December 18th, 2003
DirectXtras is pleased to announce a brand new set of 3D transitions.
DirectTransition3D Xtra is a collection of high quality, hardware
accelerated, platform independent transitions for Macromedia Director,
Authorware and Shockwave.
Set III, features the following customizable
Blinds: Simulates the before image opening in a blinds style to reveal the after image.
Blur: Simulates the before image fading into the after image while losing focus.
Confetti: Simulates the before image exploding into confetti pieces to reveal the after image.
Flying Carpet: Simulates the before image flying away as a flying carpet to reveal the after image.
Oscillate: Simulates the before image fading into the after image while oscillating.
Paint: Simulates the before image being painted over with the after image.
Paper Airplane: Simulates the before image flying away as a paper airplane to reveal the after image.
Radial Wipe 180: Simulates the after image being radially wiped over 180 degrees to obscure the before image.
Radial Wipe 360: Simulates the after image being radially wiped over 360 degrees to obscure the before image.
Radial Wipe 90: Simulates the after image being radially wiped over 90 degrees to obscure the before image.
Shutter: Simulates the before image spreading out from a center point to reveal the after image.
Sticky Bubbles: Simulates bubbles forming, expanding and sticking together to obscure the before image.
Waves: Simulates the before image fading into the after image while oscillating in 3D waves.
Virtually unlimited variations can be created from each transition.
Many transitions feature real time random generation so that the same
transition will never look exactly the same twice.
The Xtra is Shockwave safe, so it can also be used with Shockwave 7
and above and when Director safety features are turned on.
An auto downloadable Shockwave safe package of the Xtra is also
available. It is a compressed, small sized (about 150K) version of the
Xtra that can be downloaded automatically from a web site to the user's
local machine whenever needed, and once installed provides Shockwave
applications on the web with the transitions that the Xtra provides.
The Xtra is available for Director 5 and above, Authorware 4 and above,
and is compatible with Windows 9X and newer (including 2000, ME, NT, XP)
as well as MacOS 8, 9 and X.
An evaluation version of DirectTransition3D Xtra
Set III can be downloaded from
our web site:
The trial version includes sample Director and Authorware applications
that demonstrate several variations of each transition.
Additional technical information can be found in the on-line Xtra
We encourage interested developers to download the
and look forward to your comments, suggestions, ideas and any
questions you might have.