Flash :: frames per second


macrumors 68040
Original poster
Jun 13, 2004
Is there any standard as to how many Frames Per Second (fps) to have when doing a Flash movie/website? I think the defualt is 12 fps. I've noticed on a site I did with 12 fps it looked a little choppy. Is it recomended to double the fps to 24? How do you decide how many fps to go with in Flash? Is there anything to consider when deciding?

Thanks :)


macrumors 68040
Oct 19, 2004
Calgary, AB
eh I have no hard and fast rule about it. Ussually if it looks choppy I bump it up to 15-18 to see if that smooths it out(less moving of frames) but I have gone up to 24 before.


macrumors 6502a
Nov 13, 2004
Cincinnati, OH
24 fps is supposedly the point where one cannot determine that the moving image is really made up of individual images (choppy). TV is at 24 fps, but it uses interlace which cheats a little in that aspect.

That said, even though you don't notice choppiness with 24fps, you can still tell the difference between say 24fps and 30fps, it's a whole lot smoother.

I would start with 24 FPS and if you want smoother go with 30, but never over. That's because people who's computer aren't up to it (flash isn't as effiecient as you would like, it doesn't take that much to slow it down) will have all sorts of problems.

I would say if you have 10 unique objects(same objects, many times don't count) at a time on screen, then you need to be at 24fps or lower. But someone else should comment on this. Plus it's variable because not all objects are created equal.
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