I've been spending the last few days tidying up loose ends from Fall quarter. With only 2 final exams left to go, the stress has pretty much packed up and moved on. Looking back, I am amazed at the quantity of work I accomplished this quarter and some of my best work as well. All things considered, it was well worth the pain and effort expended.
Case in point: the knowledge and skills I gained from one particular class this quarter, Interactive Digital Media, just boggles my mind. We worked primarily in Macromedia Director with a smattering of Flash towards the end of the quarter, and I have to say that it's no wonder those two programs are defacto standards for multimedia authoring and interactive web content: Phenomenal cosmic power in an itty-bitty living space. Flash was a little more difficult to harness its power, though I buckled down this weekend and forced myself to complete the last and final IDM project for the quarter using it. It turned out very nice, that is if your CPU can handle the number of polygons I crank through it while approching 120 frames per second, and while synchronized to an audio track.
If you can view the multimedia intro, drop me a line and let me know how it looked on your 'puter along with your CPU and platform (mine is a 1.7GHz PC and runs perfectly... my mom's CPU is 350MHz and the animation ran so slow the audio didn't synchronize quite as nicely).