An amusing experiment. :D
This is still being perfected. The trick is in knowing which letters to offset and by how much, and also in adjusting the other letters to form the most cool shapes possible.
A hexagon shape, a forced perspective effect, and a typeface all had their DNA extracted and recombined by evil scientists at Salk Institute. "Chimera Scales" is a hexagonal blackletter and the culmination of 8 years of genomic research. It has the ability to look like itself no matter what environment it's in. ALSO IT EATS HUMAN SOULS.
Welcome to the Pixel Hive.
YOU CANNOT ESCAPE THE PIXEL HIVE
An experiment to see how good of a hex grid I could make with just the hex brick. Answer: Pretty good!
(Use _ for the blank grid.)
This is capable of some pretty convincing "TV static" type effects, too!
Some letters were recently reworked to make them more consistent with the others in height.
- WORK IN PROGRESS -
A font for making hexagonal grids and maps.
You can make a map which is infinitely wide and up to 6 rows tall. This will increase to 26 rows tall once I figure out why the spacing breaks down after 6. Once this problem is solved, I'll begin adding setpieces and more tile variations!
13SEP2018: I never did figure out a way to stop the spacing from breaking down. No matter where I place the 7th row or how I alter the spacing, it's always out of place...
- INSTRUCTIONS -
Type starting with a or A, then b or B, up through fF, to build a column.
Once the map is as tall as you want it, repeat these letters to make the next column.
Use UPPER CASE to create land/floors and lower case to create water/walls.
"A" or "a" must be present in each sequence and each letter must be in its proper place and order for the map to generate properly. Making of irregular maps is possible, but it takes some cleverness to get them to look even. This problem seems to be insurmountable, sorry!
Use six spaces to create a void with the same width as a hex...
- MAPS TO TRY -
(Copy one, scroll up to the preview & use View -> "User Input" -> Ctrl+V)
1. Plains: ABCDEFABCDEFABCDEFABCDEFABCDEFABCDEFABCDEF
2. River & Pond: ABCDEFabcdEFABCDefABCDEFABcdEFAbcDEFABCDEF
3. Small Maze: aBCdeFABCDEfabcDEfABcdEfaBCDEFabcDefABCdEf
4. Honeycomb: AbCdEfABCDEFAbCdEfABCDEFAbCdEfABCDEFAbCdEf
5. Space: abcdefabcdEfabcdefaBCDefaBCDefabCdefabcdef
6. Coastline: abcdefABcdefABCdefABCDefABCDEfABCDEFABCDEF
7. Stripes: abcdefABCDEFabcdefABCDEFabcdefABCDEFabcdef
8. Broken Terrain: ABA ACDFABCDEFABEABCDEF
9: Yin Yang: AbcdefAbcDefAbcdefABcDefABCDEfABcDEfABCDEf
Using antialiasing broke the tile arrangements in my graphics software. You may be luckier, but I recommend having both antialiasing and kerning turned OFF.
A 3D hexagonal display font inspired by Organic Chemistry. Geometric, energetic, and one-of-a-kind; recommended for use at larger sizes with generous leading, not for body copy.
Each letter is made of 7 possible lines (a rhombus with 3 horisontal lines, forming hexagons). Sentances form bands, as if cut into a wooden stick or pole. Feel free to use for your conlags (just don't forget to mention me)! It has both English and Russian scripts (matched by sound). Used math to create: this script used minimum amount of lines per letter while making all have equal amount in total, so letters have 5 lines and numbers have 3, punctuation has 2. You can create your own efficient script by using a combination of "5 out of 7" letter parts. Similar to my "Square Seven - Girder" script.