Seamless Tiles

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Re: Seamless Tiles

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Phergus wrote:
Mazerik wrote:one other question... in photoshop 5.5, how do you make an object (for example, a table) and preserve the transparency so that you can drop it on top of another tile in Maptools? I should know how to do this, but for the life of me I cannot seem to do it!

You save them as PNG files though there is probably a setting in Photoshop that says to preserve transparency. I use Gimp so can't help you with the specific setting.

When saving images that have a transparent area around them use whatever the feature in Photoshop is called that allows you to automatically crop away the unneeded portions while preserving the drop shadow.

Photoshop 5.5 is pretty old. I don't remember what its PNG support was like. Modern versions do let you preserve transparency, but only as a PNG-24. PNG-8 does support transparency, but not through native Photoshop controls.

The command you are looking for is Trim. You have the option to trim away surrounding fully transparent pixels, while preserving drop shadow, glows and the like.

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Re: Seamless Tiles

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Here is a pit trap that I made. It fits right on top of the tiles I created. Thank you KeithCurtis for the assistance... I used the option to "Save to Web" and it was set on PNG 8, so I switched it to PNG 24. Awesome. This pit was just a trial, but I plan on making some spike pits (possibly with impaled corpses, etc.). Give me more ideas for this kind of thing. I am having loads of fun making these since I am still looking for a group to play with online.
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Re: Seamless Tiles

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Here is another style of dungeon... do you think it would look ok the way the walls are? I mean if they were next to each other? It would make it easy to create doors and wall decor with this style.

I haven't made any corner pieces yet, just curious on your thoughts.
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Here is a tile that would connect a tunnel going west and turning to the north
Here is a tile that would connect a tunnel going west and turning to the north
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this would be a hall running east-west
this would be a hall running east-west
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this would be a hall running north-south
this would be a hall running north-south
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Last edited by Mazerik on Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Seamless Tiles

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Hey Keithcurtis... were you ever an instructor at ITT in Tampa, Fl? Your sketch reminds me of an instructor I had there and his name was Keith... Anyways, thanks for the tips

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Re: Seamless Tiles

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Here is a door that can be dropped in on this tile. Let me know what you think.
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Re: Seamless Tiles

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That's pretty cool. Makes me want to re-do the wall tiles in my tileset.

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Re: Seamless Tiles

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Mazerik, I really like the style of those perspective walls. And the thickness would work well towards a VBL issue that we're having with our current tileset. Very cool! And I like the concept of just dropping a door onto a wall, instead of building a doorway, etc.

Keep 'em up. I'm going to yoink stuff from your gallery now!

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Re: Seamless Tiles

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wow, I am glad you guys liked them. I stopped working on them for a little while because I wasn't getting much feedback. I really liked the way it would work as far as being able to show wall hangings, doors and other things. The perspective isn't completely perfect as a whole, but not bad room by room. I tried one with true perspective, but it was very difficult to maintain. Here are some other ones I have been working on. Let me know what you guys think. I will concentrate more on the ones that get the most feedback. Go to this website for more, including end cap pieces.


http://gallery.rptools.net/v/contrib/Mazerik/Dungeon/
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here is a wall that runs east to west
here is a wall that runs east to west
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here is a squared corner piece
here is a squared corner piece
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here is a rounded corner piece
here is a rounded corner piece
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here is a wall that goes north to south
here is a wall that goes north to south
Wall_East_mid-section.png (88.63 KiB) Viewed 2693 times
though I haven't created any regular doors for this yet, I did make a secret door.  You can place it on top of one of the walls and make it visible to the players if they find it.
though I haven't created any regular doors for this yet, I did make a secret door. You can place it on top of one of the walls and make it visible to the players if they find it.
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Re: Seamless Tiles

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Nice work. These last ones are looking particularly good. Well done.

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Re: Seamless Tiles

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Thanks for the comments you guys. I can't seem to make my mind up. I did this one because it combined elements from two of the other styles I used. Let me know what you think.
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Re: Seamless Tiles

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Try making the stones a little bigger in that last wall. That would be a lot of work to build a wall that way, unless they built the flat wall and then backfilled behind the wall I guess.

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Re: Seamless Tiles

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here are a couple more. I made the rock walls a little larger.
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Here is a hallway piece running from North to South
Here is a hallway piece running from North to South
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Here is a hallway corner piece running from East to North
Here is a hallway corner piece running from East to North
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Here is a hallway piece running from East to West
Here is a hallway piece running from East to West
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Re: Seamless Tiles

Post by simonr43 »

Mazerik, these are excellent. My favourites so far are the set with the secret door. Although the first set with the perspective looks good it could be difficult to make a full tileset (says me who hasn't even attempted anything like this!),

keep up the good work

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Re: Seamless Tiles

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Verily! I'll try to get aorund to fooling around with some of them the next couple of days, see how I think they act up!
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Re: Seamless Tiles

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Wow. Those are great. Do you have them in a central repository or in a zip file?
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