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Thread: Remove or keep the 'Ellipse' feature of the Quick Backdrop Object?

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    Remove or keep the 'Ellipse' feature of the Quick Backdrop Object?

    Hi everybody!

    I'm currently working on optimizing the iOS runtime's graphics performance and prepare it for Fusion 2.5's extra lovely features such as the ScreenZoom object (rotation and scaling of layers).

    To do that the best possible way I've noticed during my code reviews that the rendering code is unnecessarily complex in some areas because of the "Ellipse" feature in the Quick Backdrop Object.

    So I'm asking you here: Does anyone rely on this feature at all? Can existing games who use it use another way of drawing ellipses?

    Mainly: Do you mind if such a minor feature is removed from the runtime in order for us to make the iOS runtime better and possibly faster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anders View Post
    Hi everybody!

    I'm currently working on optimizing the iOS runtime's graphics performance and prepare it for Fusion 2.5's extra lovely features such as the ScreenZoom object (rotation and scaling of layers).

    To do that the best possible way I've noticed during my code reviews that the rendering code is unnecessarily complex in some areas because of the "Ellipse" feature in the Quick Backdrop Object.

    So I'm asking you here: Does anyone rely on this feature at all? Can existing games who use it use another way of drawing ellipses?

    Mainly: Do you mind if such a minor feature is removed from the runtime in order for us to make the iOS runtime better and possibly faster?
    Hmm, one of my games uses it, but, then again, I could probably just replace it with an active object. I don't have the iOS runtime, though, and said game wouldn't really work on iOS, since it is a not-so-optimized platformer. I say that you can probably remove it. If MMF2.5 removes support for it completely, then maybe MMF2.5 could convert quick backdrops that use the ellipse feature into normal backdrop objects, so we don't have to go through all of our objects and do it manually.

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    Why on earth would anyone use an ellipse for a quick backdrop?
    Well, I guess someone might... but it's pretty darn easy to draw an ellipse and use the ellipse graphic with a regular backdrop.
    I've only ever used quick backdrops for flat colors or gradients.

    I vote to nix the ellipse.

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    I dont think this Feature is necessary

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    I vote to lose it - Its easy enough for people to just draw it and if this helps the runtime do it!

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    Never used it! Drawing your own is probably better

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    The quick backdrop object can be used to draw an elipse??? Just kidding!

    Anders, go for it! Do what you need to make the iOS exporter better.

    Cheers!

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    Remove it.

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    Fine with me.

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    Never used it. I vote remove it if it's a pain to code

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