Charlie Jackson (Silicon Beach Software) FutureWaveSoftware (January 1993).
In mid-summer of 1995 FutureWave received a lot of feedback. (SmartSketch).
He began working on SmartSketch.
John Warnock at Adobe (October 1995).
Adobe declined the software. In December of 1995, the company was almost sold to Fractal Design.
In the summer of 1996, the FutureSplash Animator software was shipped.
In November of 1996, Macromedia approached FutureWave about working together. In December of 1996, Macromedia acquired the company and FutureSplash Animator became…
Macromedia Flash 1.0
April 18, 2005 (Adobe-Macromedia Acquisition)
Graphics in Flash
The drawing tools in Macromedia Flash MX let you create and modify shapes for the artwork in your movies.
Bitmap graphics describe images using colored dots called pixels.
Bitmap (raster) images
Represents image as a matrix of pixels
Common Web graphics; e.g, GIF and JPG
Three major disadvantages with bitmaps
Stretching may cause pixilation (distortion)
As image size grows, file size grows
Web image reproduced pixel by pixel
Bitmaps preferred for high resolution
Vector graphics describe images using lines and curves, which also include color and position properties.
Advantages of vectors
Small size Scalability Allows for advanced editing
CGM (Computer Graphics Metafile) is a file format for 2D vector graphics. SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)
Why Macromedia Flash?
Rich Internet Applications for the web and devices, ranging from data-input interfaces to full- blown applications
E-learning content such as help systems; instructional presentations; and testing, scoring, and reporting systems
Product prototypes and demonstrations that simulate real-world hardware and software Presentations such as marketing/sales overviews and product demonstrations that distinguish themselves and offer greater interaction with the user
Entire websites based in Macromedia Flash that offer rich, immersive web experiences
Narrative stories and games with compelling interactivity and rich visuals
T. O. L.
Quiz The predecessor of Macromedia Flash. Software that was launched in January of 1993 to dominate the market for graphics software on pen computers. It is animation software that is most often used for Web sites and enables you to create interactive “movies” on the web. Graphics that is resolution-dependent. He developed Macromedia Flash.