Anyone know much about isometric 2d images vs non isometric?

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  1. Tosty

    Tosty Well-Known Member

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    Apparently using isometric game/map designs is better for projecting 3d images from 2d animations.

    I'm just wondering what's the difference between using a square design vs isometric (diamond)... Why can't I use the same 2d animations on a square shaped map?
     
  2. Rogue

    Rogue Well-Known Member
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    Are you talking about having a world rotated 45 degrees around the Y axis as opposed to having the world parallel to the X axis?? Personally I don't see that much difference and it depends on the game. We are right now making a game where the world is not rotated 45 degrees. I think it really comes down to the type of game. A god game or an RTS I would think an isometric map is better as it shows 2 sides of things as opposed to just the one side.
     
  3. Tosty

    Tosty Well-Known Member

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    That's exactly the answer I was looking for, thanks!
     

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