Class Index » Output Battlemap Tiles for Your Games with Macros
In This Lesson:
In this advanced tutorial, you will learn how to use a macro to break your dungeons or floorplan maps into 8x8" tiles (or even 11x8in tiles for full printed page output). You can output tiles for your printing or for use with virtual tabletops.
First, add a folder to your computer:
The macro uses a hard-coded folder location when outputting the tiles. If this folder location is suitable, you can always modify the macro file (which you will download shortly).
Click on the button "Download Tile Macro" and get the download JS2.mac file to your computer.
Move this file to your CC3 or CC3+ program files folder.
For example: C:\Program Files (x86)\ProFantasy\CC3Plus
Start CC3 or CC3+ and Load up the battlemap you wish to break into 8" tiles. Then type
into the command line of CC3 . Select the new macro file JS2.mac
Click on File - Save As and select Rectangular PNG.
The press the Options button and set the resolution for the output. 400x400 for virtual tabletop files or 2400x2400 for high-quality, printable files.
Continue to output a section of your map.
Do this ensures that you have exactly the right resolution for the following tile output.
into the command line. This will start the macro to output the battlemap tiles.
Type in the name of the tiles.
Select the top left corner to of the map where you want to start outputting your tiles.
Type in how many columns and rows.
CC3 / cc3+ will split your map into 8in tiles and output them into the folder you setup in step 1.