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Using sprite sheets?

Hi! Thanks for helping me, first of all :3

I'm migrating my project from Game Maker Studio, and all my animated artwork was saved as sprite sheets. This didn't use to be a problem, but I have no idea how to use these in collaboration with Paper2D. Will I have to separately split each image into a separate picture? That might be a bit tedious, any easy way of doing this (if it's the only choice)?

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asked Mar 12 '15 at 03:08 AM in Using UE4

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avatar image Furroy Mar 14 '15 at 01:16 PM

If you used Adobe Flash or TexturePacker or any other sprite sheet tool that exports a .json file along with the image sheet, you can just tell UE4 to import the json file and you won't even have to manually pull out each frame by hand.

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Hey!

Unreal Engine 4 can use sprite sheets for flip books and individual sprites. Flip books are for simple 2D animations. Individual sprites can be placed on a level. I recommend checking out the tutorials on youtube since they are very good.

But here is how to create a sprite from your texture:

Click to Edit Source Region:

http://img.ctrlv.in/img/15/03/12/550113b2947bc.png

Here you will be able to select regions from your texture that will be rendered.

Then you can select individual sprites from your sprite sheet: http://img.ctrlv.in/img/15/03/12/5501136502afe.png

The result is a standalone sprite that now you can use: http://img.ctrlv.in/img/15/03/12/550113e792fc3.png

Yep, You have to do this for each sprite or if your sprite is well separated you can use the extract sprites feature which automatically extracts the individual sprites.

http://img.ctrlv.in/img/15/03/12/5501146a7ac9f.png

I hope it helps :)

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answered Mar 12 '15 at 04:24 AM

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avatar image jfaztk Mar 12 '15 at 04:25 AM

Ho! That's great, I was already ripping out the separate images! Thanks.

I know this is a bit off-topic, but what is that tileset thing I saw? Is there any documentation on it?

Thanks!

avatar image Azarus Mar 12 '15 at 04:32 AM

It's off-topic for this question but you can create layered tile maps. I am not sure if there is a documentation. (Maybe google?)

http://img.ctrlv.in/img/15/03/12/550116ae0abbe.png

Left: Tile Map (Here you can draw on your tilemap)

Right: Tile Set (Set of images that you can use)

avatar image jfaztk Mar 12 '15 at 04:35 AM

Ah, alright, thanks!

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