Jun 12, 2009
I'm relatively new to flash, and just upgraded from Flash 6 to Flash 10. This is a HUGE jump for me, but strangely, I already feel more at home in Fl10 than Fl6, as it is more object oriented, and as a hardened programmer, I like.I'm attempting to create dynamically animated objects in a flash application. I can't think of a way to approach the issue without either a: converting each keyframe into a bitmap, or b: brute-force generating each frame every step of the way.Seeing as my application will have hundreds of the little bastards on the screen at any time, option b is out of the question, I presume.
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So, essentially, I have a few questions about AS3:
1) Can a curve be modified after it has been drawn, or must it be cleared, then redrawn each frame?
2) Can a IK chain modify curves, or is it only per-symbol?
3) How fast can flash render complex objects in 3D? (I.E. would drawing hundreds of 400+ poly objects be too much?)
4) How fast can flash draw vector objects? (I.E. would drawing hundreds of creatures made up of dozens of curves be too cumbersome?)