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Easy Question: Graph Canvass for Tileset Layout

Dec 27, 2011, 02:31 (This post was last modified: Dec 27, 2011 02:32 by Darvious.)
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Easy Question: Graph Canvass for Tileset Layout
I need to create a tileset for a game that I am working on. The tiles in the game are 32x32. How could I graph out a 320x320 canvass so that it has 100 32x32 squares?
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Dec 27, 2011, 09:21 (This post was last modified: Dec 27, 2011 09:28 by rich2005.)
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RE: Easy Question: Graph Canvass for Tileset Layout
not such a minor question.

On a trivial level, make sure a grid is visible View -> Show Grid
Then go to Image -> Configure Grid and set the spacing to 32 and maybe adjust the style and colour.

here is a composite of some screenshots. http://i.imgur.com/q2YOO.jpg
But, things you can then do,
Set up some guides, click and drag guides from the top and left side rulers.
Make a selection either using 'snap to grid' or 'snap to guides' so you can paint inside a tile without affecting adjacent tiles.
Chop the whole thing up using
Image -> Transform -> Guillotine. Chops the image up using the guides. Warning, you can end up with a lot of images on you desktop. LOL.

Remember to save all you work in progress as a Gimp xcf image, that way your grid and guides and selections are all saved for the next time you open the image.

edit: If you want a permanent grid, then maybe make a new layer and create a grid graphic using Filters -> Render -> pattern -> grid. The dialog is much the same as for the image grid.

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Dec 27, 2011, 16:06 (This post was last modified: Dec 27, 2011 16:08 by Darvious.)
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RE: Easy Question: Graph Canvass for Tileset Layout
Thanks for the replies you guys. I will have to wait until tonight to try these suggestions out. (22 straight hours of programming, testing, drawing in this session.) Tired Smile
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