Avid Elastic Reality

Elastic Reality® is a cross-platform software package available for IRIX® (Silicon Graphics®), Windows®, and Mac® OS operating systems. The software has been so widely used in the film and video industries that its core technology was recognized with a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1996. The software is still being sold today.

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my role on this project

  • Created cross-platform hardcopy documentation and online help system; online help included platform-specific context-sensitive help (Insight books/help for IRIX, WinHelp for Windows, AppleGuide for Mac OS)
  • Ensured user interfaces complied with company- and platform-specific user interface guidelines; for the Windows version, I laid out some of the controls in dialog boxes and windows
  • Worked with the graphic artist to assemble toolbar and program icons, splash screens, installer billboards, and marketing materials
  • Worked with the corporate legal department to ensure legal requirements were met
  • Created a technical support Web site for the product
  • Trained the internal customer support representatives and sales professionals on the product's features
  • Tested the product and helped administer the beta test program

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