DeltaPoint will show off WebAnimator this week at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco. Aimed at home users and developers, the $99 package is due to hit store shelves by midyear. The toolset lets users quickly create multimedia graphics and add them to Web pages.
WebAnimator comprises a multimedia authoring tool and a player for viewing. In addition, the toolset enables users to overcome a common hurdle: the lengthy download time of most multimedia files. Animations created with WebAnimator use less memory because they're developed with vector-drawing technology. Vector-based drawing uses less memory than bitmap painting, according to company officials.
A Netscape Navigator plug-in component for displaying WebAnimator creations will be distributed free at the company's Web site when it becomes available.