JavaFX graphics performance and suitability for advanced animations

John C. Turnbull ozemale at
Fri May 31 17:47:30 PDT 2013

For screen capture as video then Camtasia is the way to go (from the makers of SnagIt too)

On 01/06/2013, at 10:44, "John C. Turnbull" <ozemale at> wrote:

> Try SnagIt for screen shots.  It's really very good.
> -jct
> On 01/06/2013, at 10:24, Daniel Zwolenski <zonski at> wrote:
>> Can anyone recommend any good screen capture software for windows? Not sure
>> it would capture this problem but it would be useful for some of the other
>> problems I'm seeing in the TD game that I can't seem to reproduce in small
>> snippets of code.
>> If I had to describe what I was seeing I would say that the movement of the
>> box as a whole across the path is quite smooth, no jumping or skipping,
>> etc.
>> The visual bit that puts me off is that the border line visually appears to
>> 'dim' and 'shimmer' slightly. I think perhaps it is the dimming that makes
>> it the most noticeable, It's almost like the border has gone from black to
>> a soft grey (which from the sounds of it, it is). Maybe it's as simple as
>> the crack filling (or whatever) being just a shade darker or something.
>> When the animation stops and turns around it jumps from grey to crisp black
>> and this highlights the change. Possibly if this colour change transition
>> was minimised it would be less noticeable, hard to say.
>> The 'shimmering' is that the line gets ever so slightly  (but just enough
>> to be noticeable) fatter at times, almost making it look like the line is
>> wobbling. I wouldn't say this is pronounced but combined with the dimming
>> the two affects just make it look on the amateur side of things.
>> With the drop shadow, it's almost like the shadow is lagging a frame behind
>> the shape. So on the way down, the shadow overlaps with the inside of the

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