Shoebox - Free Sprite Texture Packer and more!

  • just found it and it's a pretty nice tool for game developers.

    especially the option to create bitmap fonts with it:

    http://renderhjs.net/shoebox/bitmapFont.htm

    it has a very smart approach on kerning the individual characters.

    the workflow of creating bitmap fonts is more than easy and pretty straight forward.

    Ashley

    would it be possible to enhance the great sprite font plugin by reading the ouput .fnt file or automate the process of individual character-spacing in some way?

    take a look at a fnt-example here:font.fnt

    (open with a txt-editor)

    edit:

    the output png is as follows

    <img src="https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6200498/Construct%202/font.png" border="0">

  • Ashley

    would it be possible to enhance the great sprite font plugin by reading the ouput .fnt file or automate the process of individual character-spacing in some way?

    take a look at a fnt-example here:font.fnt

    (open with a txt-editor)

    edit:

    the output png is as follows

    <img src="https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6200498/Construct%202/font.png" border="0">

    I second this request for .fnt support, it would add a much needed option for C2 fonts in general. Web fonts can be unreliable if you are not connected to the internet, sprite fonts with customization like this would be #1 option for most projects in my opinion.

    Edit: Just found set character width action, which caters for most of my needs. :)

  • vee41

    check out that workflow with shoebox, its really awesome..

    it's like

    1) style your font in photoshop or similar in one line

    2) save as png

    3) drag & drop to shoebox

    4) output

    soo easy! i can't even imagine a convenient way with the current features of the sprite font plugin. this char-width action is cool, but i don't really see this tedious part on the users side.. more on scirras side :P

  • in addition to that, i'd like to post a short video on shoebox' bitmap font capabilities:

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  • This is an incredible app - the best free tool for bitmap font creation. The most powerful feature is that you can style your fonts in PS, than just drag and drop the PNG with all the required characters and voila, spritesheet is ready.

  • I'm trying to instal this program, but my computer says that it can't complete de installation because the instalation archive is broken.

    does anyone who have an older version that work, send it to me? (or help me in any other way..)

    i will send my email in a private message.

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  • I'm trying to instal this program, but my computer says that it can't complete de installation because the instalation archive is broken.

    does anyone who have an older version that work, send it to me? (or help me in any other way..)

    i will send my email in a private message.

    Current download link works just fine for me. In fact it hasn't changed for at least 2 months (file matches with one I downloaded in December).

    If anything, here's a non-long-lasting mirror to 3.4.2. Inform me when I can remove the file.

  • Has anybody tried to create a sprite font in shoebox for usage with construct 2.

    Shoebox does not respect the grid layout that Construct 2 needs in order to make spritefonts. I can't seem to find a good way to do it?????

  • Has anybody tried to create a sprite font in shoebox for usage with construct 2.

    Shoebox does not respect the grid layout that Construct 2 needs in order to make spritefonts. I can't seem to find a good way to do it?????

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