A lightweight and very optimized wrapper over NME's powerful but lowlevel 'drawTiles' which offers the best rendering performance (ie. batching) on native platforms.
See NME RunnerMark for a sample project using this library.
- provides a basic display-list, spritesheet animations, mirroring (tile flipping), scale X/Y,
- includes a Sparrow spritesheet parser, supporting trimming,
- uses (and caches computations of) the new drawTiles' transform2x2 for native platforms,
- uses Bitmaps for Flash target rendering,
- very optimized memory management, near-zero garbage collection.
Warning: TileLayer is a "batching" class so it should be used to display "many elements" - that means you should include as many sprites/anims as possible in the spritesheet. Creating many TileLayers is conter-productive, because having many textures and not doing batching is inefficient for GPU performance.
- install the library: type
haxelib install tilelayerin your terminal
<haxelib name="tilelayer" />in your nmml
// sprite sheet var sheetData = Assets.getText("assets/spritesheet.xml"); var tilesheet = new SparrowTilesheet(Assets.getBitmapData("assets/spritesheet.png"), sheetData); // you can now load higher/lower resolution textures seamlessly var tilesheet = new SparrowTilesheet(Assets.getBitmapData("email@example.com"), sheetData, 2); var tilesheet = new SparrowTilesheet(Assets.getBitmapData("assets/spritesheet-low.png"), sheetData, 0.5); // tile-layer var layer = new TileLayer(tilesheet); // optional flags: smoothing, additive blendmode
Add/manipulate elements as a display list:
// static tile var sprite = new TileSprite(layer, "spritename"); layer.addChild(sprite); // animated tile var clip = new TileClip(layer, "animname"); clip.loop = false; layer.addChild(clip); // tile group (only translation, use the TileGroupTransform behaviour for more) var group = new TileGroup(layer); group.addChild(new TileSprite(layer, "othername")); group.addChild(new TileClip(layer, "yetanother")); layer.addChild(group);
Note: you can provide null as the layer reference, but then Tiles will have a null size until they are added to the layer's display list.
// batch it! addChild(layer.view); // layer is NOT a DisplayObject layer.render();
- view (root DisplayObject)
- useAlpha (default true)
- useTransforms (default true)
TileSprite / TileClip properties
- tile (set image)
- x, y
- offset (change pivot, relative to center)
- scale / scaleX / scaleY
- mirror (1: horizontal, 2: vertical)
- r / g / b (defaults to 0.0, up to 1.0)
- width / height (readonly)
- tile (set anim)
- onComplete (TileClip->Void)
- play / stop
- x, y
- width / height (readonly, buggy)
- addChild / addChildAt / removeChild / removeChildAt
- extends TilesheetEx to parse Sparrow engine tilesheets,
- supports animation and trimming.
- Base class required by TileLayer,
- animations are matched by name (startsWith) and cached,
- can be used directly to dynamically build a spritesheet: TilesheetEx.createFromImages, TilesheetEx.createFromAssets
- fix TileGroup width/height measurement
- support useTint in Flash/JS fallback
- TileGroups inside TileGroup returns incorrect width/height.
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