JavaFX graphics performance and suitability for advanced animations

Daniel Zwolenski zonski at
Fri May 31 17:35:48 PDT 2013

Yes, this one is beautiful on my system. Nice!

I tried scaling down to 0 instead of 1, there is a slight jitter and
pixelation at the tiny ranges.

I also tried swapping in a Label instead Text just to see. It is also very
pretty at the larger sizes and possibly the pixelation and jitter is
slightly more pronounced (hard to say as it's not by much).

Generally though, hitting a very high level of niceness.

On Sat, Jun 1, 2013 at 10:02 AM, Richard Bair <richard.bair at>wrote:

> >> The text in PowerPoint is very likely outlines (treat the text as
> shapes) since there isn't much text per slide and its usually very large
> (in fact most render engines stop rendering text as glyphs at a given size
> -- for us it is > 80pt.). Hmmmm. I wonder if you used an 81pt font and
> scaled it down what that would look like?
> >
> > Well, I tried it, and it wasn't pretty:
> This, however, is beautiful. How does it look on your system.
>         final StackPane rootPane = new StackPane();
>         Text text = new Text("This is a text node");
>         text.setFont(Font.font(Font.getDefault().getFamily(), 81));
>         ScaleTransition scale = new ScaleTransition(Duration.seconds(5),
> text);
>         scale.setCycleCount(Animation.INDEFINITE);
>         scale.setAutoReverse(true);
>         scale.setFromX(1);
>         scale.setFromY(1);
>         scale.setToX(10);
>         scale.setToY(10);
>         rootPane.getChildren().add(text);
>         Scene scene = new Scene(rootPane, 1200, 800);
>         stage.setScene(scene);

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