Adobe Shockwave Player for Mac
Adobe Director is the authoring platform of choice for many web developers that need support for creating animations but also 2D or 3D content. To actually be able to view the embedded Adobe Director projects on your own computer, the Adobe Shockwave player must be installed on your end.
Adobe Shockwave Player is a browser plug-in that is able to render a wide range of media content. Adobe Shockwave Player comes with Flash support but its capabilities are much more extensive.
Adobe Shockwave Player comes with its own installer and uninstaller. To start the installation process you must make sure that all internet browsers are closed and that you know the system administrator password. The player will be installed system wide but you can manually disable it for certain browsers. The uninstallation process follows the same patterns.
Adobe Shockwave Player can be used to render games, educational demonstrations and simulations or to deploy online learning applications. The player offers support for over 40 audio, video or image file formats.
Adobe Shockwave Player can deliver 3D effects, realistic simulations due to the advanced physics support, surround sound multimedia, bitmap filters, parallax/cube/normal mapping, cloth simulations, can render textures or shades and much more.
Additionally, Adobe Shockwave Player offers you the possibility to control characters and make them interact with each other. This gives more freedom to game developers and can lead to better results.
Adobe Shockwave Player is able to put up with Adobe’s Director post processing effects, high-definition videos, can deploy localized projects and allows you to use the Script Browser defined functions.
Adobe Shockwave Player is a great addition to your software collection since it is required to run the Adobe Director projects in your browser, but also if you want to be able to view Flash media content.