TOKYO (MacHouse) – I’ve spent the last four weeks developing a new platform game with Sprite Kit. Game development is quite tiring as you probably know if you do it all by yourself. And it can take weeks or even months. So I’ve decided to quickly release a desktop application. I have already submitted it to Mac App Store. This new release is called TileObject Chopper.
TileObject Chopper is a derivative of an existing desktop application called TileObject, which is already available at Mac App Store. The sole purpose of using the former is to chop a large platform game map (like 6,400 px times 128 px) into smaller square tiles. The beauty of using this application is that it will generate a file containing lines of Objective-C code so that you can read your texture altas fairly easily with Sprite Kit.
- Let the application chop a vast platform map into hundreds or even thousands of tiles.
- Let the application generate a code file so that you can easily read your texture atlas with Sprite Kit.
- Resize tiles by 50%, if necessary.
- The application does NOT support the fullScreen mode.
- The application supports the retina screen. (tested with 2014 2.6 GHz 13″ MacBook Pro)
- Languages: English only.
- Application file size: 17.8 MB.
- The application comes with a built-in 14-page user guide. Choose Show Quick Tour under TileObject Chopper whenever you need to see it.
- 10.9 (not tested), 10.10 (tested with 10.10.5), 10.11 (tested with 10.11.1)
- 64-bit system
- Each tile is a square, and its side must be an integer (a counting number).
- The code file that the application generates in reading a texture atlas is written in Objective-C only.
Nothing so far…
Click here to download a trial version. This trial version will remain fully functional for 7 days, starting from the very moment you first launch it.
There is no video tutorial at this time.
TileObject Chopper is a product of Tom Bluewater.
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