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 Post subject: How do you go about making your own custom item or objects?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:40 pm 
Hi everyone, I'm new to this whole forum thing, but the question I want to ask is, does MapTools have any type of extra tool or program that they use or recommend for creating your own objects or items? (like portals, archways things of the sort)

any info would be great!

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 Post subject: Re: How do you go about making your own custom item or objec
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:04 pm 
On the community page there is a list of links and resources like the various image libraries at the bottom. Also, there are plug-ins under File in MapTool to add resource library. The 3rd icon shows a bunch of available downloads.

http://www.rptools.net/community/

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 Post subject: Re: How do you go about making your own custom item or objec
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:14 pm 
Generally folks use GIMP or Photoshop to create images. I lift mine from the MapTool downloadables or use sites like rpgmapshare.com.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:13 am 
and there's the tokentoolof course

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 Post subject: Re: How do you go about making your own custom item or objec
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:23 am 
Chaotics69 wrote:
Hi everyone, I'm new to this whole forum thing, but the question I want to ask is, does MapTools have any type of extra tool or program that they use or recommend for creating your own objects or items? (like portals, archways things of the sort)

any info would be great!

Thanks!


Is there any tips for newbies to creating own objects ?


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 Post subject: Re: How do you go about making your own custom item or objec
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:07 am 
allanconner172 wrote:

Is there any tips for newbies to creating own objects ?


1) Don't just plop whatever image you find on the internet onto your map (the map background included). First check out how big (kilo/mega-bytes) it is, then if too big, use a tool (like GIMP or Tokentool) to process that image and make it lighter weight. I try to keep my token images to 250x250 pixels -ish.

2) There are tons of images floating out in the Web. Just remember that if you use an image, you may not have rights to that image. Generally speaking you should be able to use it for your own private use, but if you share what you have done with this forum, make sure you have rights to the images you share.

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