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MacroMind VideoWorks II is an animation program that was developed and released in 1987 by MacroMind (predecessor of Macromedia).[1]

Product history[]

VideoWorks II was designed by Marc Canter and Jay Fenton to supersede the original VideoWorks with color capabilities to support Apple Computer's new Macintosh II system. It was programmed by Fenton, Erik Neumann, Alan McNeil and Dan Sadowski. It was self-published by MacroMind for a suggested retail price of $195.[1][2][3]

In 1988, Canter announced that that the next version, VideoWorks Professional, would feature additional paint capabilities.[4] It was released in 1989 as MacroMind Director 1.0.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Birth of MacroMind by Marc Canter, p.63. Festival Ars Electronica. 2003-08.
  2. An Unofficial Brief History of Director by Luke Wigley, Lingo Workshop. 2017-01-27.
  3. VideoWorks II ad, The Dot Eaters Video Game History 101. 2019-07-13.
  4. VideoWorks to Get 3-D, Professional Versions by Nick Arnett, InfoWorld, p.27. 1988-08-01.
  5. Director Makes It Easy to Create Multimedia Presentations by Michael J. Miller, InfoWorld, p.S11. 1989-05-11.

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