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Zoo Admin Forums > APE Tutorials > Making Icons For Zoo Tycoon

Posted by: Aussie Koala Mar. 2 2003, 12:52 PM
For those that like to have nice background icons for their newly created ZT object, this tutorial is a guide to helping you.
As with all my tutorials, this is the method I use.

Posted by: Aussie Koala Mar. 7 2003, 08:44 PM
Step 1.
Start up your graphics program and start a new image 42 x 30 pixels.

Color it how you want it to look, you can use textures etc for a more interesting effect.

Posted by: Aussie Koala Mar. 7 2003, 08:53 PM
Step 2.

Depending how many rotations you have for your object, you will need to this for each one.

Open the file containing your first rotation eg: SE

Using layers, copy the image of your object onto the background.

You will now need to resize it until it fits.

Posted by: Aussie Koala Mar. 7 2003, 09:01 PM
Step 3.
After you have done that for each rotation SE, SW, NE, NW as required are now ready to put those icons into APE.

Open APE as normal and add in the new icons.

Posted by: Aussie Koala Mar. 7 2003, 09:19 PM
Thats all there is too it!
Note: The icon with the balloons is the one I use for my objects.
I can easily identify my work plus anyone else that downloads it can easily see it is a user created object- and came from Zoo Admin smile.gif

Any questions about this tutorial, please ask in the Questions about online tutorials thread.

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