I want to do something very specific on my website. Flash seems the obvious tool but flash is way to expensive to invest in just for this (and I won't need it for anything else).
I have searched and searched for some cheaper / free alternative to Flash and the only one I can find is Swish. (What?! Is Flash that complex/clever that no-one in the open source community can figure out how to emulate it?)
So before I go and buy swish max, I need to ask if it can do the following (or is it best used for dancing letter effects)?
I want to have a diagram with several different nodes. When the mouse hovers over one node, I need lines to extend out of the node to other related nodes on the diagram.
I know it sounds simple, but I am relatively unclear on what Swish Max can and can't do. Can it do this? Are there any better / simpler / cheaper tools which can also do this?
Hi Ronin, you can do this with no problem with swishmax. Actually you can do almost anything you would do with Adobe Flash. Yes, Swish will present itself as a great tool for quickly doing simple tasks, but from experience you can do huge complex tasks with it as well. I have personally made article viewers (PHP, mysql connectivity), on-line carts with mailing functions, games and many more. Swishscript is very similar to actionscript, once mastering Swishmax it will be much easier to get a hold on Flash as well. Good luck