I've got a component containing an array of bar objects (for
a bar graph). Each object contains a MovieClip and some various
properties. Each clip is little more than a colored rectangle, and
I move these rectangles side-to-side and stretch them upways and
sideways. And occasionally apply color transforms.
Once there get to be a lot of bar objects (whether all are
shown through the rectangular mask I'm using or not), animating
these motions and scalings gets to be really slow and choppy. I
tried turning the framerate down frome 40 to 12, but it's still
having trouble keeping up.
Would AS 3.0 improve the performance significantly? It is my
understanding that there is a new class that lets you do these same
animations with simple shapes, but without the overhead of a
MovieClip. Not sure if that would help.