Bot’s Guide to Custom Art in RPGmaker MV: Making Tilesets

Find Inspiration & Embrace the Pixels

Ex.1 — RPGmaker.net is a really valuable resource for community examples.

Pick a Palette and Stick With It

Ex.2 — Sword & Sorcery features a palette of deep greens and browns for a portion of the game, suggesting a fantasy exploratory feeling that comes along with the deep foresty/earth tones used in the map.
Ex.2— Sword & Sorcery later changes the colour pallet to a deep purple which gives off the feeling of magic and mystery. Notice how the colour of the player character remains the same as the previous photo— almost to suggest that the character is out of place, as if they are exploring somewhere they shouldn’t be.

Getting Started

Ex.3 — Tileset “Inside_B.png” — Comes automatically with the RPGmaker install.

Pixel Art Basics

Ex.4.1 — Day1_B from our game The Tempus Hotel
Ex.4.2 — Day4_B from The Tempus Hotel

Keep it in Perspective

Ex.5 —Early in-game screen shot of The Tempus Hotel

Importing Tiles into RPGmaker MV

Ex.6 — The Resource Manager Panel
Ex.7 — The Database > Tilesets Tab

The Grid

Ex.8 — The Passage Tab
Ex.9 — The Passage (4 dir) Tab
Ex.10 — The Ladder Tab
Ex.11 — An example of the Bush setting in action. Image from the RPGmaker MV tileset guide. https://rmmv.neocities.org/page/01_08_10.html
Ex.12 — An example of the Counter setting in action. Image from the RPGmaker MV tileset guide. https://rmmv.neocities.org/page/01_08_10.html

You’ve made your own custom tileset!

Ex.13 — The map properties window.

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🧀 Maker of things 🌕 Print & Illustration🌻 🥞Art&Design Grad + 2 Years Sheridan Animation 🍞 26 • trans nb • they/them • Canada✨

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