Even though they're both Adobe products, there doesn't seem
to be any obvious way to insert a .dcr file (created and compiled
in Director) into Captivate(??)
If not, is there any workaround? Flash doesn't seem to take
.dcr either, and there's no way to convert either the .dir or the
.dcr to .fla or .swf. I'm thinking export from Director to QT, but
if i import it as video or animation will it retain the
interactivity? I don't want to re-author the content in Flash
Wow, I thought Director was dead as a product. It doesn't
surprise me in the least that Captivate wouldn't understand
Director files. Yours would bring the total count of users I've
seen asking for this type of import to a total of 1. So I'm also
guessing it's not a common thing folks want to do.
I'm not sure how director operates and am guessing that it
works loosely similar to Captivate. By that, I mean you author
content, then publish it out to a playable format? If so, maybe
configure Captivate to record the playback of a Director file? Then
you might build in interactivity from there?
Shockwave is a well established platform, and the next
version is in the pipeline. Have a look at Adobe's very much alive
Director's more analogous to Flash than Captivate (tho' it's
still deeper and more powerful than Flash). There's actually
nothing to record in the particular movie i wanted to import, it's
entirely interactive. It outputs the RGB values for pixels in an
image as the mouse moves over it (and asks a few questions). At the
time I did it, Flash/Actionscript did not provide that sort of
imaging functionality. Captivate certainly doesn't. The Shockwave
file even imports into WebCT - a particularly fussy VLE - and it
doesn't seem all that remarkable to expect an ex-Macromedia
application to import compiled files from ex-Macromedia's most
mature product?! Hell, there's even a Shockwave ActiveX control
tool in Powerpoint!!
Actually, it works in Powerpoint. So I'll try importing the
ppt file into Captivate to see if it still works.
Works fine at the Powerpoint stage, but not in Powerpoint in
Captivate. As far as I know, Flash doesn't import .dcr files either
(!), so importing the .cp into Flash then importing the .dcr isn't
an option either.
> Works fine at the Powerpoint stage, but not in
Powerpoint in Captivate. As
> as I know, Flash doesn't import .dcr files either (!),
so importing the
> into Flash then importing the .dcr isn't an option
PowerPoint can play ActiveX content - neither Flash or
There's not going to be a way for you to import a DCR file
any time soon. Who knows what the future might bring, though.
As you suggested, Flash never used to be able to do what your
is doing. Maybe your only choice is to look again at Flash 9
and see if it
can replicated your functionality - it certainly has at least
some of the
bitmap manipulation features that Director has.