Jon Simpson

Core Animation in Flash Player 10.1

21 Feb 2010

Post from one of Adobe’s Flash engineers working on the Mac Flash plugin as regards their use of Core Animation to reduce Flash’s CPU usage. Interestingly, the push for better performance seems to have come from Apple.

The support for the Core Animation drawing model was originally driven by Apple and we have worked feverishly to finish the engineering work on both sides.

All improvements are welcome, although I can’t say I’m planning to uninstall ClickToFlash any time soon with the number of annoying Flash ads that are out there.