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FUTUREWAVE SOFTWARE was a software development company based in San Diego, California
California
. The company was founded by Charlie Jackson , Jonathan Gay , and Michelle Welsh in early 1993. VP of Marketing was Michelle Welsh who also came from Silicon Beach Software , then Aldus .

The company's first product was SmartSketch, a drawing program for the PenPoint OS and EO tablet computer . When pen computing did not take off, SmartSketch was ported to the Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Windows
and Macintosh
Macintosh
platforms.

As the Internet became more popular, FutureWave realized the potential for a vector-based web animation tool that might challenge Macromedia Shockwave technology. In 1995, FutureWave modified SmartSketch by adding frame-by-frame animation features and re-released it as FutureSplash Animator on Macintosh
Macintosh
and PC. By that time, the company had added a second programmer Robert Tatsumi, artist Adam Grofcsik, and PR specialist Ralph Mittman.

In December 1996, FutureWave was acquired by Macromedia, who renamed the animation editor Macromedia Flash .

REFERENCES

* ^ The History of Flash: Back to Graphics Archived 2015-01-01 at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
. * ^ A B C D Grandmasters of Flash: An Interview with the Creators of Flash, Cold Hard Flash * ^ MACROMEDIA FLASH BACK, Digital Archaeology * ^ PC Graphics Paul Milbourne; Michael Boucher (10 March 2009). The Essential Guide to Flash CS4 with ActionScript. Apress. pp. 6–. ISBN 978-1-4302-1812-8 . * ^ A B " Macromedia - Showcase : The Dawn of Web Animation". Adobe. Archived from the original on 2006-07-17. Retrieved 2016-09-04.

* v * t * e

Adobe Flash
Adobe Flash

File formats

* ActionScript
ActionScript
(AS) * Action Message Format (AMF) * Flash Video
Flash Video
(FLV) * Flash XML Graphics (FXG) * Local shared objects (LSOs) * MXML * Flash Movie (SWF) * Flash Code Library (SWC)

Software (list )

VIEWERS

* Adobe Flash
Adobe Flash
Player * Adobe Flash
Adobe Flash
Lite * Adobe AIR * Scaleform GFx * Gnash * Lightspark * Shumway * Swfdec
Swfdec
* Gameswf

Animation tools

* Adobe Animate
Adobe Animate
* Adobe Flash
Adobe Flash
Catalyst * Anime Studio
Anime Studio
* Ajax Animator
Ajax Animator
* Express Animator * Stencyl
Stencyl
* SWiSH Max
SWiSH Max
* Swift 3D * GoAnimate
GoAnimate
* Toon Boom * Toufee
Toufee
* Xara

IDES

* Adobe Animate
Adobe Animate
* Adobe Flash
Adobe Flash
Builder * FlashDevelop * Powerflasher FDT
Powerflasher FDT
* OpenLaszlo
OpenLaszlo

COMPILERS

* Adobe Animate
Adobe Animate
* Apache Flex *