Over the years, the Flash Player has received such a bad rep for hogging computer system resources even while displaying static content. There were many times in which I would wonder “What the heck is Flash processing?”. As for Flash Developers/Designers, there was only so much we can do to optimize the SWF via runtime. That was then, this is now! In Lee’s latest video tutorial, he demonstrates how you can dynamically change your movie’s framerate to use only the resources it needs.
With its introduction in AS3, you can dynamically change the framerate of your SWF movie. In an earlier tutorial, I demonstrated how you can change the framerate of your SWF and how it will effect a frame by frame animation.
By leveraging the ability to dynamically change the framerate of your SWF, it will allow you to take advantage of idle moments in your Flash applications by changing the the framerate based on the content being displayed. It’s a simple, yet great concept.
Check out Lee’s video, SWF Framerate Optimization, to learn more on how to implement such a concept. Enjoy!