Creating seamless patterns for tileable textures
Inkscape video tutorial
I got sidetracked again by a reader’s request. It’s a nice and easy to follow video tutorial. It shows a simple trick to easily create seamless patterns in Inkscape. Due to the complexity I had to split the video up. Covering the game art part for the creation of grass, dirt or water tiles would make the video way too long. I just outlined the basic idea in this tutorial. The game art related creations will get separate videos.
The tutorial works best with plain coloured backgrounds. Keep your shapes smaller than the tiling square. Bigger objects can cause problems when tiling.
I hope you enjoyed this quick tip. The next video will use the basics covered here and I will make ground and grass tiles for use in top down games.