld on another great title!

Nickolas Charistos wins Merlot Classic Award for MolSym

Shockwave Developer and Professor of Chemistry at Aristotle University of Thesaloniki, Dr.. Nickolas Charistos was award a 2008 Classic Award for his popular molecular visualization and simulation system created in Director.

3DMolSym is an educational program designed to visualize the symmetry elements of molecules and to animate the corresponding symmetry operations in an interactive 3D environment. It is aimed to help chemistry students conceive the symmetry properties of the molecular structure. 3DMolSym includes a database with symmetry and geometry data of 48 organic and inorganic molecules, corresponding to all point groups of chemical interest.

Tabuleiro Announces OPENSMUS!

Tabuleiro, long time Director & Shockwave Xtras developer and Distributor Announced today the release of OPENSMUS – an open source Shockwave Multiuser server based on the very popular Nebulae server. The server allows seamless integration with Director and Shockwave projects using the Multiuser Xtra to create networking projects. Announced as a gift to the community, the project stands to be enormously popular as it will both facilitate community development and will enable many companies creating MMO’s and other Web 2.0 Social Networking projects to easily create customized server solutions.

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