acceleratedRendering is my friend

Thomas McGrath III mcgrath3 at mac.com
Thu Jun 28 16:52:44 EDT 2012


Chris,

Yes, that bug is in the using of visual effects which i believe they are aware of with VE, there is also an issue with responsiveness using them.

-- Tom McGrath III
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On Jun 28, 2012, at 4:30 PM, Chris Sheffield wrote:

> I just checked this in LC 5.5.1 to make sure, and there is still a bug that exists where the screen will flash when toggling acceleratedRendering if you're moving from card to card using a visual effect. A ticket has already been submitted. The way around it is to set the property in a handler, and then "send" that handler.
> 
> Just thought I'd share in case anyone else runs into this. :-)
> 
> Chris
> 
> 
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> 
> On Jun 28, 2012, at 2:11 PM, Chipp Walters <chipp at chipp.com> wrote:
> 
>> Just wanted to share a couple other key points Tom and I discussed after
>> lunch today:
>> 
>> The object of the control you are setting the dynamic or scrolling property
>> of MUST be a toplevel control. IOW, the *parent* of the control MUST be the
>> card. So, you can't accelerate objects within groups, but rather the group
>> itself. Consequently, you don't set properties of any objects in groups.
>> You can use the property inspector for the control and it will "stick" and
>> you don't need to set it again.
>> 
>> Use the preOpenCard handler to manage acceleration (turn on and then off on
>> closeCard) on a per card basis, so as to conserve memory. You don't want a
>> lot of images cached from different cards clogging up memory!
>> 
>> As mentioned, the three property values are static, scrolling and dynamic.
>> Everything by default is static. Sprites or any items who are not hidden by
>> the rect of a group are dynamic. Groups and included controls are scrolling
>> (just set the group, not the controls within the group).
>> 
>> HTH
>> 
>> On Thursday, June 28, 2012, Matthias Rebbe wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi Tom,
>>> 
>>> thanks for sharing this with us.
>>> 
>>>>>> . Immediately before moving an object turn on dynamic or when
>>> scrolling a group turn on scrolling
>>>>>> once moving the scroll or object has already been cached and drawn so
>>> these are no longer necessary. No need to turn these things on and leave
>>> them on because they are not needed and the result is that things will
>>> actually slow down.
>>> 
>>> What do you mean with that? Lets say i have a card, where several obejcts
>>> in a group shall be scrolled. At the moment i do the complete scroller
>>> stufff (creating the scroller and so on) in the open card handler.  Is this
>>> the right way. Or what do you mean with "immediately before
>>> moving/scrolling?
>>> 
>>> Regards,
>>> 
>>> Matthias
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Am 28.06.2012 um 06:31 schrieb Thomas McGrath III:
>>> 
>>>> From what Mark said the preopencard is the place to do it and I have not
>>> seen any flashing in 5.5.1
>>>> 
>>>> -- Tom McGrath III
>>>> http://lazyriver.on-rev.com
>>>> 3mcgrath at comcast.net
>>>> 
>>>> On Jun 27, 2012, at 2:27 PM, Chris Sheffield wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Tom,
>>>>> 
>>>>> Thanks for the info. Very useful.
>>>>> 
>>>>> I haven't actually tried any of this yet, but is there still a problem
>>> where the screen flashes when toggling acceleratedRendering on/off in
>>> preOpenCard and closeCard? I was seeing this a couple months back, so I'm
>>> curious if that still exists. I haven't tried it with LC 5.5.1. It may only
>>> happen when moving from card to card using a visual effect.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Chris
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Jun 27, 2012, at 9:57 AM, Thomas McGrath III <mcgrath3 at mac.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> After sitting with Mark W. for an hour over lunch yesterday I was able
>>> to both understand the role of acceleratedRendering and the best usage of
>>> it. It turns out that the order of when these commands are used is of
>>> utmost importance. I have been rewriting my code and have an instant
>>> increase in responsiveness in my scrolling groups.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> In a nut shell:
>>>>>> 1. on preopenCard - set the acceleratedRendering of this stack to true
>>> (only on cards that ave scrolling or dynamic groups/objects
>>>>>> 2. Immediately before moving an object turn on dynamic or when
>>> scrolling a group turn on scrolling
>>>>>> once moving the scroll or object has already been cached and drawn so
>>> these are no longer necessary. No need to turn these things on and leave
>>> them on because they are not needed and the result is that things will
>>> actually slow down.
>>>>>> 3. Immediately after moving or scrolling an object turn off the
>>> scrolling or dynamic settings
>>>>>> 4. on closeCard - set the acceleratedRendering of this stack to false
>>> (turn it off since it is not needed)
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> This simple approach seems so obvious now and has immediate results.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> The other thing that Ben and Mark showed me was that having large
>>> scrolling groups of object is much much much faster than using visual
>>> effects and switching cards.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> More as I grok this….
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> -- Tom McGrath III
>>>>>> http://lazyriver.on-rev.com
>>>>>> 3mcgrath at comcast.net
>>>>>> 
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