RR and QT (was Re: Speed of RR vs SuperCard)

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sun Apr 13 12:12:01 EDT 2003

livfoss at blueyonder.co.uk wrote:

>> Have you been able to perform the same action in any other scripting tool?
> Well, no...
>> I can't think of a tool that can dynamically mask QT while it's playing and
>> allow drag it around on the screen.  Maybe with the G5 and a lot of RAM, but
>> I'd be surprised to see that done gracefully even in a more formal language.
> Well, I do understand at least intuitively what kind of stuff is going on
> while QT runs a movie (or any activity) - that's why I only try to allow the
> user to drag **stopped** movies. I reasoned that this would be no different
> for RR than moving an image object, since the movie mechanism itself would be
> suspended - in effect the key frame became a simple image in my idea of what
> was going on. Sadly this is clearly not the case. AFAIK the unique issue with
> RR is the fact that the buffered version of a player object ignores the
> masking, so you get no transparent areas. I am not sure why this decsion was
> made.

Is the mask object grouped with and being moved with the player object?

 Richard Gaskin 
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