Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

confused

This topic is 6359 days old which is more than the 365 day threshold we allow for new replies. Please post a new topic.

If you intended to correct an error in the post then please contact us.

Recommended Posts

I tried to create an isometric tile but I cannot get them to plot equally. Is there a special diamond shape that must be used? I was looking for the perfect isometric diamond shape with my little paint program, but when I paint the tiles the spaces in between them are not equal to the tile that I have drawn. Can someone give me several pointers? Thanks in advance

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sorry, I replied this but accidentally clicked "new post"...
Look in the topic list for "tile shape"...

Samah


"...the grave is no bar to my call..." - The Horn Of Valere

Edited by - Samah on July 17, 2000 11:35:40 PM

Edited by - Samah on July 17, 2000 11:36:06 PM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Umm... yah what he replied with was a hex tile... TANSTAFAL (I think it was him) Did an article on it somewhere around here... find it and you''ll be happy!
- Ben

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That wasn''t a hex tile...

It may have 6 edges, but the top and bottom are more like ''corners''. It allows the tile to perfectly tesselate without any gaps.

Samah



"...the grave is no bar to my call..." - The Horn Of Valere

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The diamond can be any shape or size. You just have to figure out the math for your specific tile.

XPos=X*4-Y*2
YPos=X*3+Y*1

In my case it''s a multiple of the above formula.

X and Y are the tile positions in the map. XPos and YPos are where the tile will be drawn to the screen.

Ben

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites