Screensavr: dead-end, new beginning

4 February 2007
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So I have reach a dead-end in Flash. I now have a Screensavr that works perfectly, honouring all image proportions. Looks great, but runs slowly in Flash as it can’t handle so many individual images as the bitmap processing isn’t sophisticated enough; had to make it so that each row is a series of MovieClips rather than one BitmapData object. Setting cacheAsBitmap was causing too much flickering; turning it off makes it run too slow.

Unless there’s a major brainwave, a Cocoa rewrite is on the cards. This could take some time…

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