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Hexagonal tiles

Jan 22, 2011, 21:14
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Hexagonal tiles
I've been trying to figure out a way to make hexagonal tiles to use in an XNA game that I'm trying to program. Can anyone point me in the direction of a tutorial that shows this or show me how this can be accomplished with gimp (if it can be). Thanks.
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Jan 22, 2011, 21:43 (This post was last modified: Jan 22, 2011 21:45 by ofnuts.)
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RE: Hexagonal tiles
Depends a bit what you call "hexagonal tiles". Gimp, like all image editing software I know, can only produce rectangular images, but you can make parts transparent so whatever is left visible is an hexagon.

Typically, after drawing what will fit in the hexagon:
- use filter/render/gfig to generate a filled hexagon (that will be on an additional layer).
- select new layer and "Layer/Transparency/Alpha to selection" on that new layer (this makes a selection the shape of the hexagon)
- at that point you can still adjust the hexagon position over the drawing ("move selection" option of the move tool)
- selection/invert (selects everything but the hexagon)
- back to image layer
- Del key to stamp out the hexagon
- Image/autocrop to shave the unnecessary transparent bits.
- Save using a filetype that supports transparency (GIF, PNG)


PS: the black corners above are really transparent..

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