Begginer Question on the Shadow Pen

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Hello, is there any way (through scripting) or other means that the shadow pen ignore layers? and just paint? I'm running out of tiles (cept' E) and the shadow pen doesn't paint that layer.

Thanks for the help in advance :)
 

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Not sure what you mean. The shadow pen has its own layer, and is completely separate from the auto-layers used by tiles A-E.
 

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Well for some strange reason its not painting on any of my E layers. =/
 

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That's because shadow pen only paints the ground level (Tile A). It's used for drawing wall and building shadows.
 

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I'm not too keen on that either. Strange to have a house with a shrub right next to it, and the house shadow doesn't fall over the shrub.

But if you changed it (via script) so the shadow DOES draw over everything, it's guaranteed that there'll be instances where you don't want it to.
 

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Noooo was kinda hoping you wouldn't say that... like I said, I'm starting to run out of A tiles. =/ Guess I just have to figure sumthin' out. Perhaps I should really consider parallax mapping.
 
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One option is always to use separate picture for only the shadows and remove original auto shadows from the map with the pen. :3 You wouldn't need to parallax everything, unless you prefer it that way.
 
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