Create Profiles

How to generate map textures and create map profiles.

Map Texture Creator

The Map Texture Creator is used to render a static texture of your whole map and create a Map Profile out of it. The final texture can be edited in an image program to customize the look and feel of your (mini)map.
Make sure to hide all elements, which should not appear on the final map texture, before you create the Map Profile.
You'll find the Map Texture Creator in the Unity main menu: Window > Sickscore Games > HUD Navigation System > Map Texture Creator


Once you open the Map Texture Creator, a new GameObject called 'HNS MapTextureCreator' will be automatically added to the scene, which holds all necessary components.
The process of creating a new Map Profile is pretty straightforward:
  1. 1.
    Enter a name for your new MapProfile
  2. 2.
    Select a fitting texture size.
  3. 3.
    Adjust the bounding box of your map. Use the box handles to modify the size within the scene view.
  4. 4.
    (optional) Assign your terrain / level mesh to automatically adjust the size of the bounding box. With the Scale Multiplier you can manually fine-tune the size of the generated bounding box.
Once the Map Profile is created, it will be highlighted in the project window and is ready to be assigned to the HUD Navigation System component or to a Scene Configuration.