Symbol(s) Asset creation tutorial

p4nic

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Hi gang, I'm currently running a Star Wars game and am interested in learning how to make map assets that would fit this theme. Could someone please create a quick little tutorial on making some of the fantastic assets I've seen here?

If this has been done somewhere else, does anyone have a link I could check out?

Thanks!
 

Silvia_Crow

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I use PS cs2, other programs can be use as long as thay can save the file as a png image, remember to set the background to transparent and trim your image so that only it is in focus. If you want to make it custom colors, use the color Green: for line, blue: for fill out color or base color and red: to add shadows or other details

Add the asset in a folder to wonderdraft->asset->example->sprites->symbols.
Start wonderdraft and now there should be a text document in your asset folder, close wonderdraft, open the text document and find "draw_mode": "normal", change it to "draw_mode": "custom_colors", save, reopen wonderdraft and look under the symbol tab. Hopefully you'll find your asset there.

I hope this will help you, even if it just a little.
 

Xandyr78

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I use PS cs2, other programs can be use as long as thay can save the file as a png image, remember to set the background to transparent and trim your image so that only it is in focus. If you want to make it custom colors, use the color Green: for line, blue: for fill out color or base color and red: to add shadows or other details...
Thank you for a very concise but easy-to-grasp tutorial...I have a question...is there a way to know the scale of the asset in WonderDraft? Does the slider use the .PNG's full size at full slide, or does it use some other sort of scaling? I'd really like to create a unique set of icons, but I want to give them as much flexibility as possible.
 

Silvia_Crow

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I, sadly, don't know anything about the slider. I usually set mine to 600 in width and use Preserve height-width ratiot, and that seems to work fine.
try playing around with the sizes and see what suits you best :)
 

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Mystilik_Mew wrote on Nexoness's profile.
Sorry for bothering you, but I'm having trouble trying to use one of your themes for Wonderdraft.
I've got the zip file in my folders, and I tried unzipping and just putting that in their alone. I'm using Mac btw, hope you can help? Thanks

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