1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 20, 2007 12:21 PM by Newsgroup_User

    AS 3.0 vs AS 2.0

      One of the biggest advantages of AS 3.0 is that it executes MUCH faster than AS 2.0. But does anyone know how that translates into rendering visual effects? Is there any benefit at all? A site I just put together has some scripted effects that combine a lot of different simple animations (multiple levels of masked clips that are moving and fading in and out, for example).

      Anyone have any experience with AS 3.0 speeding things up from a visual effects/eye candy point of view?

      Erik
        • 1. Re: AS 3.0 vs AS 2.0
          Level 7
          ActionScript speed does not translate to screen rendering performance. Many
          enhancements to rendering performance came with Flash 8 with the
          introduction of features like cacheAsBitmap

          "eirkeirkeirk" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:f09dje$2ik$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > One of the biggest advantages of AS 3.0 is that it executes MUCH faster
          > than AS
          > 2.0. But does anyone know how that translates into rendering visual
          > effects? Is
          > there any benefit at all? A site I just put together has some scripted
          > effects
          > that combine a lot of different simple animations (multiple levels of
          > masked
          > clips that are moving and fading in and out, for example).
          >
          > Anyone have any experience with AS 3.0 speeding things up from a visual
          > effects/eye candy point of view?
          >
          > Erik
          >