The Info List - FutureWave Software

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FUTUREWAVE SOFTWARE was a software development company based in San Diego, 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

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
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 .


* ^ 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
(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 )


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

Animation tools

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


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


* Adobe Animate
Adobe Animate
* Apache Flex *