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Tile Lab Window
The purpose of this window is to divide and save an image into separate tile files. Usually you will use this tool when you have a big image of an area (let's say from Google Maps) and you want to divide it into tiles (do the cutting and resizing of each tile).
The image you want to slice, is loaded as an overlay to the Theater Window Map, which you can move or resize directly with your mouse, using the buttons on this form or using the keyboard shortcuts. After you are satisfied with the position and the size of your image, you can create the tiles, which will be cut along the grid of the Map.
Open an image
This button opens an image for cutting. The formats that can be opened are BMP and DDS. As soon as the image is opened, it will be displayed on the Theater Window Map.
When this checkbox is checked, all size operations made to the image, keep the image's proportions which had, before the operation started. If you uncheck it, change the size (and the proportions) and check it again, it will lock to the last proportions and not the original one.
These two areas are identical. They are used to move and size the image respectively. By pressing on the arrows, you move or size the image towards the direction of the arrow. The amount of pixels to move or size is defined by the value in the textbox. By pressing on the arrows which end to a line, the image will be snapped (either by sizing or moving) to the nearest grid line.
arrow keysfor moving and
Ctrl + arrow keysfor sizing. For snapping to the grid use
Alt +the shortcut keys. For the shortcut keys to work, the Theater Window must be in focus.
This slider controls the transparency of our image in the Theater Window Map. This feature was added, in order to see both layers (the image and the underlying map) at the same time, to help the moving and sizing of the image.
The names of the tiles will be defined by the two textboxes. The
Prefix will be common between all produced tiles. The
Start Count is a Hexadecimal number and will be added to the
Prefix, always adding 1 for each subsequence tile.
Hletter) defines a set category, the first two hexadecimal numbers are the number of the set that the tile belongs to and the last hexadecimal number is the position of the tile in the set (from 0 to 15, or 0 to F).
When you open the Tile Lab Window, the
Start Count textbox will be populated by the next available set number in texture.bin file and tile number of 0. The label below will represent these values in decimal for reference.