I know that making scene transitions smoother has been talked about a lot in the community here. But an idea popped in my head and I figured it wouldn’t hurt to throw it out there.
If I have this right - the background images of scenes are cached on the startup of the XP. This is why the background image of a scene ‘travels with’ the scene to scene transitions.
Caching is a powerful thing. So I’m wondering if it’d be possible to somehow allow the designer to decide what is cached in each scene. I love checkboxes - maybe each asset/group or collection has a checkbox that says “Cache with Scene”. So it is held in memory upon the startup of the XP.
I know performance is important, and there’s chances this could bog down the XP. But the designer would at least have the choice. For example, if my main navigation is in a group - it may not bog down the display if I decide to only cache that main navigation group with the scene. So when that scene is entered, the background image AND my main navigation come with it.
Just an idea - maybe it’s not perfectly thought out, but it could possibly lead us on the right path. I’d be curious if other designers agree: