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Macromedia Director 8.5 Shockwave Studio Now Available

Press release from the issuing company

San Francisco, California -April 24, 2001-Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACR) today announced the immediate availability of Macromedia Director 8.5 Shockwave Studio, the standard for creating interactive, rich media content, including 3D for the Web, CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs and more. The studio includes a new version of the Shockwave Multiuser Server, Havok physics engine for 3D game behaviors, support for Macromedia Flash 5, and the ability to stream RealMedia content. In addition, through a joint effort with Intel Corporation, 3D support is now included, ensuring that developers can continue delivering the most magnetic Web experiences with the market-leading rich media creation solution. The studio can be purchased immediately from http://www.macromedia.com/store/. Macromedia Director 8.5 provides developers with an extensible, robust 3D content creation and publishing solution. Macromedia Director 8.5 is bringing 3D content online by working with leading 3D vendors to ensure developers can leverage their existing expertise with their 3D authoring software of choice (http://www.macromedia.com/software/director/3d/partners/). The 3D support in Director and Shockwave Player was jointly developed with Intel Corporation, and is built on the Intel Internet 3D Graphics software. "Macromedia Director 8.5 Shockwave Studio enables Director users to create real world applications that deliver immersive 3D, while existing 3D developers can reach a new Web audience," said Peter Ryce, senior director of product marketing, Macromedia. "With the authoring prowess of Director and the power and penetration of Macromedia Shockwave Player, the platform for delivering high-impact 3D Web experiences is now here."