Exercises - AC
You will work with a demonstration of Authorware's capabilities.
To help people learn about AuthorWare, David DeVaux did his M.S.
project on this topic and prepared the following
- apmdemo - a demonstration of Authorware
- apmdemo source 03/19/95 1817, source code in Authorware for the demo
- Map of the World.QT, a QuickTime movie that comes with Authorware, which
will be used in your program
- multdev - initial,
an Authorware program with a few icons, that you will extend
- multdev.lib - a library containing text, graphics and audio, that you
can use in the new program
- QuickTime Movies
- QuickTime Overlay
- tutorial.pdf - a tutorial on Authorware (also accessible on the
WWW as described below)
Since that time, new versions of AuthorWare have been developed,
that require new files. Thus, file multdev.a3m replaces the old
multdev and file multdev.apl replaces the old multdev.lib.
Also, the Derring 2069 lab has had to buy copies of AuthorWare which
should be installed on Feb. 3.
Demo of Authorware
The first part of your effort should be to run a demonstration
of Authorware, called apdemo.
To run the demo in the Derring 2069 lab, launch apmdemo from
the Applications part of the desktop.
directions, to learn how Authorware works. Be sure to plug in your headphones
so you can receive audio instructions. Exit when you are done. NOTE: Make
sure to learn the material presented in the demo and to become familiar
with the different media elements incorporated therein.
You will learn how to program in Authorware, turning in a diskette with
what you develop.
If you show your finished work to the instructor, however, you need
not turn in a diskette.
The building blocks you will start with are:
Please follow the online instructions
in PDF or
as GIF pages
to complete this exercise in the lab and then turn in your
diskette to the instructor. In the process of doing so, you will use most
of the Authorware icons. Try to be somewhat familiar with the function of
each of them, and pay special atttention to how program execution flow occurs
in Authorware (this includes understanding the Authorware "flowline").
- Map of the World.QT
To run the multdev Authorware application, follow one of these
- In McBryde 110, on the Mac called Boris, follow the directions on
the handout left by that machine.
(They are a printout of the instructions mentioned above, with
some notes on the first page to relate to the setup on Boris.)
There is a version of Authorware
3.5 on the machine, and a folder for this unit exercise.
- In Derring 2069, once Authorware is installed, launch it from
the Applications part of the desktop, and then follow the online
instructions mentioned above.
- In the New Media Center, on any Mac, click on the Apple Menu and
from that select Online Resources, and then Tutorials & Samples
under it. The result is that a directory will open up on the
desktop. Double click on the entry there for CS-4624. You will
see the subdirectory AC listed. Drag that to the desktop, and close
the directories CS-4624 and Tutorials & Samples. Now open AC,
and double click on multdev.a3m to launch it under Authorware.
The rest of the online directions should work, if you use files
in that AC folder on the desktop. Be sure to use multdev.apl
when you need the library of files.
- If you are elsewhere on campus, on a Mac with Authorware,
use the Chooser, select AppleShare, then select the New Media
Center (LIBR) zone, and the NMC Server there. Login as guest
and you then get to the Tutorials & Samples files mentioned
in option 3 above. Follow steps like those for option 3 to
access the same files, over the network.
Note: Since Authorware is such an important part of this unit, you
should expect 2-3 questions on it in the Quiz.
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