I am currently working on project that is made entirely of 2-D elements, images-as-planes. I have the whole scene on one layer right now and the viewport playback speed has slowed down badly. I have changed the fps to 24 and have checked "frame dropping" but the best it can do is 15 fps. If i moved parts of the scene to different layers and then made them invisible would I be able to improve viewport playback speed? All of the elements are images-as-planes and are being loaded from an external hard drive; is there a way to bake an image-as-plane so it does not have to be loaded over and over?
Would packing all the external data into the Blend file reduce the problem?
And finally, if 15 fps is the best I can do with the viewport, is there any problem with rendering the final project as 15 fps ?