I had been using the Quick Preview to adjust lip-syncing and timing and what-not, but now all of a sudden it is taking forever, just as long as an export. Is there some reason this might be happening?
This morning I updated my Flash Player. Would that be the reason?
Due to a drop-shadow effect causing another problem before (shadows become patchy when there is a fade-in or fade-out screen in front of them), I suspected this might be the problem and deleted the drop-shadow on my character. Sure enough, the quick preview was back to normal.
I guess the solution is to leave drop-shadows out until you’re absolutely ready for your final export. But it would be interesting to know why the drop shadow has these nasty affects. Does anyone know?
The Drop Shadow cannot be exported directly to Flash. Because of this it has to be converted to a drawing at every frame and this operation can be costly.