A downloadable Script

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⚠️ Requires Aseprite 1.2.10 Beta 2 (or newer)
Read here how to install Beta version

This script lets you create boxes of various sizes in Aseprite.

You can set a custom color for each of the sides, set a highlight and stroke color. You can also choose between two types of the corners: 2px and 3px. You can read more about the differences here.

There are two versions of the script: Regular and Lite. Lite version generates a stroke only boxes, intended for quick prototyping with basic wired box without any colors. Using Regular version you can set a custom color for each of the sides of the box. By default it will generate shades of your current foreground color.


Features

  • Custom X, Y and Z size of the box
  • Custom colors for Stroke, Highlight and each side of the box
  • Two types of the corners: 2px and 3px (Read more)
  • Optional Lite version of the script with a basic wired box for quick prototyping

Requirements:


Known issues:

Currently, Regular version of the script has some limitations of the box size. It is somewhere in the range of 30×30×30 but may vary. For example, you can have a box of 10×40×30 or 5×40×35 etc. Just try to mix and match different dimensions.

As far as I know, Lite version doesn't have this issue. Hopefully, I'll be able to fix this limitation in future updates.


Installation:

  1. Open Aseprite
  2. Go to File → Scripts → Open Scripts Folder
  3. Place downloaded LUA files into previously opened directory
  4. Restart Aseprite

You will find installed scripts under File → Scripts menu. You can add shortcuts to each script under Edit → Keyboard Shortcuts (Read more)

You can also create a separate folder for these scripts for better organization (Read more)


Special thanks to @davidcapello for giving tips on how to improve the code 🙌

Download

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

[KAM] Isometric Box Scripts (Regular + Lite versions) 10 kB

Comments

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I miss the option to change the isometric to other axonometric projections. I normally do a custom trimetric and would be very nice to have this tool!

I started implementing this feature just yesterday! I'm in the process of rewriting everything from the ground up, using the latest Aseprite API additions.


This will allow adding features like a custom angle for the axonometric projection. It already works (it's not a box yet though, haha):



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Hey Dawkwark - I had a small request - 

In the current version when one creates a Isometric Box,
eg Left 10, Right 15, Height 30.

The layer name of derives from those size values, but instead of the sequence being
Left, Right, Height - it re-sorts it to
Right, Left, Height 

Can you please correct this so it reads the same format i.e
Left, Right, Height 

Thanks 

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Noted!

Thank you for this very nifty tool! I hope you make more Aseprite tools! 

You are welcome! I have few more tools in the works. Hopefully, I'll be able to release something new soon!

I am happy to continue supporting your project :) 
I'd be super excited if you think any of these two features can be made in the future

1. Change the angle of the incline when creating a cube - 

Eg - following examples 

2. Ability to make isometric cylinders out of circle 

Thanks for suggestions!

1. “Isomteric” angle is one of the most requested features! And since the recent API update, I might be able to implement this feautre. I will think about it.

2. Well, I have another isometric script in the works, which can potentially solve this. 

All in all, I'm up for making more tools for Aseprite and I already have some stuff in the works, but it takes time to polish everything for the final release. 

I even think about making some kind of Early Access to these tools for those who don't mind missing manual/instructions or some features. 

Excellent 

Id be down for an early access like service to try out these tool

hi! i have a small problem, when i go on file on aseprite to find the scripts folder thing, it isnt there so i don't know how to access the script itself. i'm big confused :/

Please make sure you have installed Aseprite Beta: https://www.aseprite.org/beta

This was quite useful. If you set up a git repo for this, I'd be happy to pull request along some of my additions. In my version I needed bigger cubes so I rewrote your recursive implementation of floodfill to use a loop and a queue to speed up performance and allow it to go past the limits of the C stack for size (I was capping at about 30x30x30 pixels).

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Ooh! This is awesome! I will set up a repo and send the link to you. Thanks!

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Repo is up: https://github.com/darkwark/isobox-for-aseprite

Thanks! Pull request has been placed.

Great! Thank you! I'll do some code clean up and release updated version!
Do you have a Twitter account or something like that, so I could mention you in the description?

Sure, @AimlessZealot

Great stuff, thanks! 

I was poking around in the script (the normal one not the lite one), and was wondering whether it would be better to replace the undo/redo command  for refreshing the screen at line 286 - 287  with a single call to the Refresh command. Not sure if one way is better than the other, but I did find that the undo/redo calls didnt always work in my own scripts, while refresh seemed to work every time.

I believe these lines were added by @davidcapello as a temporary solution, because app.refresh() didn't work correctly with my script on Windows in the Beta 2 or something like that. But it was probably already fixed in the latest Beta releases

nice

Thanks man!

Looks so cool, nice one!

Thanks :)

this is not for windows right?

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This script is for Aseprite. It is available on Windows, macOS and Linux.

This is amazing! :D Great work!

Thanks!

It's beautiful, I can't wait to use this.

Hope you'll find it useful :)

The asesprite beta crashes immediately for me T_T I still have to troubleshoot. Maybe it's possible to fix?

I'm only able to use Asesprite by using the existing release.

I've heard people had some crash issues on Windows 10 because of the wrong beta branch. Make sure you have selected branch called beta - Beta version - Preview features in Steam. 

https://twitter.com/AlphieStudios/status/1063348105599344641

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Nice! Definitely my favorite script so far ^-^

Thanks!