On this page, you’ll find a variety of things related to our apps that we’d like to share with you.
The HXL File Format: I’ve had a number of people ask about the details of the Hexels file format. I’m not a big fan of closed, proprietary formats, so here are the details of the Hexels format. It doesn’t include info for individual render modes, but everything else is there.
Image import is one of our most-requested features, and it will be available in Hexels 1.2 with several options to give you control over the process. For now, though, we’re giving you Image2HXL. It’s a very small utility program that takes an image file and creates a Hexels file directly from its pixels. It doesn’t perform any scaling or anything, just maps each pixel to a hexel. (i.e. a 64×64 image will produce a file with 64×64 hexels.) Works best using the Pixels custom shape. Available for both Mac and Windows. Disclaimer: No guarantees of any sort come with this app. It’s been tested by multiple people, but use it at your own risk.
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