Version: 2020.1
Hexagonal Tilemaps
Importing and preparing Sprites

Isometric Tilemaps

In addition to Hexagonal Tilemaps, Unity enables you to create Isometric TilemapsA GameObject that allows you to quickly create 2D levels using tiles and a grid overlay. More info
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. The isometric perspective displays all three X, Y, and Z axes, so you can add pseudo-depth and height to a Tilemap.

Isometric tilemaps are popular in strategy games, as the isometric perspective allows you to simulate 3D gameplay elements such as different elevations and line-of-sight. This lets players make tactical decisions regarding movement and positioning during gameplay.

Isometric Tilemap workflow

  1. Import and prepare Sprites for an Isometric Tilemap.
  2. Create an Isometric Tilemap.
  3. Create an Isometric Tile Palette.
  4. Set the Tilemap Renderer Mode and settings.
  5. Customize Scriptable Brushes to handle Z position changes.

  • Isometric Tilemaps added in 2018.3 NewIn20183

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Hexagonal Tilemaps
Importing and preparing Sprites