N.I.L.E. map editor Tricks and Hints


After placing an object in your map, the quick and easy way of moving them around is to use the Number Key Pad. Using the 3D mode the and the object choosen and highlited witn yellow box outline:

The number 2 key will move the object toward you. Push the Ctrl key plus number 2 to move it faster.
The number 8 key will move the object back away from you. Push the Ctrl key plus number 8 to move it faster.
The number 6 key will move the object to the right. With the Ctrl key pressed, moves faster.
The number 4 key will move the object to the left. With the Ctrl key pressed, moves faster.
Pressing the Shift key with number 8 tilts the object to the left.
Pressing the Shift key with number 2 tilts the object to the right.
Pressing the + key on the pad with the Shift key will move the object up slowly. The + key with the Ctrl key will move it faster.
Pressing the - key with the Shift key will move the object down slowly. The - key with the Ctrl key will move it faster.

Tired of the long grasses showing on the floor of your building or other items. You can use TILES to get rid of the grass. Choose "Tile Palette" then choose TRNTILE 1 through 10. Pick the sytle of tile you want and click the "Insert" box to high light it. You can insert the tile either in 3D or 2D mode. Click off "Insert" when done. Still in "Tile Palette" mode you can high light the tile that you inserted and move or turn it to your choice.