Smooth autotiles - a 5 minute hack to nice transitions

Avery

Sleeping Dinosaur
Restaff
Joined
Oct 13, 2012
Messages
2,444
Reaction score
14,228
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
1,698
Reaction score
2,199
First Language
English
Primarily Uses
RMMV
Nice!
 

Shaz

Veteran
Veteran
Joined
Mar 2, 2012
Messages
40,034
Reaction score
13,672
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
2,444
Reaction score
14,228
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
1,078
First Language
Spanish
Primarily Uses
RMMV
Quick and clean :c Love it!
 

ct_bolt

Creator
Veteran
Joined
May 3, 2012
Messages
954
Reaction score
519
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

Finished that egg-sitting mini-game I mentioned here a couple weeks back. Now to fix the weather system so it doesn't rain indoors while you're playing it. >.> A simple fix in itself; leave it to me to take it as an excuse to completely revamp the time/weather/lighting system from scratch.
I'm really tempting to pre order cyberpunk 2077... should I do it or not :/ I really want to play the game but don't want to take a big hit to my saving because of it
So I need to come up with quite a few action sequences.
Was stressing about this plugin earlier, but pretty happy with how its looking now! Purple makes it pop more too!! :)

Forum statistics

Threads
105,485
Messages
1,014,082
Members
137,133
Latest member
Stuart18
Top