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Are hex tiles hard to draw? Any tutes?

on: March 27, 2007, 03:42:39 pm
Hello, new member here. I'm interested in learning more about hexagonal tiles, will any of you kind people share youir knowledge with me or point me to a resource where these are discussed?

p.s. Any links to to good hex games screenshots would be helpful too.
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Re: Are hex tiles hard to draw? Any tutes?

Reply #1 on: March 27, 2007, 09:12:56 pm
If you're actually interested in developing a game with hexagonal tiles http://www.gamedev.net/reference/articles/article1800.asp would probably be a good place to start. 

As far as actually drawing the tiles http://sc.tri-bit.com/Hex_Grids has the only good information I could find.

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Re: Are hex tiles hard to draw? Any tutes?

Reply #2 on: March 28, 2007, 12:20:06 pm
they are nto hard at all to draw, in fact far easier to eliminate the grid.  i <3 hex tiles and was thinking about a game based on them recently (actually 2, one an rpg/"pokemontype" game and the other an army strategy game)

just make sure that you get everything sorted out far in advance

also i would suggest using the "perfect" lines (1/2 slope), since an actual 30 degree angle will end up broken and ugly unless you work quite large
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Re: Are hex tiles hard to draw? Any tutes?

Reply #3 on: March 28, 2007, 12:51:37 pm
This is more about coding thant designing the tiles but still :
http://www-cs-students.stanford.edu/~amitp/gameprog.html#hex

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Re: Are hex tiles hard to draw? Any tutes?

Reply #4 on: March 28, 2007, 12:55:26 pm
anyone know of a good example to show? all I can think of is 'qbert' I think...
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Re: Are hex tiles hard to draw? Any tutes?

Reply #5 on: March 28, 2007, 12:59:21 pm
Isn't Q*bert isometric? I think The Settlers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Settlers) is made up of hexagon tiles.
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Reply #6 on: March 28, 2007, 01:00:52 pm
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Re: Are hex tiles hard to draw? Any tutes?

Reply #7 on: March 28, 2007, 02:22:36 pm
Q*Bert IS isometric. Just going down a lot, so it's lots of isocubes and looks hexagonal.

And Settlers has strange shifted squares as tiles i think like this kinda   \    \

History Line has hextiles, as has Battle Isle.
http://www.mobygames.com/game/historyline-1914-1918/screenshots
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Re: Are hex tiles hard to draw? Any tutes?

Reply #8 on: March 28, 2007, 07:58:21 pm
Look up the game Cyberstorm for the pc, old RTS classic from Sierra.

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Re: Are hex tiles hard to draw? Any tutes?

Reply #9 on: March 29, 2007, 01:27:58 am
Battle for Wesnoth has hex tiles: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Wesnoth
Not sure most of the tiles are the best examples of pixel art, but it might give you some ideas.
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