Many of you will know of Goxel, a voxel editing program that can handle AoS maps, or be used for modelling.
Late last year, while myself and Influx were mapping, I decided to fork the source code and begin making some updates to it as we encountered things we wanted to change. I had been releasing these directly into the Voxel Cartography Discord, and having made a tiny recent fix I realised that I should (A) start using GitHub’s release feature to share them, and (B) advertise it outside of our small server.
So here it is: https://github.com/GrandyB/goxel/releases
Main changes (as of 0_1h):
🆕 FPV/First person camera ('#' hotkey toggle) Full control over it is in the Camera category; toggle button for it, with settings such as fly speed, FOV, and manually being able to set the coordinates. Arrow keys for direction. Page Up/Down for vertical movement. Right (or middle mouse) click and hold for "looking" (bare in mind you can't look and move at the same time for now). 🆕 FOV setting for regular camera (separate to FOV for FPV) 🔀 Rotational camera has a higher default FOV as part of making the transition to FPV less jarring; hopefully not too much of a problem - if it is, let me know. Can alter it yourself now anyway 🆕 Importing now adds the voxels into a new layer; this new layer is named after the file 🔀 kvx no longer has bounding box on import 🆕 Colour picker in tools panel is now the full colour picker from the popup (also reminder that holding CTRL while using a block adding tool briefly toggles to the colour picker for easy access!) 🛠️ Colour picker correctly steals mouse inputs, thus no longer draws underneath its popup while picking 🔀 Heightmap and colourmaps now export using .bmp, so they can be fed right into "bildramer's heightmap converter" (still need to specify .bmp in the file name) 🆕 Width/height/depth of brush 🆕 Added hotkey settings for brush modes (add/sub/paint are U/I/O) and planes (<> for move it up/down, / for visibility). Can change in settings. 🆕 Height/colourmap export (file > export) 🔀 Layer pane display always visible on the right 🛠️ ByteBit's AoS .vxl file fix
Can find me in the Voxel Cartography Discord - I will check here a bit but it’s easier to reach me there or in aloha’s aos-mapmaking channel. I doubt I’ll put much more time into it (only came on to fix a tiny issue with it, previous update was last December). Hopefully it’ll be useful to some of you mappers out there.