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Offline Blackfire

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Need some help with level design...
« on: 06 March 2009 11:59 PM »

 I hope someone out there can help me, I'm working with Truespace7.6 but have hit a bit of a snag. I understand one can lay a floorplan down and build on it for an accurate map, but I dont know the format or how it is done, the video tutorials from the site are of no help and while I have some good floor plans, I don't know how I can use them or get them into truespace, I'm quite inexperienced with these programs. Can anyone help?

Offline Falin

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Re: Need some help with level design...
« Reply #1 on: 07 March 2009 02:05 AM »
you'll first have to go to a top-down perspective, then click on the TS6 menu->display options to bring up the UI.

there's a box there that says "show background image/color", right click it to bring up it's options. then click on the Blank button below where it says Background image. this will allow you to choose the image you want (I use TFG's, as BMP and JPG's get funky.) there's a size limit on it, but i can't recall what it is (just make sure both directions are same size ie 768x768, else you get soem wierd stretchings).

if the image didn't autoshow, left click the first button i told you to right click to get it to show.

you should now have a nice top down gridded view to layout and draw your item from the image.
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Offline Blackfire

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Re: Need some help with level design...
« Reply #2 on: 07 March 2009 02:21 AM »
Thank you very much Falin, I really needed that info. :)