In my game I have a cool 'portal effect' at the end of every level. Currently, it's done by drawing a whole lot of sprites that look like this:
They are quite large and there's a lot of them, so it's a HUGE strain on the GPU fillrate - it's drawing something like 90% empty pixels for every circle! Add to that the pixel shader on each of them, and, well... you can see the problem.
Recently I came up with the idea of using Canvas instead to draw the circles, however that option didn't work either - drawing a circle with a line width of >1 is apparently something Canvas can't handle too well without making a ton of draw calls. You can turn this option on in the capx to see the performance problems.
Since it looks like attachments are broken at the moment, here's a temporary link to the capx (requires Canvas).https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/41931267/SpiralCircles.capx
So, does anyone have any ideas about how to draw a few big circles (of different colours) without melting the computer?