Most of my director movie up to this point has cast members
that are vector files made in Illustrator and exported as SWF's.
They don't have any animation or scripting built int othe SWF, just
the vector shapes. There is a point in my movie when it will
"hiccup" and pause for a split second right before it loads 6
channels with 6 different SWF cast members in them. I'm not
experienced with Director, but it seems to me like 6 simple vector
items loading shouldn't pause my movie...Any ideas why this is
happening? Are there some settings in the SWF export I should be
checking? Is this the best way to import vector files from
You could try looking into the 'commonplayer' feature which
allows multiple flash movies to share the same player instance. A
few other performance tips from the director help pages:
Use Copy ink if possible. Transparency, using Background
Transparent ink, requires much more processing time. If your Flash
sprite is in the background (no other Director sprites are behind
it), use Copy instead of Background Transparent, and author your
Flash content in such a way that its background color is the same
as the background color you chose for your Director Stage.
Use Direct to Stage if possible. Layering and transparency
are not supported in this mode; however, if you just want to play
Flash content within a box with the best performance possible, this
may be the way to go.