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Old 04-12-2001, 03:35 PM   #1
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Within the past two months, flash has been animating items as if they have a stutter. Even on very simple tests, like a letter moving from one side of the screen to the other, on a blank canvas with no other animations. The letter will begin animating and stutter as it goes creating a very distracting animation. I have 80mb of ram allocated to Flash so I know that that can't be the problem. My animations are not very big, 100-150k at the most. Should I just reinstall flash?
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Old 04-12-2001, 09:17 PM   #2
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1)I'll recomend to use a frame rate about 24fps
2)Maybe you have to clean up your computer a l/bit
you have a 80 megs (but maybe all in use)

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Old 04-12-2001, 10:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for your response. I was under the understanding that you should not go any higher than 12-15fps? I've stepped it up, but that hasn't solved the "stutter." What I mean by that is that when the animation is moving, it will briefly stop, then start again. Very weird.

I have 320mgs of ram built in, so I don't think the memory allocation to Flash would be causing the stutter.

I'll definitely try to clean my machine up. I did a desktop rebuild just last week. Hmmmm. . . .

Any other thoughts?

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Old 04-13-2001, 01:19 AM   #4
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If you're having trouble with vector graphics I'd start to worry. Often when you import JPGs and the like and then try to tween them you may get jilted movement but if you're jsut trying to animate a box or letter which you drew in Flash you should have no problems...

I reformat in general once a month to clean up my system but then again most people say I'm mad for doing that... I would suggest contacting Macromedia perhaps and asking them if they can explain it, or check their online tech notes, as it sounds very inexplicable.

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Old 04-16-2001, 01:21 PM   #5
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Thanks for your response. I'll do that!
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Old 06-25-2001, 03:13 PM   #6
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Angry Animation Stutter

I am having the same problem.

If you see this and figured out the problem, please, please email me or reply here.

This is also happening to me with motion tweened or actionscripted movement with the jpeg I'm hoping to move or VERY simple vectors (a square) created in Flash as a test.

I have tried 12fps and 24fps also, to no avail.

If it is only my system, I can live with that but I don't understand why. (On a G4 450mHZ with 256mb of RAM and lots devoted to Flash. I do video on this machine with no problems.)

I will try to test it on other computers/platforms, but I'm guessing it's not a computer specific thing.

Anybody please reply if you know about this problem.

Thank you,
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Old 06-25-2001, 03:25 PM   #7
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Abosio, I have tried everything you have and more. I finally re-installed Flash and it seems to be working a bit better. I have a hunch that if you install other software or updates to your computer AFTER Flash has been installed, then Flash starts acting up. That's the only thing I can think of that could be causing this problem. It's EXTREMELY annoying. I hope this helps.
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Old 06-26-2001, 01:54 AM   #8
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Flash is the last thing I installed on the computer. Have you tried your project(s) on other computers with any success? Did it turn out to be just yours?

Thanks so much for the feedback.

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Old 07-21-2001, 12:13 PM   #9
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when you scale your movie or try to use a lot of anims at the same time then try it again at 120 FPS (no typo)

a animated movie with 4 or 5 xtra animated movies in it
will stutter(slow down) even on a 1.3Ghz with 384MB machine
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Old 07-23-2001, 12:29 PM   #10
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Makes sense, but check out my first post. Even with a very simple animation, I've gotten the stutter.
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