ambassador at fourthworld.com
Mon Aug 2 00:20:50 CDT 2004
Troy Rollins wrote:
> It seems that with 2.5b RunRev is opting to phase out the animation
> library. I can understand this... I've played with it, but never used it
> for real. Mostly because it wasn't all that great - though it did have
> some really nice concepts.
> Pretty much anybody who has paid any attention to my posts, knows that I
> come from a heavy Director background, and in fact still use Director
> daily, still more than Revolution except when I am deep in a Rev-based
> At this stage, Rev and Director are moving father apart, with Rev more
> in line with tools like RealBasic, for "application building" rather
> than "multimedia building." Though, it is getting to the stage where
> while Director can make a credible application, Rev will have a harder
> time making credible multimedia.
> So, I ask this... was anyone using the animation library? If so or not,
> why, or why not? Should it be replaced? If so, with what? What might it
> look like or do differently than the old library did?
> One thought I had is just some sort of time-driven callback list with a
> graphical interface for setting it up, editing, etc. Then I realized,
> well that's about what the animation library was...
> Hate to see a feature, even a little used one, pass without any
> discussion at all - especially since, in a certain regard, it changes
> the development landscape of Rev, and modifies development approach
> Any thoughts at all?
Would it make sense to open source it?
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