Smooth autotiles - a 5 minute hack to nice transitions

Avery

Sleeping Dinosaur
Restaff
Joined
Oct 13, 2012
Messages
2,495
Reaction score
14,947
First Language
German
Primarily Uses
N/A
I see a lot people having struggle with that, so here is a quick and easy solution I wanted to share.

Step 1:

There is this tile in Dungeon_A2 - cut it out.

Step 2:

Duplicate it two times and merge the 3 layers.

Step 3:
and

Add your two terrains as seperate layers.

Step 4:

Add a white layer mask to the layer you want to be in the on the "outside".

Step 5:

Copy and paste the modified Dungeon_A2 tile on the the layer mask.

Step 6:

Merge the result and copy it on your A2-Sheet.

Step 7:
Be happy, you have smoother transistions between your terrains now, works for most "natural" terrain types.
 

Frogboy

I'm not weak to fire
Veteran
Joined
Apr 19, 2016
Messages
1,720
Reaction score
2,226
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
RMMV
Nice!
 

Shaz

Global Moderators
Global Mod
Joined
Mar 2, 2012
Messages
40,714
Reaction score
13,992
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
RMMV
wow - awesome!

I'm not sure about steps 4, 5 and 6. Does anyone know if Paint.net lets you use masks? Or would I have to install GIMP to do something like this?
 

Idiot

save early, save often, save versions
Veteran
Joined
Aug 12, 2018
Messages
43
Reaction score
37
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
RMMV
I really like this, thank you!
 

Avery

Sleeping Dinosaur
Restaff
Joined
Oct 13, 2012
Messages
2,495
Reaction score
14,947
First Language
German
Primarily Uses
N/A
@Shaz
I have not worked with paint.net so far, I tried at one point but it was missing to many options I need when creating resources. I just had a quick look and couldn't find any layer mask, so I would just recommend to do it in Gimp - it's really a matter of seconds there, especially if you copy the "finished" layer mask from Step 5 ;3
 

Kyuukon

主人公
Veteran
Joined
Aug 22, 2013
Messages
2,216
Reaction score
1,079
First Language
Spanish
Primarily Uses
RMMV
Quick and clean :c Love it!
 

ct_bolt

Creator
Veteran
Joined
May 3, 2012
Messages
954
Reaction score
524
First Language
Javascript
Primarily Uses
RMMZ
Nice, clean, quick & easy to follow tutorial! Thanks for everything @Avery! :cutesmile:
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Latest Threads

Latest Posts

Latest Profile Posts

YAY! I just posted my third Guide! Setting up STEAM Integration in RPG Maker MV WITH updated NW.js (huge performance update)
rux
MUCLSES!!! :epicface: :epicface:
If you're reviewing someone else's game, don't focus only on the negative and criticize them. Use positive constructive feedback. As game developers, we need to empower one another; not put each other down.
just posted a song I made for my game a while back... I sampled the HEY from Earthworm Jim's Snot a problem levels lol...
Based on this screenshot alone, which one would you sell, and which to equip?

Forum statistics

Threads
107,498
Messages
1,030,089
Members
139,627
Latest member
Sard
Top