Tessellated hexagonal grid?

Rick Harrison harrison at all-auctions.com
Mon Jun 25 09:28:29 EDT 2018


Hi David,

The old “Traveller” space game used to use hexes a lot.
Now that computers are so powerful you can do almost
anything.

Here’s an example using hexes.  Try zooming in and out.
Play around with the eye candy settings etc. It’s quite
impressive!

https://travellermap.com/?options=25591&scale=45.2578125 <https://travellermap.com/?options=25591&scale=45.2578125>

Cheers,

Rick

> On Jun 25, 2018, at 5:46 AM, David V Glasgow via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> Quite a few old school (and a few newer) games use a tessellated hexagonal grid.  Remember Railway Rivals, anyone?
> 
> I just started to play around with the idea of a grid using Livecode polygons.  Specifically, a map that can grow organically by sprouting  hexes at the edges.  I was surprised and disappointed to see how tricky it looks to be to do 'on the fly’ i.e. creating and then aligning hexes.
> 
> 
> Has anyone else played around with this?  Any advice?  It seems to me that the line of least resistance is to have a huge grid of ready tessellated invisible hexes which can be shown as required.
> 
> 
> Best Wishes,
> David Glasgow
> 
> 
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