The file that you downloaded is the zip file, you're looking at the contents of the file because Windows has a built in zip file viewer. Just use Blender's addon installation as shown in the tutorial/manual.
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Hi TTerebesi, happy to hear that Sprytile helped get you into Blender! When you import your .blend file into Unity you get a folder called Materials beside your blend file. The materials in this folder is where you would set the texture/tileset.
First thing to do is import your texture into your Unity project and adjust the texture import settings. Select the texture and in the inspector, set it to the following settings.
Next, you'll have to adjust your materials. Go to the materials subfolder and edit each material in there, change the shader to Unlit/Transparent Cutout and set your texture/tileset into the material.
These are basic settings for materials, feel free to play around as you get more familiar with Unity. This material also doesn't do double sided rendering, that's a bit more complex to setup in Unity.
You may see seams inside Unity. The easiest way to fix this is to select the camera and change the Rendering Path setting to Deferred.
Technically, the best way to fix this is to set auto pad offset to 0.20 in Sprytile but unfortunately the defaults aren't set to that.
No need to apologize, the tutorials really didn't consider people completely new to Blender which I hope to address in the next documentation pass.
I'm probably not moving edges when tiles are moved at angles, it's more likely that they've been rotated. There's a section of the text advanced documents that shows how to do this.
Hope this answers your question, have fun with using Sprytile!
And here's the final version!
View the 3D model here: https://sketchfab.com/models/129257232ebf487eb8179dbc333391cc
Check out the post on Cartrdge talking a bit about the differences from the WIP
There are no immediate plans for this but if I port Sprytile to a commercial 3D package it would be closed source and paid. It would be the only way it makes commercial sense for myself.
I know of a few people who started on 3D using Sprytile, so Blender is not an insurmountable thing for beginners and there are a lot of resources to get people started.
Hmm, you shouldn't need to be doing anything else. I can't think of any settings that would do this. When you enter build mode, do you see the tile preview in the viewport? Are you still able to create faces with the build tool?
I was considering implementing this but decided against it when I seemed to be getting good results with pixel perfect UV positioning. Theoretically it's not too difficult to implement, might make it an option for the next release since I'm seeing more users come up against this limitation recently. Thanks for trying out Sprytile and giving feedback.
- While in edit mode, change to face mesh select mode by pressing Ctrl+Tab
- Select the faces to delete by right clicking
- You can also use paint selection by pressing `C` and painting the selection. Scroll the mouse wheel up and down so change the brush size
- After selecting the faces/tiles you want to delete, press `X` or the delete key and select `Faces`
The documentation update for v0.4,2 is still a work in progress.
In the meantime, I've made a couple of lower production quality videos covering some aspects of Sprytile usage.
In this video, I touch on two methods to create non blocky scenes with Sprytile. There are many ways to do this, these are just a couple of ideas.
This video is a demonstration of Set Normal Mode, which can be used to build with tiles even when the axis is not on the global XYZ plane.
Oof, I'm sorry it took so long for me to reply, this thread had slipped my mind.
The modifications to make to the files are in this gist, this is for Sprytile version 0.4.22: https://gist.github.com/ChemiKhazi/d73f60e7d68ad7bb64df7bd9ed6bebc7
Keep in mind that using the auto update mechanism will probably break any changes you make to Sprytile.
There isn't a way to change sprytile's hotkeys beyond the one to invoke Sprytile, sorry.
I haven't figured out how to get modal key mappings working yet and it seems to be poorly documented in Blender.
I am open to creating alternate hotkey binding modes for future releases to accommodate users though.
I don't use Discord regularly myself, I'm mostly a Slack user but I'm open to doing a Discord if that's what the community would like to use.
I'll send feelers out so see if this is something people are interested in. Thanks for the suggestion, Hyohnoo!
Hmm, a bit difficult to diagnose this without more to go on. It's possible the problem is the viewport shading mode, which I do need to highlight in the next documentation pass.
Make sure the viewport shading is set to material when this happens next.
Came across this too when I tried to reproduce the issue. Textures not showing up seems to happen when you start a new scene with Cycles on before using Sprytile. It's a little strange that it continues to work when switching to Cycles after setting up Sprytile, but this issue has been noted in the recent docs update :)
This is using Blenders internal renderer? I've been rendering using that and don't remember having to take any extra steps, the material and texture setup should theoretically take care of it.
I'm afraid I'll only be able to help with this tomorrow since I'll be AFK, but try searching for mipmap settings, either in the system settings or the material.
Reset offsets to zero, and set the tile size back to 32x32. Set padding to 1x1. It looks like you added margins to the tileset, from eyeballing it, looks like you have to add 1 margin on each side, and then a 1x1 offset.
Think of padding as the safe space that goes around the tile.
Margins are the spacing between tiles.
Offset moves the entire grid from the origin.
It sounds like the mipmap settings weren't saved in the blender preferences. Go back to the user preferences step in the tutorial about the mipmap settings and make sure to press save preferences on the bottom corner of the window before closing the preferences.