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Subject: Re: FLASH: lots of text = s l o w : (
From: Byron Canfield
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 23:01:22 GMT

If you're peforming movement with the tween of large blocks of text,
there's just not much you can do about the drop in frame rate, other than
change the quality level to "Autohigh". One thing you can do to accommodate
that, however, is, through the use of FSCommand, toggle the quality level
so that the AutoHigh setting is only in effect for the duration of the
tween. The reason this may work for you is that, since the object is in
motion, less quality is discernable. One it comes to rest, the return to
high quality is enough to fool the human eye into thinking it was that way
all along.

If you are doing color effect changes, such as actual color change,
gradients or Alpha settings, there are some workarounds taht you can do
with masks and/or overlayed objects, such that the visual effect is there;
it's just accomplished a different way.

At 01:33 PM 1/31/99 -0600, you wrote:
>I'm experiencing the same problems as well. is there any type of workaround
>on this? I was imagining if you broke up the text and set them in as
>symbols, and instead of tweening, you can do the animation manually. Though
>this would be a painstakingly long process. Anyone have any ideas on that?
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Byron Canfield <barnatbyronc [dot] com>
>To: <flasheratshocker [dot] com>
>Sent: Sunday, January 31, 1999 11:44 AM
>Subject: Re: FLASH: lots of text = s l o w : (
>>If you perform tweening actions on that amount of text, yes, it will
>>consume lots of cpu clock cycles. Just imagine all the mathemetical and
>>geometric constructs that make up the lines and curves needed to make up
>>all of those letters. If you leave them static, you'll only take the
>>processor hit on the first keyframe where they appear. But moving them
>>around or performing color effects transitions on that amount of text can
>>really slow everything down.
>>At 01:06 PM 1/31/99 +0000, you wrote:
>>>It's probably just a 'flash' trait but flash seems to use a lot of
>>processor power and
>>>becomes quite slow when I use large amounts of text on a page (300 words).
>>>Is anyone else experiencing this?
>>Byron Canfield, Canfield Studios (http://www.byronc.com)
>>President, Seattle Coreldraw Artists Network (http://www.corelsea.org)

Byron Canfield, Canfield Studios (http://www.byronc.com)
President, Seattle Coreldraw Artists Network (http://www.corelsea.org)

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