[quote:31ijvx8s]The drawcalls will be the same. Each sprites needs a drawcall, each tile also does. This also means it´s not recommended to have single objects span over multiple tiles, because each tile will be rendered individually. So an entire tree is better off beeing a sprite rather than 20 tiles in a tilemap. I think though there is more going on in regards to rendering. Also:
Interesting, so if you have 4 different (Animation Tiles) to use on 400 Tiles is not a good idea to use the TileMap I guess, unless I'm not understanding well, I thought that I read in other threads that if the Tiles are the same it counts the draw call as 1 but still were a bit confusing to understand as the TileMaps have many different Tiles animations
[quote:31ijvx8s]It also has some downsides though, that´s why I personally never really liked working with tilemaps. For example, you cannot animate tiles and I generally found it a bit cumbersome to work with for various reasons.
I agree is a bit messy and hard to follow the events once the project starts to get big as they don't have the option to use variables and booleans
[quote:31ijvx8s]It also depends on where you want to play the final product. For mobile it´s probably a better idea to use tilemaps because you wanna use that limited power well, on a PC you probably can get away with just using sprites, I don´t think you´d run into a bottleneck anytime soon on any reasonably modern machine.
The project is for Mobile any tiny performance gain is much Welcome
[quote:31ijvx8s]Hard to say. If the game is entirely based on tiles, it´s probably a good idea to use a tilemap since it offers tools (like a drawing tool) that are not available with sprites. You have to keep the downsides in mind though. If you want to use animations in all your tiles except a few, you probably should just use sprites. I don´t think you can calculate it.
I guess there is no an easy "Equation" to assess who will be much better suited for the Job which is why I opened this thread to find out, is strange I read most of the Threads on this topic and the Manuals c2/c3 many times but yet I always end up more confusing as it doesn't give any clear guide to be able to choose wisely, I will have to keep looking
WackyToaster Thanks for your Time