Animation Engine: speed tips

Mark Talluto mark at
Wed Jul 1 23:52:55 EDT 2020

This is completely awesome!  Thank you Bernd.

-Mark Talluto
Canela Software

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 8:27 AM Niggemann, Bernd via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> While not exactly what David asked for but on the topic  of animating
> multiple objects with acceptable speed:
> The original poster asked for "sand" particles that should have some sort
> of collision detection and should react to a mouseDown to either attract
> the objects or pushes them away.
> It uses _one_ polygon graphic and sets individual points of that graphic
> (separated by an empty line). The points are just x,y coordinates and
> markers make the visual objects of the moving parts.
> It manages to animate quite some number of objects depending on the size
> of the markers and some other features that are optional (dropshadow,
> ounteglow, markers filled and antialiasing)
> The stack is completely useless but perfect for a rainy day at home.
> Depending on the complexity of the marker graphic it manages to animate
> smoothly (frame rate 18 and up)  from 150 to 1500 (small) objects (you can
> change appearance while the objects are moving.
> Kind regards
> Bernd
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