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    I've been checking out sites like
    http://www.epsilonconflict.com
    http://www.terabit.ca/flash/3rd/main.html
    and anything done by Fantasy Interfaces (http://www.fantasyinterfaces.com).

    I'm blown away with how smooth the animation is. My motion tweens are always jerky and crappy-looking in comparison. I'm doing my animations at 20fps - I read that if you go over that you risk choking the processor. I did do some experiments at higher fps and I didn't see much improvement.

    What are your tips for doing supersmooth animation?

    Best,

    --eric

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    Hi can u post a sample of what u are doing ?

    mb the reason its super smooth, is that it uses a preloader so all the movie is actually on your machine (cached)

    if u are streaming the movie (no preloader) it can sometimes run slow or jumpy.

    the epsilon movie as with a lot of good sites uses the same elements over and over again, this also keeps the file size down dramatically

    i usually run with 18 fps, only time it runs slow is when its on a mac (its a mac thing)

    how big is your movie K?
    is it on a poor server eg free one ?
    is it streaming the swf or does it preload ?

    really need to see it to comment on it...
    bp

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    You can take a look at an example at http://www.angelsmith.net/devsite/te...irldefined.swf

    Notice that the side-scrolling text just seems kind of choppy. Nowhere near as smooth as the menu movements and such at http://www.terabit.ca/flash/3rd/main.html.

    Movie size is 65k. I'm noticing the choppy issue when I test locally, aside from online. The server is not the fastest in the world but it's fast enough to serve our company's website (it's not a free site). I'm not preloading (since this is just a test piece), but it looks choppy to me when I'm looking at the swf locally. And both the fast text and the slow text look choppy...

    What do you think?

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    Hi looks fine 2 me, certain fonts are bad to move, it runs pretty smooth not jumpy at all

    u have a gradient on the right ? that wont help speed things up, mb bin it

    i'm running p4 1000 with adsl 512m ram (G force 3 64meg)

    mb do 2 versions one designed at high end machines one aiming at the bottom end of the market

    u could post it for testing in site check, get lost of comments there

    bp

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    Thanks for the input! Where's site check?

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    http://board.flashkit.com/board/foru....php?forumid=9

    ask them to say what machine spec they are running, when u post

    good luck
    bp

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