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Here is a brief overview of the history and evolution of Director from its inception to version 12.

Feature 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 9.0 10.0 11.0 12.0
Basic Vector Animations
Videoworks Interactive
Score Interface
Sprites
Bitmap Images Import
Sound Import
Lingo Scripting
Support for Video and Full-color Bitmaps
XObjects
Cross-platform Projector Files
Shockwave Player
Basic 3D Support
Advanced 3D Support
Google SketchUp Support
JavaScript Support in Lingo
Flash MX Support
Hardware-accelerated Rendering

Macromind Videoworks Director Version 1.0 (1985)[edit | edit source]

The first version of Macromind Videoworks Director was released in 1985 as a program for the original Apple Macintosh. It provided a solid foundation for the multimedia authoring tool it was destined to become.

Initial Features

  • Basic Vector Animations
  • Videoworks Interactive

Likely Affected/Introduced Chunks

  • todo

Macromind Director 2.0 (1987)[edit | edit source]

The second version of Director, released in 1987, introduced the iconic "Score" interface which allowed users to manage and synchronize multiple multimedia assets across different channels.

Introduced Features

  • Score Interface
  • Sprites

Likely Affected/Introduced Chunks

  • VWSC
  • todo

Macromind Director 3.0 (1989)[edit | edit source]

Director 3.0 made significant strides towards a more robust multimedia experience, introducing bitmap images and sound import functionalities, along with the Lingo scripting language for creating interactivity.

Introduced Features

  • Bitmap Images Import
  • Sound Import
  • Lingo Scripting Language

Likely Affected/Introduced Chunks

  • todo
  • Lnam (Lingo)

Macromind Director 4.0 (1991)[edit | edit source]

Director 4.0 expanded the software's capabilities, enabling the import of full-color bitmap and video files. It also introduced XObjects, plugins that extended the functionality of Director.

Introduced Features

  • Support for Video and Full-color Bitmaps
  • XObjects

Likely Affected/Introduced Chunks

  • todo

Macromedia Director 5.0 (1995)[edit | edit source]

Director 5.0 saw the creation of cross-platform projector files, making it possible to run Director projects on both Mac and Windows platforms without the need for the Director software.

Introduced Features

  • Cross-platform Projector Files

Likely Affected/Introduced Chunks

  • todo

Macromedia Director 6.0 (1996)[edit | edit source]

Director 6.0 brought Director content to the web with the introduction of the Shockwave player, a plugin for web browsers.

Introduced Features

  • Shockwave Player

Likely Affected/Introduced Chunks

  • todo

Macromedia Director 7.0 (1998)[edit | edit source]

Director 7.0 brought 3D capabilities to the table, allowing for simple 3D models and transformations to be integrated into projects.

Introduced Features

  • Basic 3D Support

Likely Affected/Introduced Chunks

  • todo

Macromedia Director 8.0 (2000)[edit | edit source]

Director 8.0 built on the scripting capabilities of Director, introducing support for JavaScript syntax in Lingo.

Introduced Features

  • JavaScript Support in Lingo

Likely Affected/Introduced Chunks

  • todo

Macromedia Director 8.5 (2001)[edit | edit source]

Director 8.5 enhanced the 3D capabilities of Director, providing advanced features such as shading and texture mapping.

Introduced Features

  • Advanced 3D Support

Likely Affected/Introduced Chunks

  • todo

Macromedia Director MX (2002)[edit | edit source]

Director MX saw tighter integration with the Macromedia suite, with support for Flash MX files and resources.

Introduced Features

  • Flash MX Support

Likely Affected/Introduced Chunks

  • todo

Adobe Director 11.0 (2008)[edit | edit source]

With Adobe's acquisition of Macromedia, Director 11.0 saw more feature integrations, such as support for 3D models created with Google SketchUp, and hardware-accelerated rendering for speed improvements in 3D content.

Introduced Features

  • Google SketchUp Support
  • Hardware-accelerated Rendering

Likely Affected/Introduced Chunks

  • todo..

Adobe Director 12.0 (2013)[edit | edit source]

The final version of Director, 12.0, didn't introduce new features but rather focused on improving existing features and performance.

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