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Monthly Archives: October 2010
The following dialogue came up in the comments of Part 1 of this tutorial.
JJ: Could you show me a way to fill each tile of the map with a bitmap or some other graphic type? Is a solution possible based on using beginBitmapFill() ?
Me: What exactly do you want to achieve? Do you want to use graphics (imported or drawn in flash) for tiles? Or do you really want to fill the tile like texturing it?
JJ: I meant filling the tiles like texturing it.
What do you think?
Coincidence. That’s what I thought. While trying to put the last tutorial about terrain modification to a use by making a game of it I had to discover that there is already one in the queue from Pete Baron called Aztec God Game.
Alright, giving the landscape some natural feeling by applying colors to the tiles. This simply fits into the dynamic drawing of tiles by using a fill. The shading here will be done with static colors instead of shadow calculation.
This part deals with the implementation of the moving nodes method (Part 2) from one dimension to the pseudo 3D landscape and begins with the movie itself for you to test what it does.
Just hover through the landscape and lift single nodes with a mouse click. Neither am I gone further by implementing lowering nodes nor did I hide the mouse cursor and the green pointer. The first one would have (additionally) increased the number of code lines in this post without adding relevant information. Hiding the cursor would have brought the movie closer to a final state but at the moment it is the method that counts.