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Old 06-14-2004, 04:06 PM   #1
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I am creating a project in Flash MX 2004 with optimized images run thru Pshop and imageready to png's. Then creating the flash animation with graphic symbols and my bitmaps (png files), I am seeing some weird things occuring, for example, when I have four png files each at around 6 kb each, try to move simultaneously, the movement gets less smooth, more choppy, and slows down, like the graphics card (high-end), or cpu (dual 800s PII) is struggling (or flash renderer or whatever). I'm also seeing parts of my scene disappear randomly, with bitmaps that have transparency backgrounds and are not even touching the other layer? I've tried moving layers around, re-converting them to symbols, etc. Very random stuff, like I am overdoing the swf file...which at this point is only 80 kb. Does anyone have any experince with what flash can handle as far as number of graphics, other optimization things to look out for, or other little quirky things that may be causing these issues...I am now stuck on my project and have no idea what to do. Thanks for your help,<br>
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Old 06-14-2004, 04:29 PM   #2
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it may not be the number of symbols but how often they are updating and how you are updaing them. With each loop flash get caught up in it slows it down and compounding that enough times slows stuff down and if there is any recursion then ur really getting stuff bogged down.
Add in any onEnterFrames or setinterval commands at the same time and your trying to push too many things through the proc at once.
Without seeing your prog its hard to say but sounds like somethings getting too big for the prog to handle. Try deleting vars after each update, reducing/combining loops where possible and cutting out enterFrames, setIntervals if possible.
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Old 06-14-2004, 04:45 PM   #3
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Drakkon,
I just sent you a private message...let me know if you did not get it...thanks.
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Old 06-14-2004, 05:04 PM   #4
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Here is the file...thanks for the help.
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Old 06-14-2004, 05:33 PM   #5
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wow that is pretty cool...speed wise it works just fine on my comp (2.8 P4 /w 2GB of ram though but only a Matrox G550 64MB card :P)
Saw the cutting off thing happening though towards the end there around frame 166? The only thing i can think of is that mask is cutton off as it moves towars the scene but it doesnt look like there is anything in there that would do that...i agree this is wierdness...if it was more actionscript related i could probobly help more but as for this stuff im stumped good luck!
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Old 06-15-2004, 02:59 PM   #6
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Drakkon,

Thanks for the feedback, I'll try re-working some things and perhaps that will help...I have no other option.
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