Macromedia and Intel 3D solutions

Intel and Macromedia have jointly upgraded Macromedia Director 8.5 to bring better 3D solutions on the Web

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By  Charlotte McDonald Published  April 12, 2001

Intel Corporation and Macromedia Inc have included new, jointly developed 3D authoring capabilities for Macromedia’s Web solutions programme, Director 8.5. Through combining the programme with Intel software, Macromedia aims to provide developers with a flexible, extensible, and robust 3D content creation solution.

Director allows developers to import content from their 3D authoring software of choice, instead of having to abandon it.

"With the combined power of Macromedia Director 8.5 and Intel's Internet 3D technology, there is finally a standard platform for authoring and delivering 3D content to a wide Internet audience using Shockwave Player," said Kevin Lynch, president of Macromedia products. "Our developer community will be able to use their existing expertise to deliver entirely new magnetic experiences in 3D, and existing 3D content creators now have a great way to deploy their content to the Web," he added.

Intel's strategy is to work with Macromedia to accelerate innovation and develop technologies that use the processor to improve the user experience online, according to Craig Kinnie, vice president and director, Intel Architecture Labs.

"Combining our Internet 3D Graphics technology with Macromedia Director and the Shockwave Player will enable the first widely-available solution for 3D on the Web," he said.

Macromedia claims that the 3D-enhanced Shockwave Player will enable the next generation of bandwidth-friendly, interactive games, entertainment, education, and online shopping.

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