Vector Vs Bitmap

JPickardJPickard Member Posts: 477
No, I'm not kidding when I tell you those are my cats names, and no I'm not kidding when I ask if GameSalad cares if an image is one or the other as far as memory, performance, etc? (like Flash does).

also: Vector & Bitmap: :)

and yes they did have kittens named Raster and Pixel. </graphicsnerd>


  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef Posts: 9,934
    GameSalad doesn't support vector art right now. so yeah it cares. :)

    You have to save your vectors as pngs when your ready to load it to GameSalad
  • JPickardJPickard Member Posts: 477
    Good, cuz I suck at vector art.

    Bad, cuz vector art eats tons less resources.
  • kapserkapser Member Posts: 458
    Yet it might eat more speed in the core engine. I don't know much about this actually, but flash is made for animation so most of it's engine is built around this. I don't know a lot of engine that handle vector in-game.
  • design219design219 Member Posts: 2,273
    JPickard said:
    ... vector art eats tons less resources.

    Not necessarily true. Even though vector art is lighter in file size, it still has to be converted to pixels to display on a screen. That is a processor intensive task. I work with Flash and have produced an iPhone/Android app with Flash. All the support documentation regarding performance from Adobe recommends using "cache a bitmap" whenever possible to keep performance up. Or use bitmaps when possible.
  • JPickardJPickard Member Posts: 477
    design219. That's very interesting. I did not know that (obviously). And I consider that very good news. :)
  • FjantIncFjantInc Member Posts: 115
    Awesome name for your cats :-) I actually thought of naming a cat pixel before, but then I remembered that cats are evil :-)
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