I was wondering,
When you set the property of a cpu intensive movieclip to
_visible = false; Does flash stop processing the scripts on the movieclip?

I suppose I can (and will) do a few experiments, but why not ask it to the pro’s first?

I’d say that it will still run the movie clip, along with any ActionScripts included in it, it’s just that you can’t see it.

I’m saying this, as I’ve made a few games before where you can print out the result, but since the result was different each time, the print movie had to be generated on the fly. It loaded up into a place holder, worked out the print view, then printed it out, but since the _visible property was off, the user never saw it.

In which case it’s still going to put a demand on your CPU.