hardware accelerated flash preview available
- The Flash-based panorama-viewer game might get a bit more interesting shortly, now that a public preview of the (codename) "molehill" technology is available:
This uses (shader-based) 3d hardware acceleration, not unlike what is/will be available with WebGL.
So what does this mean? If you are willing to install that preview, compare these two versions of the same movie and compare the processor load:
(the latter should hardly tax your cpu at all)
For now, the only remotely panorama-related techdemo I have found is this one (which only works with the preview build of the flash 11 player):