The heart and soul of Autodesk Scaleform is a hardware-accelerated vector graphics technology, which tessellates vector graphic shapes into triangles that modern 3D video cards can render. Converting the data into triangles enables Scaleform to output vector graphics many times faster than traditional software rasterizers, making it the ideal solution for high-performance multimedia environments.
Our all-new 2.5D rendering engine combines multi-threading with the latest hardware features, making it the fastest hardware-accelerated vector graphics software available today. Rendering performance gains of 3-5x have been reported, in addition to a significant reduction in draw primitives and CPU/GPU workload caused by advanced batching and sorting protocol.
Scalability & Tessellation
Autodesk Scaleform vector graphics are hardware-accelerated and anti-aliased using a revolutionary new technique: triangle-based tessellation and Edge AA. This technique does not rely on FSAA or complex pixel shaders.
Vector and image based Flash® scale9Grid, including special seamless image and transformation compatibility make it easy for artists to build resizable UI components such as windows, panels or buttons.
With Autodesk Scaleform, you can play files on separate threads for uninterrupted UI and asynchronous "progressive" file streaming.
Our new Flash 10.1/AS3 virtual machine enables studios to draw from a wide range of publicly available assets and resources as well as a much larger talent pool of capable developers. What's more, AS3 support opens up new doors for casual game developers to port their web games with very little modification to native apps on mobiles and consoles. Autodesk Scaleform will continue to support AS2 code.
Memory allocation is based on a heap strategy that allocates and frees memory in large logical grouped blocks, reducing fragmentation and ensuring big blocks are released to your game.
Font & Text
Efficient font compression, font type sharing, and dynamic glyph caching offer significant memory savings and high-quality scalable text output. Combined with a rich HTML text layout engine, you now have access to a world-class professional font and text solutions.