Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5
||Jul 18, 2006
||Shareware (USD$399.00 to buy)
||WinXP, WinVista, Win7
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Publisher's Description of Adobe Flash Catalyst
" A professional interaction design tool for graphic and web designers to create expressive interfaces and interactive content without writing code. "
- From Adobe Systems
Flash Catalyst CS5 is an approachable new interaction design tool that can be used to transform Adobe Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, and Fireworks CS5 artwork into expressive, fully interactive projects without writing code.
Flash Catalyst CS5 is ideal for graphic, web, and interaction designers, as well as web application developers and video editors.
Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5 software is an approachable new interaction design tool. Transform Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks artwork into expressive, fully interactive projects without writing code, and leverage the reach and consistency of the Adobe Flash Platform.
Create a Microsite
Transform static comps into fully-interactive microsites complete with video, rollovers and smooth transitions — all without writing code
Pitch an idea
Shorten the client pitch process to both customers and internal clients. Rapidly create and show interactive projects without needing development resources.
Present a portfolio
Quickly create video portfolios — with navigation and playback controls — that are ready to publish on the web.
* Approachable interaction design
Create expressive interfaces and interactive content with writing code. Define behaviors and sophisticated interactions using simple menu-based commands.
* Interactive artwork
Turn static Illustrator, Photoshop and Fireworks artwork into interactive components and add interactions that respond to user input
* Roundtrip editing
Edit artwork in Illustrator or Photoshop at any time while preserving structure and interactions. Reduce the number of steps required to edit artwork with full fidelity by preserving all layers and visibility settings.
* Video and dynamic media
Integrate video, sound and dynamic media as easily as static artwork, and then add interactions to control playback.
* Smooth animated transitions
Create and edit animated transitions between pages or states of components. Create engaging experiences with objects that move and smoothly fade in and out.
* Design-time data
Design and preview the look and behavior of dynamic data without having to connect to a database.
* Flash Builder integration
Take Flash Catalyst projects into Adobe Flash Builder to easily connect to a database or web services.
* Pages and states
Use these building blocks to organize project and control navigation and interactions.
* Powerful layout tools
Get the look you want quickly and precisely with sophisticated layout tools and functions
* SWF and Adobe AIR publishing
Export project to the web as a finished SWF file for the Adobe Flash Player or as an Adobe AIR project that can run outside of the browser.
How is Flash Catalyst different from Adobe Flash Professional?
Flash Catalyst is an interaction design tool that is ideal for creating user interfaces, microsites, and other interactive content without requiring any development or coding skills. Flash Professional provides a free-form approach to project design and is ideal for creating rich content, interactive video content, advertising, and games.
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