[DIS] Background to paintings etc

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[DIS] Background to paintings etc

Post by octalot » Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:00 am

The tileset guidelines state (http://wiki.themanaworld.org/index.php/ ... evelopment ):
a mapper has got only 3 layers ... Paintings shouldn't have transparent borders, but wall behind them. If you plan to use for example paintings in different tileset, save them elsewhere as transparent objects and then reapply them to another tile.
I think this guideline should be reversed. Paintings are by their nature a reusable tile, and the 3-layer restriction should be lifted soon. Everything in the woodland_indoor_x3 set ignores this rule, as do many objects in woodland_indoor (to take the first example that reminded me to challenge this).
Retired from TMW; incomplete projects looking for a dev:
Cave foliage (plants up the walls): http://forums.themanaworld.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5659
Cave wetwalls (water down the walls): http://forums.themanaworld.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5816
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Re: [DIS] Background to paintings etc

Post by octalot » Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:41 pm

*bump*

No opinions either way?
That guideline needs rewriting at the moment anyway, to explain how the recently-added support for more map layers works.
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