1. Basics

1.1 X2D Concepts

X2D files will be used to describe dynamic and interactive graphical objects. It can also

1.2 Terminology

Within this document, certain keywords are used interchangeable. They are:

graphical objects = elements = components = characters

X2D file = document = movie = entity

object database = dictionary

These different terms have emerged as a result of drawing information from a variety of sources. For instance in the Flash Open File Format, shapes, bitmaps, buttons, text, fonts, and sounds are referred to as characters; and they are stored in a character dictionary for re-use; and the collective file is usually referred to as a Flash movie.