GIMP Script: hexGIMP
This script creates a set of layers and an image grid suitable for making TSR-style wilderness hex maps with brushes derived from AKS Hex Mapper tiles.
Tiles are not included, but the distribution contains a Linux shell script which can convert AKS Hex Mapper tiles to GIMP brushes; you must obtain your own copy of AKS Hex Mapper*. The conversion script requires ImageMagick and GIMP.
Obviously this will be most useful to Linux users (AKS is Windows-only, and Windows users may as well just use that). The interface is simple: tiles are placed by selecting a terrain or city brush and clicking inside hexes; rivers, roads, and political borders are drawn by hand. An image grid makes tile placement easy, and multiple layers keep everything separated for ease of editing and to ensure correct appearance (for example, roads will automatically go under hex grid lines and over rivers).
Attached is hexGIMP 0.0.1 and a small example map I made with it in only a couple of minutes.
Feedback is most welcome.
* Or grab the brushes from this thread (and see disclaimer there).
Version 0.0.2 is now available at the project's homepage: http://axiscity.hexamon.net/users/isomage/gimp/hexgimp/
The new version comes bundled with its own tileset -- brushes made from Thorfinn Tait's Atlas of Mystara hexes (used with permission) -- so the package comes ready-to-use. AKS tiles are no longer supported.
I'll stop posting updates here; those very few who may be interested can keep an eye on the project's webpage. Here's an image link which will always show the current version's example map:
OK, now I know I am casting a pretty high level resurrection spell on this thread and also I would like to apologize before hand for my ignorance but...I have reached a point in my campaign where there is going to be a serious movement of small and large armies around an area and I believe that a hex map would be an invaluable tool. So I would like to create one...
I want to use GIMP and the hexGIMP brushes and script. I have installed everything correctly and it works but...here is the big question: Is there a way to perfectly center a hex brush inside a hex from a grid or do I have to carefully place each hex brush? Seems it would take forever to do so. If I am missing something I am truly sorry for this almost silly question but a complete novice of GIMP asks for help...
I believe it will set up a grid, so if you turn on snap-to-grid you will snap each hex to the right location.
Originally Posted by The-Somberlain
Seems like isomage site went down, since i've reinstalled linux recently is there anyone who got a copy of the latest hexgimp and is willing to send me?
Are these brushes available in a greater resolution?
Edit: Turns out they are: