Archives Aug. 11, 2007
Cairo's slow if you're doing lots of overdraw (Porting in a turtle-graphics sample...)
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Ported one of the samples from TurtleArt over to the Cairo-based test. OMG it is slow. TurtleArt is bitmap-based, so once it's drawn something it's just blitting up the bitmap next time and then continuing to render. The Cairo renderer is doing the whole rendering process every frame. Some of these samples are rendering radial ...