Getting started with TexturePacker and CoronaSDK image sheets

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Getting started with TexturePacker and CoronaSDK image sheets
Andreas Löw texturepacker, tutorial, corona This is a short tutorial how to use TexturePacker with the new ImageSheet API from Corona SDK. The API is not yet documented and might still be unstable... You need one of the current nightly builds of CoronaSDK which includes the new API. To use the new API with TexturePacker you need the current 3.0.0 build which is currently available as beta version from the download section of this page.

Overview over the important files
spritesheet.tps - TexturePacker file to create the sprite sheets spritesheet.lua - Sprite definition file ("old" format) spritesheet.png - Png image containing the sprite data main.lua - The code driving the example

The complete code
First load the image sheet information file created with TexturePacker into memory
local sheetInfo = require("spritesheet")

Load the created image file:
local myImageSheet = graphics.newImageSheet( "spritesheet.png", sheetInfo:getSheet() )

To place a file create a new image Object with newImage, using the image sheet loaded before. You can select individual sprites by their name using getFrameIndex:
local myImage1 = display.newImage( myImageSheet , sheetInfo:getFrameIndex("drink")) local myImage2 = display.newImage( myImageSheet , sheetInfo:getFrameIndex("hamburger"))

Source code available for download
The source code is available on GitHub. Either clone it using git:
git clone

or download one of the archives: TexturePacker-Corona-ImageSheets.tar.gz

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However I have over 48 image backgrounds that are 1024 x 768. What do I do with those larger files? Do I create a background only image folder? ! Reply ! Share › IntenseMediaDotCom ! 3 months ago I use a lot of full size images in my apps: photos. sheetInfo:getFrameIndex("hamburger")) On the 3rd parameter there. background scenes that change from one page to another.Getting started with TexturePacker and CoronaSDK image sheets 1/21/14 6:27 PM 8 comments Join the discussion… Best Community Jerry Adkins 6 rjk ! 0 Share Login ! 10 months ago How about an animated example? ! Reply ! Share › 2 years ago I have just purchased this and tried to use with corona sdk.try multipacking. Size: 2048x2048 (16384kB)" refer to? I can assure you I don't have any images that size. Is there a way to use TexturePacker with these larger files? Is there any way I can optimize my graphics more efficiently using TexturePacker? ! Reply ! Share › eik ! 11 months ago local myImage2 = display.codeandweb. I can't find any examples on the usefulness of 'sheetInfo:getFrameIndex("hamburger")?' ! Reply ! Share › sathya ! a year ago how to accomodate different device image problem in corona sdk ! Reply ! Share › AndreasLoew Mod sathya ! a year ago Use "Force Identical Layout" in TexturePacker 3. 2 ! Reply ! Share › IntenseMediaDotCom ! 3 months ago what does "21 not fitting sprites . 2x and 4x are all the same just scaled up so that the data will line up perfectly with the standard size datafile.newImage( myImageSheet . I am using dynamic content scaling and everything looks good on the iPhone but if I go up to the iPad nothing lines up. looks confusing so I just use my own sequencing information.0 ! Reply ! Share › sathya ! a year ago how to solve the different size image problem for different size in corona sdk ! Reply ! Share › ALSO ON CODEANDWEB WHAT'S THIS? How to scale content for Retina Display iPhone and iPad TexturePacker Extension for ShiVa 3D Page 2 of 3 http://www. Is there a way in texture packer to make sure the image I export at standard . I think that it's using the iPad size image but still trying to use the iPhone size data file.

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