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ThePolice
Joined: Feb 4, 2016


Posted: Dec 29, 2016 04:17 PM    Msg. 1 of 9       
So I need to create a bitmap with multiple bitmap indexes, similar to ui\hud\bitmaps\sniper_scope_crosshairs2.bitmap

How would I go about making it in gimp?


DeadHamster
Joined: Jun 8, 2014


Posted: Dec 29, 2016 04:52 PM    Msg. 2 of 9       
If I'm not mistaken, you want the command;

tool BITMAP source-directory

NOT

tool BITMAPS source-directory


For each index, save a completely separate .TIFF file. It may not be needed but I would make sure to name them 0, 1, 2, etc.

Then run the command and it should compile all the images into a single .BITMAP file.


ThePolice
Joined: Feb 4, 2016


Posted: Dec 29, 2016 10:00 PM    Msg. 3 of 9       
I can't get it to work. I saved my tiff files into one folder, named them 0,1, etc, and ran the "tool bitmap" command on the source directory but it says: failed to open TIFF: file does not exist

However if you put the filename at the end of the directory the bitmap will compile but only that single one.

I also tried the "bitmaps" command on the directory and it compiled separate bitmaps.

I'm not really sure what I'm doing wrong.


Kinnet
Joined: Dec 27, 2013

FeelsGoodMan


Posted: Dec 29, 2016 10:26 PM    Msg. 4 of 9       
are your image files on ".tif" format ?


altis94
Joined: Oct 5, 2012

What doesn't ban me makes me stronger


Posted: Dec 30, 2016 02:52 PM    Msg. 5 of 9       
You need to put all of the bitmaps in one and then add a blue background around it, kinda like this:


I think you need to put each bitmap under other.


DeadHamster
Joined: Jun 8, 2014


Posted: Dec 30, 2016 03:17 PM    Msg. 6 of 9       
Quote: --- Original message by: altis94
You need to put all of the bitmaps in one and then add a blue background around it, kinda like this:
http://puu.sh/t61vs/f09582b16f.jpg

I think you need to put each bitmap under other.



Yeahh that's it.


ThePolice
Joined: Feb 4, 2016


Posted: Dec 30, 2016 06:27 PM    Msg. 7 of 9       
Thanks guys that worked :D


DeadHamster
Joined: Jun 8, 2014


Posted: Dec 30, 2016 07:36 PM    Msg. 8 of 9       
Quote: --- Original message by: ThePolice
Thanks guys that worked :D


For future reference to anyone seeing the thread:

Border needs to be 1 pixel between images.

Border must be pure blue. R/G/B. 0/0/255


Unless theyre sprites the bitmap should be a power of 2. (4,8,16,32,64,128,256,512,1024,2048)


SBB_Michelle
Joined: Nov 4, 2015

Floof


Posted: Dec 30, 2016 08:05 PM    Msg. 9 of 9       
They don't need a specific amount of pixels in between them, it just works if they are under each other. Thought I would tell to save you some time.

 

 
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