SpriteEditor:Add

Sprite

  • Allows users to add a Sprite to the workspace in the SpriteEditor.
  • Users have the option of navigating to any directory they choose to add a Sprite.

SpriteGrid

  • Allows users to add a SpriteGrid to the workspace in the SpriteEditor
  • Essentially, by taking an image, users can create a full grid of Sprites and then apply a change across the board (such as rotation) by editing one Sprite and confirming the change. This can be very useful if users are trying to create a board or a map for a game. Additionally, users can determine how far apart the Sprites should be, as well as the dimension of the SpriteGrid.
  • For more information on SpriteGrids, see the SpriteGrid tutorial:

SpriteFrame

Model

  • Allows users to add a new 3D model to the workspace in the SpriteEditor
  • The SpriteEditor unfortunately only supports adding .X files for models – this is a problem with MDX. However, FlatRedBall XNA handles both .X and .FBX models.

Text

Texture

  • Allows users to add a new (premade) texture for a Sprite to the workspace.
  • In the SpriteEditor, every time a Sprite is created, it creates a texture as well. When changing textures, it is essentially like switching pictures out of a frame. The bounds of the sprite will stay the same, but the displayed texture will be different.
  • For more information about Texturing, see the Texture entry for Sprites:

Animation Chain