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[GUIDE] Taking custom thumbnail image of your map

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[GUIDE] Taking custom thumbnail image of your map

Post by Gurt » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:27 pm

A new feature is thumbnail images that will be shown when installing and selecting maps in SFD.

The thumbnail must be 360x180 (or 720x360) in resolution. You can find the property to select the thumbnail image among the map properties, next to the map name.

We have captured all thumbnail images directly through the map editor for our official maps. This is the process we used:
1: First we changed the test options to disable spawning (F6):
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2: Then start your map (F5).

3: While in the map enable the debug camera and thumbnail view finder (F7).
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4: Now you can zoom using the scroll wheel and fine-adjust your zoom by holding shift while scrolling. Move your camera around until you find the thumbnail you want. The white rectangle represent the thumbnail image area.
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5: Then you press PrintScreen.
6: To open the folder for your newly captured thumbnail press Ctrl+PrintScreen.
7: Go back to edit your map and edit the thumbnail property for your map and select your new thumbnail. Done!
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Post by RickAvory » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:11 pm

Shouldn’t the editor just do it manually? Couldn’t their be a feature where you can click “take a thumbnail” and it loads the map no problem? Frankly, I’m not proficient in map making or coding and all that stuff so I’m not sure how much of a triumph it would be to add in, however I’m referring to a game like “Super Smash Bros” on the Wii that just automatically made your thumbnail for you, or similar to a YouTube video that creates the thumbnail for you. Just a thought.
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Post by JakSparro98 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:14 pm

RickAvory wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:11 pm
Shouldn’t the editor just do it manually? Couldn’t their be a feature where you can click “take a thumbnail” and it loads the map no problem? Frankly, I’m not proficient in map making or coding and all that stuff so I’m not sure how much of a triumph it would be to add in, however I’m referring to a game like “Super Smash Bros” on the Wii that just automatically made your thumbnail for you, or similar to a YouTube video that creates the thumbnail for you. Just a thought.
But with that you can even make your own thumbnail with some external tool, meaning that you can also decide not to display a map portion (even if not recommended) and create custom art for it, even Youtube lets you decide whether upload a custom thumbnail or leave a frame of your video as thumbnail.
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