Microsoft Expression Graphic Designer and Microsoft Expression Interactive Designer - Whew!
Noticed via MikeG that Microsoft Expression Graphic Designer (CTP) and Microsoft Expression Interactive Designer (CTP) were out today. I was a smidge confused about which was which and for what, so I asked a smartie involved with the project what was the difference. Here's (paraphrased) what he said if you're confused as well.
|Interactive Designer||Sparkle||New 100% managed WPF (Avalon) codebase for making XAM & animations||UI Design|
|Graphic Designer||Acrylic||100% unmanaged and acquired codebase for doing vector/bitmap graphics and export to xaml||Graphics|
You'll likely remember that Microsoft bought Creature House Expression 3 back in 2003 and that was code-named Acrylic and that is the father of the Expression Graphic Designer. Vector-based art is tantamount to voodoo if you ask me. I can barely make icons.
There's some nice videos and demos to check out.
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