Swishpowerfx Slow To Respond
Posted 25 February 2004 - 11:36 AM
Posted 27 February 2004 - 09:27 AM
your system sounds more than adequate to deal with PowerFX.
I will contact the PowerFX developers and get them to review your post here.
Can you attach a .fla file that exhibits this problem to a post here so that it can be checked.
Posted 02 April 2004 - 02:51 AM
Posted 08 April 2004 - 12:26 PM
I would add that I also have textFX, bought it today thinking I could use some effects from it. Though it is not as nice as what I've seen in swishpowerFX I just decided to plunk down the money. Well, I used it a couple of times, without a lot of satisfaction from the results. Out of frustration I thought I'd give swishpower another try. It continues to lock up the system, I can't even save an fla out of it. I shut down flash, started it back up, and then tried to apply textFX. Guess what, after running swishpower now textFX crashes. It was working before running swishpower, so something is definitely up with your product. I don't know that I can be more specific because I can't get to the point to save an fla.
Posted 08 April 2004 - 12:36 PM
powerFX does not do anything permanent to your system. I can only think that a task is running within Flash from using powerFX and when you also ran textFX you encountered resource problems.
Could you please display Performance from Task Manager and look at what CPU and memory is being used when:
- before Flash is running
- after starting Flash
- after starting powerFX
Please let me know what happens.
Posted 28 May 2004 - 11:57 AM
I thought I'd chime in. I'm new to Swish powerFx and Flash Mx04, but I've done a number of text animations with Swish so far. I'm on Win XP Pro, Pent 4, with 2.66 Ghtz processor and 1 GB of ddr Ram. And Swish is sloooooowwww. It works for me but it's very slow. It's only locked up/frozen once and that was with a text animation that had multiple lines of text. As others have said, I'd attach that file, but I couldn't finish it and so I didn't save anything.
Otherwise the product is very first rate. If you want to check out my first successful animation with it, visit http://www.frankbright.com and notice the top, lefthand area of the page ("pianist - composer - publisher" etc). The effects are great - I hope they can find some solution for the slowness. Thanks,...Frank
Posted 28 September 2004 - 10:23 AM
A little clarification for Swish staff... I don't think getting a flash file to look at will matter. You can create the issue easily... the issue is basically related to how large your text field is when you run the swish plugin. If you have 100 characters or more in your text field... it takes Swish forever to load the preview or build the plugin box. Not so, if you run it on a simple word like "Business" but if you run it on an extended sentence... it really is slow. On my machine, eventually Flash brings up a pop-up box telling me that the plugin is taking a long time and do I want to cancel.
Posted 29 September 2004 - 10:11 AM
I suggest you prototype with a small number of charcters and if possible a small number of frames. Once you are happy with the way it looks, retype the string and have it cover the number of frames you require. Processing is
proportional to characters x frames so 4 charcters over 10 frames will take 1/10th the processing time of 20 characters over 20 frames.
Unfortunately there is not a lot we can do as the processing time is a limitiation imposed by the interface supplied by MX 2004. Your PC resources are used by Flash when it does the conversion. The faster the PC and more memory you have the better off you will be.
Posted 23 October 2004 - 03:06 AM
I meain, I can understand rendering, but surely swish could come up with some interface that loads quick and does fake preview or somthing. It only needs to do that work once...
Posted 12 April 2005 - 09:15 AM
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