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Making Hex Grid Tiles

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Jonsan
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Hello all, some help from the community would be greatly appreciated. I need to find a free grid creator that can make a grid of hexagons of a specified size (in inches or cm) within a specified square area. I have found tons of map creators and grids that either only work in pixels (instead of inches or cm). Anyone have any ideas?

Kirioni
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Does inches and Cm, makes a pdf
pelle
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http://hexmaps.appspot.comht

http://hexmaps.appspot.com
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/299033

edit: First one lets you use inches, cm or pixels. Second one only inches iirc. Output from both are SVG . Otherwise they are more or less the same code, and both were written by me (self-promotion yay!).

magic_user
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nanDeck?

Not knowing what you mean by "within a specified square area", the nanDeck hexgrid option could work. (http://www.nand.it/nandeck/) It will let you specify inches or cm. If you want to print other stuff on the same page, this may not be an option.

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If you want to take a look on

If you want to take a look on nanDECK (is a program that runs on Windows), this script draws an hex grid (1cm side for an hex) in a square (6cm):

cardsize=6,6
hexgrid=1,0,0,6,6,1,,#000000

The parameters of hexgrid are:
1 is the first card (you can use a range for more cards, like 1-10)
0,0 is the upper-left corner
6,6 is the width/height of grid
1 is the hex side
#000000 is the color of the hex

Jonsan
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Heya, I've been fooling

Heya, I've been fooling around with nandeck for a few weeks. It's a cool program and something I plan to use for prototyping the cards in my game.

Can I use nandeck to create a hex-tile with a hex-grid in it? I need to create multiple tiles that can be put together to form a larger board, but the grid on the tiles needs to be designed so that the players can create the board by placing the tiles together as they want. The issue I am having is that each side of the hex tile needs a row of half of a grid hexagon so that any side of each tile can be connected to any side of another tile. Make sense?

Jonsan
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pelle

pelle wrote:
http://hexmaps.appspot.com
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/299033

edit: First one lets you use inches, cm or pixels. Second one only inches iirc. Output from both are SVG . Otherwise they are more or less the same code, and both were written by me (self-promotion yay!).

I just got around to trying out your program and it works great. I might be moving to a hex shaped tile, but if I stick with square tiles this will save me tons of time. Thanks!

pelle
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tiled hexgrid

Thanks! If you're going for rectangular tiles with hex grids after all then the options you are looking for in my hex grid generator are called "Shift grid to side and wrap" and "Half hexes at top and bottom". Maybe it is not obvious, but those two options when both enabled will greate grids that can be tiled. :)

For hexagonal tiles it's a bit tricker but it should be possible to create that by deleting some parts of the grid.

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