Software Review: Director 7 Shockwave Internet Studio
Initially, I worked my way through the introductory tutorial and created a Director-based banner ad. I didn't have any problems, other than the fact that Director crashed when I attempted to add a Sprite (Sprites are objects that control when, where and how cast member media [i.e. multimedia objects] appear in a movie). Once I re-started the Director software and opened my test movie and tried the procedure again, all went smoothly. Without going through the motions of teaching you how to use the tool here, suffice it to say that Director is not difficult to use once you have worked through the tutorial. Although you can't really just open the program and start working, one afternoon spent working with the software and reading the manual is all you'll need to get started. That doesn't mean you'll be an expert, nor does it mean that you'll have mastered all the associated programs that come with Director; but you will be able to make working examples at least (I made the Shockwave banner below in about an hour).