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    Texture in flash?

    Searching for a way to add some repeating texture such as dither/dots in flash. Its important that it is low in filesize and doesnt make slow computers freeze up. Anyone has a technique to implement this?

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    Do you have any examples to show?

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    yes - http://www.design.bg/site01.php?lang=English
    You see all over this site there are areas of dithering/dot type of things, I think it adds a great deal of style to the overall look of the site. I had an attempt at creating a similar effect but it seemed to fail miserably and look rather weak in comparison.

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    Transparent background is one option (export object embed)
    while it is now supported by Mozilla flavored browsers with some as it gets funky
    as transparent background isn't fully supported.

    In Swish you have options for clipped/tiled image (havent' kept up with flash)

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    Looks like for part of the process they made a 1x1 pixel pattern and dumped it on the canvas. The 1x1 pixel squares vary in tone ever so slightly in tone giving it that mesh look. It almost looks like they scaled some type way down too. Interesting.

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    Can such an effect be created with vectors, and if so would it be large in fielsize?

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    Sure it could...
    I would make my pixel square pattern in Freehand
    Dump it in a rectangle of the Flash size...
    And Play with different backgrounds.

    Not sure what would be smaller. I would imagine you would get a smaller file if you used raster, but would have to experiment.

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