First, sorry. I have created few threads in past few days. Almost feels like I'm asking here too much. Not about this topic thou.
However, it also feels like starting is hardest. Learning the software etc. So all the support for newcomers is absolutley priceless!
So anyway, as a horror gaming fan it's my long time dream to create something of my own. Past days I have been trying to figure what I could accomplish with this software, and I'm starting to build a good picture about that.
My strenght lies (as I believe) in graphics, audio and overall atmosphere. Coding is my weak point, but this software is making this possible!
Ah I'm yabbering again.. sorry!
So, flashlight and other sources of light is extremely important to me. I was able to create a flashlight by applying black layer to my frame. So it's all dark. And another black layer in which I have brushed hole in the middle, and blending it to blackness. And upon pressing key I could switch these two layers. It works quite well and looks good too.
Problem is that dragging big, 2000x800 .png file around seems quite heavy (file is around 380kb, so I think it should be smoother?). There's small lag when moving with this method. If I take my "flashlight" away, it works smoothly.
So do you think there is a way to accomplish something similiar, but in lighter manner?