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Export without borders

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Aerynus - Lead Developer

The ability to export the map at its grid size, without the borders on the side.

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CJ

@Aerynus -- Here's a time-stamped example from That Italian Guy of why we would like no borders or transparent borders when exporting. It would significantly reduce the extra steps needed in an image editor when creating prefab or drop-in map elements for VTTs (Foundry, Fantasy Grounds, etc...):

youtu.be/4e9xosxoBu0?t=239


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VTTom

This is the reason why its importand for me. I want to create buildings with the levels module in Foundry, but acutally i have to edit the buildings in gimp to get rid of the borders.


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Archduke Vecna

Can you explain that one to me? I've used Levels before and I'm not sure why you need to remove the border to use it.


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CJ

In Forge, for example, you can attach images to "tiles" -- mutable, moveable, drop-in objects that can exist over the background layer (i.e. the main map). With this in mind I can create pre-fabricated objects -- anything from stand alone buildings, to items/objects, to mounts/vehicles, etc... Essentially I can create a repository of buildings of various shapes and sizes, for example, and then add them to the VTT as tiles, and then place those tiles to create something new that doesn't already exist in the background image -- this object can have its own walls, light sources, etc. However, if I create a shop in DA and I want to use just the shop (the building specifically) as a drop-in pre-fab building-as-a-tile, I need to clean up the extra stuff that comes with exporting in a third-party editor -- I need to trim it, add some transparency around it maybe, and so on, for it not to look "off" when I drop it in.

The video I linked above shows the steps needed to create pre-fab buildings using DA, photoshop, and some Foundry modules for levels/roofs.

Hopefully that explains it clearly -- I'm not sure what else to say! :)


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Carol Dunster

I want an export without borders from the top down view because I don't like them in roll20. As it is now, I open a graphics program and clip them off for a clean look. Maybe it would look better or behave better if I left them on. hmmmm


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Colin Buckler

To have a transparent border at the edge of the map. This allows you to create a tile like asset that can be placed on a map.

e.g. in Fantasy Grounds Unity you can lay different images on a map and build up a much larger map.

If you have an overhang of a tree, you dont want to chop the tree off mid drawing - just have the part of the map transparent underneath it.


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Colin Buckler

To have a transparent border at the edge of the map. This allows you to create a tile like asset that can be placed on a map. e.g. in Fantasy Grounds Unity you can lay different images on a map and build up a much larger map. If you have an overhang of a tree, you dont want to chop the tree off - just have the part of the map transparent.


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Aerynus - Lead Developer

Can anyone who voted for this feature explain why exactly they want this? We have a hard time understanding the use case for this.


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Status changed to: In progress