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Icon fill textures

Icon fill textures

Map icons can use texture fills, for containers and agents the fill is used within the caption area of the icon but not the viewport. These textures are set via the $Fill attribute and the opacity of the fill texture can be further controlled by the $FillOpacity attribute.

If $NameColor (the colour of the title text) is set to the default of 'automatic') then the icon's title will be black or white text depending on the colour value of $Color and not the colour of the fill texture image. Thus if using fills it may be necessary to also set an explicit $NameColor value in order that there is sufficient contrast to read the title.

The texture is used to fill the whole face of notes and adornments. For containers and agents, the texture fills the part above/below the viewport as used for the title & text/table.

Built-in textures have the following name values:

  • linen
  • sandstone
  • steel
  • wood
  • water

Users can supply additional custom fill artwork; only JPEG format files are supported.

When setting $Fill, Tinderbox accepts a file name with or without an extension. If the user file folder contains the file "TestFill.png", then setting $Fill to "TestFill" or to "TestFill.png" is equivalent.

If a note has a fill, ⌘⇧-drag inside the note to move the fill image. Such a the fill image is scaled to fill the width of the note, and the centre of the image coincides with the centre of the note. $FillOffsetY moves the image vertical centre up or down from the note vertical centre.