Creating & Using Seamless Tiles

 

There are many ways to create seamless tiles. 

In this lesson, I'll show you one of the quickest ways I've found - FilterForge. 

While a pricey, FilterForge is a great graphic toolkit for game artists and has a massive online database of filters. For mappers, it's a godsend. 

In this lesson - really more of a demonstration - we create an 'new age' dungeon. 


Lesson 1: FilterForge (optional)


In this tutorial we work with FilterForge to create a bright dungeon tile which will work well with Campaign Cartographer (or other graphics programs!)
 
 

Lesson 2:  Importing Tiles into CC3+

In this lesson, we'll be importing a seamless tile into CC3+ and then using it to draw a Dungeon Floor.


This lesson assumes you have Dungeon Designer installed. If you do not, that's ok!  The process of creating a new 'fill style' and associating it with a seamless tile is the same, no matter if you are using Overland Mapping, Dungeons, Starship Maps, etc.  


What you do with the fill style, once you've got it set up... well... that's up to you!


Next Steps

  • Below is the 'Java' tile I used in this lesson. Download it and then place it inside your profantasy folder as follows:
  • Next, follow the video to create a new fill style and associate this bitmap with it.
  • Now use you new Fill Style in different way.
  • Try drawing a rectangle. Draw and oval. If you have Dungeon Designer, use it when drawing a room (like I did in the video.)
  • Finally, download some of the free tile packs (see right) and try adding new fills to your mapping projects. Enjoy!


 

Download Free Tiles Packs!

If you are a novice mapper, you probably don't want to spend dollars needed for FilterForge. So I've saved you some dosh, not to mention hours and hours, by creating a library of tiles suitable for lots of different maps. Check them out in the following download section.

 
Elegant Ceramic Tiles: Inspired by Asia architecture (12MB)
Modern Grunge for bad places. Concrete and rust. (84MB)
 
Industrial & Metal. A large collection, including transparent overlays (61MB)
Ceramic Tiles Set 1. Sandstone and Alien (51MB)