Hour 22. Optimizing Performance
What You’ll Learn in This Hour:
• How choosing the most appropriate effect can increase playback performance
• How to measure actual framerate
• How to remove unnecessary special effects to improve performance
After you explored shaving bits and bytes off your movie last hour, this hour you’ll learn what you can do to remove excessive demands on the user’s computer to make the movie playback smoother. As you first learned in Hour 7 “Understanding Animation,” the framerate you set in Flash’s document properties is more of a “top speed” that Flash won’t exceed. When the user’s computer can’t keep up, Flash either drops frames or plays at a slower framerate. This hour you’ll learn how to avoid both so that your ...