Chapter 5. Adding User Interaction

Types of User Interface Elements

Although animations can go about their merry way without any user input, interaction is needed in most other types of Director movies. There are two main ways to get user input: the mouse and the keyboard. If you are creating interactive movies, you must build interface elements that allow the user to interact with your movie.

Mouse input usually involves buttons. But buttons can perform complex actions. For instance, check boxes and radio buttons don’t perform the action immediately, but instead allow the user to select options for a future action. ...

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