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4.0 out of 5 stars A very good, in-depth look at Macromedia's Director 6.0
Henderson does a great job of showing not only the power of Director 6, but detailed descriptions of general multimedia issues (color palettes, digital video, etc.). The only downside to this book is that it seems to be a little dated. For example, there are times when Henderson tells how to perform a particular Director function, but the function has changed from...
Published on 24 Mar 1998

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2.0 out of 5 stars it was not very good
the book is a drag , it is not clear on important cocepts -lingo too
Published on 3 July 1999


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1.0 out of 5 stars Forget it, 18 Nov 2000
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This review is from: Mastering Macromedia Director 6 for Windows and Mac (Paperback)
Totally confusing. The chapters are disjointed with no continuity. The topics covered are at times advanced topics but the descriptions are so unclear you come away thinking you do not understand things that you already know backwards and have used for years...I feel the author needs to redress the balance, he can not be that bad, and update the book in a clear and relavent way.
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2.0 out of 5 stars it was not very good, 3 July 1999
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This review is from: Mastering Macromedia Director 6 for Windows and Mac (Paperback)
the book is a drag , it is not clear on important cocepts -lingo too
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1.0 out of 5 stars The author should be ashamed, 2 Jun 1999
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This review is from: Mastering Macromedia Director 6 for Windows and Mac (Paperback)
I found the examples given on the CD to be irrelevant, flakey, very badly designed and confusing. Henderson may be a wizard, but a communicator he is not. He comes across as an arrogant geek who can't remember what it is like not to understand, and as a consequence his manner and method do nothing to enthuse the reader. This book needs to be completely overhauled and re-written, as it is unbelievably difficult to follow. My first project was to produce a CD rom with some interactive buttons which had no more than the usual light-up-if-the-mouse-passes-over-it kind of action. If this was detailed in the book, I couldn't find it, or anything like it, so I had to go to a bookshop and read other books, as I paid 40 for this one and couldn't afford another. I can honestly say that I learnt nothing from this book of any value to me, and I feel thoroughly ripped off. The author is obsessed with listing Xtras and apparently not particularly interested in orgainising basic information in an attractive and coherent manner. An awful book, and an awful shame.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Alot of fluff, no meat., 9 Mar 1999
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This review is from: Mastering Macromedia Director 6 for Windows and Mac (Paperback)
I cannot recommend this book. The examples (and CD-ROM) are totally useless, and the book goes in no apparent order. The largest chapter is on third-party Xtras, which have nothing to do with learning Director. Anyone trying to learn Lingo will be totally confused by the Indexes and References, and should probably get a Lingo Refernece Manual instead.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A very good, in-depth look at Macromedia's Director 6.0, 24 Mar 1998
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This review is from: Mastering Macromedia Director 6 for Windows and Mac (Paperback)
Henderson does a great job of showing not only the power of Director 6, but detailed descriptions of general multimedia issues (color palettes, digital video, etc.). The only downside to this book is that it seems to be a little dated. For example, there are times when Henderson tells how to perform a particular Director function, but the function has changed from Director 5 to Director 6. This is a minor inconvenience, however, and is more than outweighed by the in-depth coverage of Lingo and Xtras.
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