this is an Excellent article, the way its set out with the vids and pics. very technical but not rambley. I learnt alot out of it.
Bob would have been proud
Congratulations Lukas:) Amazing piece of 3D parametric shader:) thank You for sharing Your knowledge:)
Sprytile is a set of tools that help turn 2D tile sets into 3D art inside Blender. The toolkit was developed as an open source project and can be freely downloaded.
Turn your 2D tile sets…
…into something like this 3D house:
- Tile building: build your mesh directly with tiles, skip tedious UV mapping while quickly rotating and flipping tiles.
- UV painting: create your mesh with other Blender tools, then quickly UV map them to your tiles. Spend less time in the UV editor.
- Pixel grid tools: keep your mesh aligned to the grid with pixel translation, move vertices around with confidence.
Here is a brief tutorial to help you get started:
The toolkit requires Blender 2.77 or higher. There’s also sprite sheet generator for Blender, which you can find useful.