The first step to insert a hexagonal tile into DomuS3D is to check that the tile image has the correct orientation and is cropped as in the following image:
The image file must be located on the local disk of the computer, the same disk that DomuS3D is installed on.
On the Ribbon DATABASE tab, select the command "Tile Managament" -> "New".
Enter the mandatory data
Then click the "Simple..." button and choose "Hexagon".
Next, you have to enter the three measurements of the hexagon: b = base, h = height, and d = side.
We recommend using the following formulas to calculate the height and base of the hexagon if you know the size of the side:
b = d x 2 h = b x 0.866
With these formulas, you'll be sure to get a regular hexagon that will be correctly applied inside the project.
Here is an example showing how to derive the base and height of a hexagon whose side measures 19.5 cm:
b = 19.5 x 2 = 39 cm h = 39 x 0.866 = 33.77 cm
Confirm with the "OK" button.
To associate the tile image with this newly created hexagonal tile, click the "..." button and select your image file.
Click "OK" to close the window and insert the hexagonal tile into the database.
This article is valid for DomuS3D® 2017 and later versions