FutureWave Software

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FutureWave Software was a software development company based in San Diego, California. The company was founded by Charlie Jackson and Jonathan Gay in early 1993.[1] VP of Marketing was Michelle Welsh who also came from Silicon Beach Software, then Aldus.

The company's first product was SmartSketch, a drawing program for the PenPoint OS and EO tablet computer. When Pen computing did not take off, SmartSketch was moved to the Windows and Macintosh platforms.[1]

The company's second product was FutureSplash Animator (1996), a cell-based animation editor.[2]

In December 1996, FutureWave was acquired by Macromedia, who renamed the animation editor Macromedia Flash.[2]