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09-05-2000, 05:37 AM

we are developing an application where alot of the content is Macromedia Flash animation. The backgrounds of the scenes are static, but are quite complex.

The question I have is whether using large shapes with 50% alpha values in the background is going to significantly slow down the rendering, or whether the fact that some images are semi-transparant is irrelevant.

I don't know the Flash file format so I'm looking for help ere...

Rendering speed is critical to us cos the animations will be nearly full screen.

Thanks alot


09-05-2000, 05:23 PM
As of Flash4 player, having an alpha transparent item in the background, even if static, severely slowed down frame rates.

I'm not sure if Flash5 player has been optimized for this.